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gagirl09 01-01-2013 12:09 PM

What is this on my dog??? Graphic pic
 
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Hey all:
So my dog Sophie had two bald spots on either side of her rump area. I guess she had bit at it. Well one patch grew back in the other I noticed a scab and now the scab has fallen off and this is what is left. Any thoughts in what it could be? She has been acting strange. She has thrown up several times since being here in Michigan. She will boo boo outside but do another not even 5 minutes later and now this. I'm taking her to the vet on Wednesday but any heads up would be awesome. Stress? Stomach bug? Parasite. I gave her a flea and tick bath today.Attachment 29113Attachment 29114

Fifi.G 01-01-2013 12:40 PM

Poor baby :(

There could be a few different possibilities, and I am not a vet so I could not say for sure. I did want to let you know that my cat has severe allergic reaction to flea bites. If she gets one, she will end up with hair loss and lesions that can become infected. She also throws up due to this. Antibiotics and a shot of steroids typically clears it up.

I hope she feels better soon!

Fifi.G 01-01-2013 12:55 PM

PS- If you have neosporin, you might want to put it on the wounds. It is perfectly safe on animals, in small amounts.

Also, oatmeals baths are supposed to help soothe irritated skin.

HTH

gagirl09 01-01-2013 02:37 PM

I have bacitracin. I will put that on her. When I received more $$ I was going to buy something with oatmeal and aloe in it to help her. It's funny because she has had fleas before and I have never seen it do this. Thanks so much with the ointment suggestion because that was what I was scared of, it becoming infected. It looks yellowish in the pic but it is still flesh colored, if that makes sense

Fifi.G 01-01-2013 03:22 PM

You are welcome.

Just on the topic of pet allergies, they can develop them at any time, just like people. My moms cat is the mother of mine and she always had severe allergies, dermatitis, etc. My female cat did not develop hers until years later.

The poor things can even be allergic to humans. lol.

gagirl09 01-01-2013 03:39 PM

Thanks. Can't wait till Wednesday, I need answers, like yesterday

curlyarca 01-01-2013 03:57 PM

Ringworm? No idea, just a random guess.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-ca...-ringworm.aspx

Good luck.

gagirl09 01-01-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by curlyarca (Post 2094837)
Ringworm? No idea, just a random guess.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-ca...-ringworm.aspx

Good luck.

Oh god please no, I have touched it like an idiot!!!!!

claudine19 01-01-2013 05:28 PM

One of my poodles used to lick himself repeatedly in the same place, developing what was known as a "hot spot."

I hope that's all this is.

gagirl09 01-01-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by claudine19 (Post 2094870)
One of my poodles used to lick himself repeatedly in the same place, developing what was known as a "hot spot."

I hope that's all this is.

Yeah at this point I am leaning to hot spot or flea allergy. One has now appeared on her leg. Something told me to bring my dog clippers but I didn't so I can't shave the area bare and treat it properly. Tomorrow I will also put hydrocortisone cream on it to see if that helps the irritation. Thanks for everyone's help. Just trying to not freak out too bad

cyndi 01-01-2013 08:19 PM

She needs to go to the vet ASAP.

Fifi.G 01-01-2013 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by gagirl09 (Post 2094934)
Quote:

Originally Posted by claudine19 (Post 2094870)
One of my poodles used to lick himself repeatedly in the same place, developing what was known as a "hot spot."

I hope that's all this is.

Yeah at this point I am leaning to hot spot or flea allergy. One has now appeared on her leg. Something told me to bring my dog clippers but I didn't so I can't shave the area bare and treat it properly. Tomorrow I will also put hydrocortisone cream on it to see if that helps the irritation. Thanks for everyone's help. Just trying to not freak out too bad

It's hard not to worry, but I am sure they will patch her up. If they happen to do a steroid shot, you usually start to see improvement (in mood/behavior) within 24 hours. In 48 hours, you can tell they feel much better.

rileyb 01-02-2013 08:28 AM

They look like what my dog had this summer when she got fleas. Our vet told us to wash the area with mild soap and then apply some Neosporin and also treat the fleas monthly with a topical treatment (I've found Frontline Plus to be the best for us).

claudine19 01-02-2013 10:33 AM

Please update us when you get a diagnosis.

gagirl09 01-21-2013 06:34 PM

Sophie is doing much better now. The inflamed areas are no longer red and have returned to her normal skin/scalp color. Her hair is also growing back in as well. I have switched her back to her old dog food(at the price of food switching stool drama....and this too shall pass) and switch the laudry detergent back to a higher quality gentle one that she is used to, since I had to put sheets in her kennel to absorb the noise she maeks since she is in my apartment illegally till I can move into the correct one. She is going to get an oatmeal bath towards the end of the week as well.


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