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Our poor puppy….. / Nuestro pobre cachorro….

A few weeks ago, we noticed a little pink dot in Choripan’s chin. At the time it just looked like a pimple or a little scar, but as the week went on the little dot turned into a bigger dot, and more dots showed up around the lips. A week later …. our cute puppy had nasty looking warts all over his mouth. We did some research online and found out that Chori seemed to have Canine Papilloma Virus, a benign kind of warts that grow in the soft tissue of young and old dogs when their immune systems are not fully developed or weakened. He was due for a check-up anyways so the vet confirmed our findings, he will be ok and no treatment is needed since the warts disappear by themselves……in about 5 months!!!!

Hace un par de semanas notamos un punto rosado en la pera de Choripan. En ese momento parecia una espinilla or una cicatriz, pero con el tiempo el punto paso a ser un punto grande, y mas puntos aparecieron en los labios. Una semana mas tarde….nuestro tierno cachorro tenia feas berrugas en toda su boca. Buscamos informacion online y encontramos que Chori tenia el virus Papilloma, un tipo benigno  de berrugas que crecen en el tejido suave the cachorros y perro viejos cuando sus sistemas inmunologicos no estan completamente desarrollados o debilitados. Justo tenia que ir a un control de rutina asi que el veterinario confirmo lo que nosotros pensabamos. Choripan iba a estar bien y no hay que hacer ningun tratamiento ya que las berrugas se van solas……en 5 meses!!!!!

That seemed like a ridiculous amount of time but to remove the warts the dog has to be put under anesthesia and sometimes even after being removed they could come back. So since he didn’t act like they bothered him, we just left them there and kept a close eye on their growth. He looks pretty gross and can’t play with other dogs to avoid spreading the virus (Chupete’s immune system is strong enough to fight the virus so he hasn’t gotten anything). He even had to be put in isolation last time we put him in a kennel while we were in Chicago.

Eso parecia un poco largo pero para sacar las berrugashay que anestesiar al perro y a veces si las sacas vuelven a salir. Asi que como Choripan no parecia que le molestaran, las dejamos ahi pero las seguiriamos bien de cerca a ver como crecian. Se ve bien asqueroso y no puede jugar con otros perros para evitar contagiar otros cachorros (el sistema immune de Chupete esta desarrollado asi que no tiene problema). Incluso el Chori tuve que ser puesto en aislamiento la ultima vez que lo dejamos en un hotel de mascotas cuando fuimos a Chicago.

Suddenly everything turned pretty bad – a wart started growing in his lower eye lid in the left eye. He is about to get fixed (as in, neutered) so when we took him to get blood work for the surgery we asked the vet to take a look at his eye. The doctor planned to remove it the day of the surgery (in a week) so that made us feel better. But the wart started small and as it grew Choripan started to feel it and rub it and scratch it…now our poor puppy has conjunctivitis in both eyes PLUS a wart! He looked so messed up that we had to take him to the vet again and tried to schedule his surgery earlier.

De repente todo se puso mal – una berruga empezo a crecer en el parpado inferior del ojo izquierdo. Choripan esta a punto de ser castrado (si, no mas bolas) asi que cuando lo llevamos a sacarse una muestra de sangre para su cirugia le preguntamos al veterinario que le diera una mirada al ojo. El doctor planeo en remover la berruga el dia de la cirugia (en en una semana) asi que eso nos hizo sentir mejor. Pero la berruga empezo pequena y a medida que crecio Choripan empezo a sentirla y rascarse el ojo, revolcarse en el suelo……ahora nustro pobre cachorro tiene conjunctivitis en los dos ojos Y MAS ENCIMA un berruga! Se veia tan mal que lo llevamos al veterinario de Nuevo y tratamos de adelantar su cirugia.

He is now waiting for his surgery (Friday) taking antibiotics for his eyes and warts and wearing the cone of shame. Poor guy, he keeps hitting everything around him, can barely walk and looks just miserable…..we feel so bad for him. But his spirit remains strong, he found the positive side and discovered that he can use the cone to his advantage. He is practically wearing a shield against Chupete, and Chupete is terrified of the cone…his brother has turned into an alien and he doesn’t want to be close to it at all!!!! Chori is having fun terrorizing his brother…PAYBACK!!!!!!!!! Also Chori figured that he can put his head down,  cover whatever he is chewing…bones, sticks, chew toys…and Chupete has no chance to steal it from him. Anyways, Friday is the big day… No eye wart, no balls, no more conjunctivitis…..we hope he gets better soon and can join his brother in the yard…he misses him….A LOT!

Ahora Chori esta esperando su cirugia (Viernes) tomando antibioticos para sus ojos y berrugas, y usando el collar de la verguenza. Pobrecito, choca con todo lo que esta a su alrededor, apenas camina y se ve mirserable…..nos sentimos muy mal por el. Pero su espiritu sigue fuerte, encontro el lado positive de tener el cono en la cabeza y esta tomando ventaja de su situacion. Practicamente esta usando un escudo contra Chupete, y Chupete le tiene mucho miedo al cono!!…..el piensa que su hermano se transform en un monstruo y no quiere que se le acerque!!! Chori lo pasa bien aterrorizando a su hermano……VENGANZA!!!! Tambien Chori se dio cuenta que puede poner su cono sobre cualquier cosa que quiera morder y Chupete no puede robarselo (Palos, huesos, juguetes….lo que sea!) Pero bueno, el Viernes es el gran dia…No mas berruga en el ojo, no mas bolas, no mas conjunctivitis….esperamos que se mejore pronto y pueda unirse a su hermano en el patio….Chupete lo extrana….MUCHO!

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