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Old 07-15-2021, 09:09 PM   #1
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Took Scout to the vet this morning, possible infection but no answers. Signs showed up Tuesday night. Anybody else seen anything like this. Heís a 6yo rescue and my wifeís first dog. Biopsy was done but not going back for 2 weeks. Iíve always been a SSS guy but heís worth every penny.

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Old 07-15-2021, 09:15 PM   #2
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I’m not a vet. Allergy?
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:16 PM   #3
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I showed it to someone knowledgeable and they said might be possible chemical burns or electrical burns. Said looks like hot spots as well.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:38 PM   #4
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Iím not a vet. Allergy?

Heís had what was called ďdead-tailĒ in the past, but nothing like this.

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I showed it to someone knowledgeable and they said might be possible chemical burns or electrical burns. Said looks like hot spots as well.

Definitely not burns, but it does look like it. Tuesday evening it was a pink hairless spot roughly 2Ē round that he was constantly licking. Heís an indoor/outdoor pup that stays/sleeps at the house. My first thought was snake/spider bite since weíve moved from the city to the country, but I have yet to see any puncture wounds. Itís growing so rapidly is my concern. Finally got him to eat and drink with the cone of shame off.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:44 PM   #5
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He’s had what was called “dead-tail” in the past, but nothing like this.




Definitely not burns, but it does look like it. Tuesday evening it was a pink hairless spot roughly 2” round that he was constantly licking. He’s an indoor/outdoor pup that stays/sleeps at the house. My first thought was snake/spider bite since we’ve moved from the city to the country, but I have yet to see any puncture wounds. It’s growing so rapidly is my concern. Finally got him to eat and drink with the cone of shame off.
Ok they said that MRSA comes to mind but doesn’t usually look like that. Cancer was another mention. But then they said snake and brown recluse spider bite can do that but I know you said that you hadn’t found any fang or bite marks. Praying for the dog now.

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Old 07-15-2021, 09:49 PM   #6
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May want to try vetericyn, you can get it at the feed store.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:49 PM   #7
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Looks like staff infecting my goats got.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:50 PM   #8
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I would get a 2nd opinion...
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:52 PM   #9
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One of our dogs was doing that to a lesser extent. She's a fairly long haired dog and we didn't realize she had a few fleas. She was licking and chewing spots on her back end. Got her back on flea medicine and her hair is growing back. Your dog looks like it's got a skin infection now. If it were mine, I'd leave the cone on it anytime I wasn't able to watch it. I'd also use cut & heal, or some kind of antibiotic ointment or spray until it clears up. I'm no vet though.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:52 PM   #10
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Put a cone on his head to keep him off it. If you dont have one make one from a trash can. And I agree with Feathershooter.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:03 PM   #11
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Looks like a ďhot spotĒ aka acute moist dermatitis.

Secondary to excessive chewing or scratching. A dog can tear themselves up like that almost overnight.

Frequently it is secondary to a flea allergy.

Hereís some info:

https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/de...239&id=4952981


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Old 07-15-2021, 10:50 PM   #12
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Looks like a ďhot spotĒ aka acute moist dermatitis.

Secondary to excessive chewing or scratching. A dog can tear themselves up like that almost overnight.

Frequently it is secondary to a flea allergy.

Hereís some info:

https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/de...239&id=4952981


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Cone is on and stays on when Iím not home. Him having an allergy wouldnít surprise me. Thanks for the info, my first thought was he licked or chewed himself raw overnight. But he sleeps next to our bed and I never heard him. Either way I donít want my wife loosing him just yet, she loves this dog.

Thanks for all the info and responses guys. Probably going to get a second opinion if things donít show improvement with current meds by Monday.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:55 PM   #13
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May want to try vetericyn, you can get it at the feed store.

I would absolutely second this. I like the gel but the regular works just as good. Youíd be shocked at the types of wounds Iíve healed along with skin infections on both dogs and horses. Also I think I saved a few goats with this plus antibiotics. Itís a great thing to keep in the house for people too.


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Old 07-16-2021, 08:09 AM   #14
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I would absolutely second this. I like the gel but the regular works just as good. Youíd be shocked at the types of wounds Iíve healed along with skin infections on both dogs and horses. Also I think I saved a few goats with this plus antibiotics. Itís a great thing to keep in the house for people too.


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It will definitely help!
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:29 AM   #15
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May want to try vetericyn, you can get it at the feed store.
Not sure why I didn't think of this We have some, somewhere, from taking care of a cows injured leg a year ago. Time to dig in the shed! Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:35 PM   #16
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Cone is on and stays on when Iím not home. Him having an allergy wouldnít surprise me. Thanks for the info, my first thought was he licked or chewed himself raw overnight. But he sleeps next to our bed and I never heard him. Either way I donít want my wife loosing him just yet, she loves this dog.

Thanks for all the info and responses guys. Probably going to get a second opinion if things donít show improvement with current meds by Monday.

What medication did they prescribe for him if you donít mind me asking?

And it is fine to use Vetricin or most topical wound treatments. The key is keeping them from chewing, licking, and scratching the area. They can be painful and will drive a dog crazy wanting to chew at it- like a kid (or a meth head) that wonít quit picking a scab.

And these are deep skin infections so systemic antibiotics (injection or oral) are best.


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Old 07-16-2021, 01:39 PM   #17
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Our golden would get an allergic reaction every year at the same time. Vet would give him a steroid shot then benedril for a few days.
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:40 PM   #18
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Our English Bulldog had a spot on her leg that she started licking. Because of the swelling, I believed she had been hit by a copperhead in our yard. Hauled her to Aggieland and they watched her overnight and gave her some meads. Brought her back home, only for her to get worse and her breathing labored. Come to find out, she had a small minor sore, licked it because she is a dog. That turned into a bad yeast infection. Medication provided reacts bad to yeast infection and it dang near killed her.

I wonder if it could simply be a yeast infection as our dog had that because of the licking, now looks as it does?
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:54 PM   #19
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Check out www.acvd.org you can find a vet derm close to you have it looked at if not better. There is quite a wait time for them though. I would get him on some good flea medication (Bravecto or nexgard) and keep the area clean and dry until the biopsy comes back. If it gets real bad have your vet call to talk with a dermatologist and they may be able to squeeze you in sooner based on the severity.

Good luck
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Old 07-16-2021, 02:06 PM   #20
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Maybe try some gentian violet.
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Old 07-16-2021, 02:09 PM   #21
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Looks like a hot spot to me.

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Old 07-16-2021, 02:14 PM   #22
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Moist pyoderma..keep him off of it and systemic antibiotics +/- steroids and it'll be gone.
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