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What are Skin Ulcers?

If your dog has an open sore that is oozing pus, it is likely that he or she is suffering from a skin ulcer. These lesions usually indicate injury, infection, or disease and require an examination by a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause. Treatment and prognosis varies depending on the source of the ulcer, though the ulcer itself should heal within a few weeks if kept clean and pressure free.

A skin ulcer is a deep lesion that can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from bug bites to cancer. Though the ulcer itself is not life-threatening, you should have a veterinarian examine your dog for underlying conditions, as skin ulcers are typically a sign of infection or disease.

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Symptoms of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

A skin ulcer is visible as a lesion that is oozing or leaking. These sores can occur anywhere on the body and are typically accompanied by depigmentation or hair loss, as well as inflammation or redness around the wound. Your dog may exhibit different symptoms depending on the cause of the ulcer, including lethargy, loss of appetite, pain, and depression.

Causes of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

Skin ulcers are lesions that affect deeper layers of the skin and result when the upper layer is compromised. These are a symptom of many different conditions and may occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Adverse reactions to bug bites or to drugs
  • Trauma or burns
  • Fungal infection, such as blastomycosis or cryptococcosis
  • Bacterial infection
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Cancer, such as lymphoma and basal cell tumors
  • Parasitic disorders, including mange
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as pemphigus
  • Congenital disorders – the skin is abnormal at birth, in which case the abnormality may or may not be inherited
  • Metabolic disorders

Some breeds may be more susceptible to certain causes for skin ulcers, whether due to genetics, age, physical characteristics, or environment, though all dogs are at risk of developing these lesions over the course of their lives.

Diagnosis of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

If you notice a lesion on your dog’s skin, bring your dog in to a veterinarian for a thorough examination. Be prepared to provide a history, including your dog’s recent activity, places you may have visited, and any additional signs or behaviors that are out of the ordinary.

As part of this examination, the veterinarian may conduct blood tests, take cultures of any fluids to identify the infection, and perform a biopsy of the affected skin. This helps determine the cause of the ulcer and discover any other conditions. Depending on the results, the veterinarian may recommend further tests, such as x-rays, ultrasounds, or urinalysis, which will reveal more information regarding the root cause of your dog’s skin ulcers and show the extent of the condition. This allows the veterinarian to determine the best course of action and prescribe treatment accordingly.

Monitor your dog carefully throughout this process. Even if your dog does not initially exhibit unusual signs beyond the ulcer, further symptoms may still develop over time. Alert the veterinarian immediately if you notice any changes.

Treatment of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

Treatment varies widely according to the cause of the skin ulcer. Most lesions can be successfully treated at home, though the veterinarian may recommend hospitalization, depending on the underlying condition. In all cases, the ulcerated skin must be kept clean and free of pressure. The wound should be kept moist, as this allows sufficient blood to reach the area and enhances the healing process. You may want to ask the veterinarian about hydroactive wound dressings, which mold to the sore and keep the area moist without additional intervention.

If the lesion is the result of fungal or bacterial organisms, the veterinarian will prescribe medication to fight the infection. Any other conditions, such as cancer or burns, will need to be treated according to the veterinarian’s directions.

Treatment will need to be administered for several weeks as the wound slowly heals. During this time, you should monitor your dog for additional symptoms and to ensure that the skin ulcer is closing.

Recovery of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

The recovery process may take several weeks to several months, depending on the underlying condition. Prevent your dog from biting or licking the wound, and do not allow your dog to swim, as this may lead to infection. If necessary, remove any dead tissue from the wound as it collects to stop it from interfering with the healing process.

You may need to bring your dog in to the veterinarian for a follow-up exam to check how well the lesion is healing, as well as to monitor any underlying conditions. The ulcer itself should heal within a few weeks with proper care, though the overall prognosis varies according to the extent of the disease.

Cost of Skin Ulcers in Dogs

The treatment for a skin ulcer depends on the cause. However, most skin ulcers can be treated at home after consulting with a veterinarian. It’s important to keep the area clean to avoid infection. A soap made for sensitive skin, such as Cetaphil can be bought at most drug stores and can cost $3 per bar on average. The veterinarian may want you to use an ointment or cream to keep the area moist. Depending on the type of skin ulcer your dog has, an ointment or a cream may not be enough and may cause pain when applied. Check with your veterinarian about a skin care spray (such as Vetericyn) that can assist the healing process; keep it clean and avoid additional pain to the area. Vetericyn costs between $25 and $45 per bottle. The veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to help treat the skin ulcer if the cause is fungal or bacterial. Antibiotics usually cost between $15 and $45. The total cost of the above supplies is between $38 and $63. The total cost and treatment plan will vary greatly if the cause is cancer or a burn.

Skin Ulcers Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Scout
Brittney mix
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

Our pup is 9 months old and was spayed on 2/14/18. She is now exhibiting a small sore on her incision line. I had felt a small lump in that spot, and assumed it was a lump from the stitching. She still has appetite, plays, no issue with urinating or constipation. She has been a bit more layer back last couple days. We will bring her in on Monday to our vet, but it is Saturday, thoughts on if we should go to the emergency vet today?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The small lump may have been a seroma which may occur after surgery, many times they are nothing to be worried about especially if small; the sore can be bathed with a dilute antiseptic and you can put a little Neosporin there. You should keep an eye on Scout for the next few days but check in with your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bandit
Husky
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain in area
Oozing sore on face
Swelling

My dog had a sore spot on his cheek area and I washed him with an oatmeal bath. I thought it was fron scratching. It has gotten bigger over the last 2 days. It seems swollen in one area and his fur is wet and crusty from his chin to his cheek. No food changes have been made and we haven't gone any where. We moved from a dry climate to a very humid climate and he is a husky mix with a thick undercoat. I don't have a lot of money at the moment and I've had this dog since he was born, literally. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Humid climates can be bad for some dogs and may cause them to itch more and more prone to skin infections; you should bathe the area at least twice daily with a dilute antiseptic and apply an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin to the sore, it may also be beneficial to clip the hair around the sore to make care easier. You should visit a local Veterinarian regardless for an examination to determine if any systemic treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My female dog has a hole near the opening of her vagina. I think it is really itchy or something because she is always licking it and the smell is really bad. My mom does not want to visit a veterinarian due to financial problems. Please help.

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Wendy
Golden Retriever
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lesion

On edge of ear, my dog had what I assumed was a scab. It came off very easily as it didn’t really appear to be attached to the ear like a true scab, but it was growing hair. When it came off, it looked like a very small lesion. Two weeks later the scab/lesion/blood clot, or whatever it, is is back, and with hair on it. Again feel as if it could come off very easily.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Lesions on the edge of the ears may be due to parasites, tumours, sun exposure among other causes; you should have your Veterinarian take a look and possibly do a skin scraping to determine whether any parasites are present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rocko
Pomeranian
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Rocko has had a sore on his back for a while.. maybe a few years, the vet said it was nothing but over time it has grown, he is a Pomeranian/chow chow so he is very fluffy, we have recently had troubles with him collecting ALOT of fleas. The sore it self collects rocks around it (I don’t know how rocko is a inside dog) and oozes puss a bit.. I’m getting worried and I don’t know how to treat it and neither do I know how to treat his bad flea problem.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It sounds from your description like Rocko may need treatment for that wound, as it seems to have grown since it was assessed last. The best thing to do would be to take him in for a visit to a veterinarian, and they will be able to look at the wound, determine what might be going on, and get medication for both the wound to prevent fleas. In many parts of the country, dogs need to be on year round, monthly flea control, and if fleas are currently a problem for him, it would be best to use a prescription flea control product. I hope that all goes well for him.

Thanks for the advice, that's very helpful. Do the symptoms include: clingy to the owner,sad,weepy wound,redness and not as active as usual?

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Kaizer
Doberman Pinscher
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
Itching

My dog kaizer is 13 years old and he has a wound near his anus which was quite small and has become larger over a few days. The gap between the anus and the wound has reduced and I fear it’s going to touch the anus. It looks like it’s dried at the same time the sides of the wound kinda looks fresh. What do I do for the wound to heal fast.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The treatment needed to make that wound heal depends on the cause of the wound. Since I can't examine him or see what is causing the wound, it would be best to have him seem by a veterinarian, as they can look at the area, determine what might be going on, and give any treatment that might help. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Krypton
German Shepherd
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

ulcers

I have a 2 year old German Shepherd. A few days ago I noticed that his back was bleeding then, I tried to probe where it came from and I noticed that he has some crusted lesions on his back. I was thinking that probably it was just tick or something. Today, wife saw that his wound remained the same and she also noted some red patches on his belly which really got me worried. I want to take him to the vet, but I am away from home right now. I was just thinking what can it possibly be? and what home remedies can we give him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Krypton I cannot give a diagnosis, but in the meantime if Krypton is not showing any physical symptoms (lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting etc…) your wife should bathe the lesions with a dilute antiseptic and apply an antibiotic ointment to the areas affected. Then when your Veterinarian opens, she should take him in; if other symptoms develop, your wife should take him to an Emergency Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frankie
Pug
14 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding
Loss of hair
Redness
Swelling

Hi my dog has a spot on her upper backside that has no hair on it but is covered by her coat. It is bleeding and red around it. It also seems to be swollen somewhat and has a ting hole in the middle. I’m not sure if it is an ulcer or cyst.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Frankie examined by your veterinarian, as I can't tell without seeing her what the lesion might be, or how to treat it. Your veterinarian will be able to look at it, determine what it might be, and recommend any treatment that might be needed. I hope that everything goes well for her!

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Liesto
Australian Shepherd
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

My dog Liesto has a sore on his foot that bleeds. It's circular and raised red in the middle with a flesh colored circle around it like a bullseye it appears to be growing. First noticed about a week ago. Trying to wrap so he doesn't lick it but he tears at the wrapping and the bleeding begins again. Should he see a vet? Thanks in advance!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Liesto should see a veterinarian, yes - infections and problems with feet can be difficult to treaat topically, as they lick and chew anything that is on their feet. They often need oral antibiotics to treat any underlying problems, and your veterinarian will be able to see what is going on, determine the best course of treatment to solve the problem. I hope that everything goes well!

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Nallah
German Sheppard mix
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

licking
Scooting his hind end along the ground

I have a Shepard mix who recently started licking her anus a lot, I noticed yesterday a swollen area that looked to have puss in it near her anus and I began doing hot compresses. We then discovered a hole in the skin right near her anus, I am continuing to do hot compresses and cleaning the hole with beta dine using a Q Tip. The hole is large enough for the Q Tip end to go inside the hole. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Perianal fistula is a condition which German Shepherds over the age of seven seem to be predisposed to; the first sign is a oozing hole in the area surrounding the anus and will grow in size. I strongly recommend to visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible to take a look, confirm the diagnosis and commence treatment; treatment may be both medical and surgical depending on your Veterinarian’s examination. The ACVS (American College of Veterinary Surgeons) link below has some pictures of some of these fistulas. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/perianal-fistula
www.acvs.org/small-animal/perianal-fistulas

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Penni Lover Rogers
American pit bull
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Rash

Dog bumps on her back. Penni occasionally gets what looks like”hives”, All over her coat and maybe a few on her belly that look like pimples. She has a good diet and is current with her shots and meds. Recently we added a puppy to our family, and Penni has taken on a mommy role to the pup , and the bumps started up. She has had them before, for a short time before, but I’m concerned that this is stress induced.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Penni, I can't say for sure what the bumps might be, but they could be a rash, a bacterial infection, or an allergy. It would be best to have her examined by your veterinarian to try and determine what the cause of the rash is and get treatment for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Coco
pit bull terrier
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Redness,puss filled painful hole

My brother-in-law's 5 month old puppy has a sore on her side that looks like the pictures of ulcers that I have seen on line. He was advised by someone, not a Dr., that it looks like a bug bite that has some type of parasite inside. My question is, are the two normally similar in appearance and will the penicillin he was given for the "bite" also help an ulcer?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Dermal parasites are not common in dogs. If Coco has been seen by a veterinarian and treated, one would assume tha the veterinarian is treating for the condition that they think is likely. If Coco does not respond to the antibiotic given, she should have a recheck appointment, but if she has been treated, yur veterinarian would expect the lesion to resolve.

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Moose
Pyrenean Shepherd
16 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Limping
seeping
Scab
Dry skin,

16 yo long hair Pyrenees Shepherd male has many mildly seeping then crust to scab all over back and stomach. Thought could be reaction to bath soap but persists. He's a scavenger and will anything. Neighbor said he ate his fish fertilizer! Is in creek water daily that has run off from water treatment plant. Low carb food. Historically very skin sensitive. Takes 5 mg Meloxicam, 300 mg Gabapentin; Chin herbs for hips. Otherwise, for his age happy and still walking a bit. Any suggestions of how to proceed?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining him, I can't diagnose his skin condition, but if it is a moist exudate that forms scabs and crusts, he may have a skin infection that needs antibiotics. I'm not sure how long the condition has been going on for, or whether it is related to frequently being wet from the creek, or if his age has a role in his skin's ability to fight off infection, but all of those things might be factors in what is happening. It would be best to have an exam with his veterinarian, as they will be able to look at him, assess his skin, and get him any medications that he will need. I hope that this resoves quickly for him.

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Ken
Siberian Husky or Alaskan Husky
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

ulcer
open round wound with pus
Lesion

I have a 9 years old male siberian husky. About 10 days ago he had diarrhea in yellow-colored, so I went to the vet to get him diagnosed & bathed (because he didn't bathe for few months). He got an anti-tangled bath (thats what they call it) and the vet gave him some antibiotic/vitamin shot and gave us medicines for antibiotics & diarrhea-stopper. He's doing well now, he has finished his antibiotics, but just today I realized he has something hard on his back, the highest part of the back-bone, it was an open round wound with a bit of pus. The hard part was the dried blood I guess, it was dark-colored. The area around the wet wound still has his fur intact, but it looks like the fur that's attached to his skin is detached, which was why I saw the wound. He doesn't have fleas last time the vet checked, so i'm not sure what caused him that. What kind of home remedies I can give him during wait-and-see? I gave him betadine for now, and planned to purchase a coconut oil as well. I read your reply to someone about chlorhexidine, what is that? Can I purchase it to any drugstore? Also can I just use that to clean up the area without bathing him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic and disinfectant which we commonly use on the skin of animals before surgery; you can purchase chlorhexidine at a pharmacy over the counter, you can find a link below to the page on the Walmart website on the product. Betadine is also good as well, but if you are seeing pus you should visit your Veterinarian as Ken may require a course of antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.walmart.com/ip/CHLORHEXIDINE-2-SOLUTION/26961493

Day 2 i gave him betadine, i cut a bit of the fur around the wound with scissors, right now it's already quite dry. It's not wet anymore. I know in the end I have to bring him to the vet, but I'd like to ask your opinion first.
The wound isn't just scrapped lesion, but under it there's a lump a coin size in diameter but unsure the thickness. Like a candy. Is it just a swollen area like bitten mark, or a tumor? For another info, he also has a very small pinkish lump on his ear (vet said that can be cyst/tumor), is it spreading to the back? What treatment/diagnose should I do?

Day 2 i gave him betadine, i cut a bit of the fur around the wound with scissors, right now it's already quite dry. It's not wet anymore. I know in the end I have to bring him to the vet, but I'd like to ask your opinion first.
The wound isn't just scrapped lesion, but under it there's a lump a coin size in diameter but unsure the thickness. Like a candy. Is it just a swollen area like bitten mark, or a tumor? For another info, he also has a very small pinkish lump on his ear (vet said that can be cyst/tumor), is it spreading to the back? What treatment/diagnose should I do?

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Tootsie
German Shepherd
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Please help
Couple days ago I saw a cut bruise on the right side on top my dog's ear just so out of nowhere there's no other dogs in my house and she's tied most times there's no possible way I could think of to how and where she got that from the next two days it appeared jon the left side as well now it's spreading enormously looking bloody scalpish like I'm really worried I don't know what to do she's crying every night in pain. Is she dying ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit a Veterinarian immediately for an examination as the progression and the severity of your description is too much to consider managing at home; the wound would need to be cleaned and antibiotics would need to be prescribed. I cannot recommend anything other than visiting your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hank
Mixed breed rescue dog
4 yrs
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Medication Used

Apoquel and benedryl

Concerned sores blister itching on belly. Vet closed til Monday. Scratching.. looks black hole looking about 16 of them. I just got back from 5 day trip this just happened . Dog is lethargic and feels hot whole body we are concerned we should find one for emergency visit ..it appears severe and has gotten visually worse in just a few hours

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given the severity of the symptoms, particularly the temperature you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian for an examination to determine the cause of these symptoms. This isn’t something I would recommend you try managing at home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
German Shorthaired Pointer
7 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Medication Used

Amoxicillin 1 tablet BD
Amoxicillin

My dog is a 7 month old GSP, he was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his lower leg area and therefore is a front left leg amputee just above the elbow. He has recently developed an open wound on the tip of the stump , I think from the bone regrowing and causing the skin to maybe split? Is this possible? He is on antibiotics incase of any infection but the hole is getting bigger. I am salt bathing the wound but he seems to catch it all the time as the stump is an awkward length. What else can i do to help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ulceration of the stump isn’t uncommon in dogs after partial limb amputation and may be attributable to a few different factors; generally wear or rubbing is the most common cause along with infection. I would bathe the ulcer twice per day with dilute chlorhexidine but would advise you to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abbey
Basset Hound x Dogue de Bordeaux
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My sister has a bassett hound that has a large, open, meaty, protruding sore/lesion/mass on her abdomen. It's approximately the size of my fist or 5x5. It has been there for a few months. It looks gross. She has not taken her to the vet yet due to financial reasons. Wondering what it could possibly be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible causes for a lesion that size, but this would take a long time to heal and the underlying cause would need to be determined and treated. Most likely this has also be made worse by repetitive licking which could be stopped using a cone; regular bathing with dilute chlorhexidine may also help but I would highly recommend finding a charity clinic or a nonprofit to help with cost as this needs to be seen by a Veterinarian soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Alice and Little Bear
Beagle/Lab Mix
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss
slight inflamation
Redness
Itching

My two dogs, brother and sister, have almost identical sores above their left eye. They are beagle/lab mixes. The sores, and the area around them are losing hair, but i don't see any discharge. I have tried putting Vetrycin and peroxide on them, but it doesn't seem to clear it up. Reading in the comments, it looks like others have had bad results with these, and I'm just trying to make sure my pups are okay. Any idea as to what could be causing these?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Alice and Little Bear have sores in the same place it may be coincidental, but irritation to the eye can lead to excessive scratching which in turn may break the skin; I would suggest bathing the sores twice daily with chlorhexidine (peroxide can delay healing) and applying an antibiotic ointment may help too. If the problem continues, I would suggest visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and skin scraping to determine if there are any parasites etc… in the area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Golden Retreiver
17 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My dog is a senior golden retriever he is about to turn 17 in human yrs. He was in a car accident at age 5 and had to have a hip replacement they had to reconstruct his entire hip area I believe. We rescued him at age 7 and he had a growth where when his hip was healing he chewed it they said the vet said it was fine. We got it all healed up but there was still a large node under the skin where he pulled it for so long. It is about the size of a child pawn around in diameter, just to give u a visual. We turned him into our sons therapy dog for several years tip top shape. The vet did warn us this past year because he was loosing hair around the node that stuck out would probably bust or begin to leak before he passed away. And it did about 6 months ago however the local vets all have a different opinion most just say keep it clean and we do but it has worsened no one will remove it because of his age. We’ve done creams cleansers antibiotics “which all antibiotics made it worse, keeping it clean daily helps manage it. The last two vets mentioned putting him down because it looks pretty bad but I say until he show signs of pain “whimpering. Winning . Crying . Helping something” it’s my job to keep him happy. This dog is always happy but his immune system is awful lately ear infection and cold and eye infection one after another. He has occasional weakness nothing out of the ordinary for his age and his arthritis in his hip. His diet is great. They call this a skin ulcer what’s your opinion? Any advice on this? Should I do more can I do more? My dog is my baby he has been wonderful to our family we only want the rest of his life to be as good as he has been to us. I’ve been doing research coconut oil is that an option?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given Duke’s age and the nature of the problem I would just continue to clean the area regularly, keep it clean of dirt and debris and make sure any hair around the area is kept short. At this stage in Duke’s life just keep him ticking over until that day comes when he passes or you take him on his last car journey; with supportive and nursing care I am sure that you will know when the time is right for that decision to be made. I haven’t examined Duke so I cannot comment fully but I feel from your question that you have a handle on this. As for the coconut oil, I would be cautious as this is the treatment ‘du jour’ and apparently cures everything; I would say with regularly cleaning as you have been doing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mo
Red-nose Pit bull
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeping all the time

My granddaughter found a small red spot on our red nose pitbull up around the shoulder blade, it was maybe the size of a nickel...now 4 days later it's the size of golf ball. We are so scared n saddened to look at him going thru this. I need some answers, can't stand to see him not being himself & granddaughter just lay there with him. Please help us help our dog!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If something is growing this fast, your should visit your Veterinarian Monday morning to have it checked out. There are various lump, bumps and other lesions which may appear on a dog's skin some of which are innocent and will resolve without incidence and others may need medical or surgical management; without examining Mo I cannot say for sure what the cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Barclay
German Sheppard mix
6 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody open wound hurts and is uncomfortable

My dog Barkley has a wound on his back that could be a cyst or possibly in ulcer he keeps trying to lick the infected area which is clumping together with blood and hardening and it seems to be getting worse he cannot get comfortable he keeps trying to get up can't sit down or lay down for long periods of time. We have put a warm compress with hydrogen peroxide on it to try to clean it is there anything else we can do to make him more comfortable or make this go away faster?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Hydrogen peroxide may cause a delay in healing as it damages the exposed blood vessels leading to a prolonged recovery time; clip the hair around the cyst/ulcer and clean with dilute chlorhexidine, afterwards apply an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) to the area and prevent Barclay from licking the area (a cone may prove useful). If there is no improvement, it would be best to visit your Veterinarian for a check and a course of antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you it started with a little bump on his back and went to the bloody infection. I put peroxide on it last night But it isn't madded hair or anything just a open wound

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Muppet
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain

I found a big inflamed round aria under my dog's chine. It is getting worth. Start bleeding and he keep scratching the aria. I gave him a bath every day since. I cover the neck by rapping it with surgical rap after I clean it. It seems that was not helpful. I can't take him to a vet for financial reasons. Can you help? Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Skin lesions can be primary or secondary lesions, they may be caused by: trauma, infections, autoimmune disease, cancer, poisons or irritants. If Muppet has only one localised lesion, it may be worth putting an Elizabethan collar around his neck to stop him from scratching himself and ensuring that the area remains clean and free from debris. If the lesion doesn’t reduce in size within five days, please take Muppet to the Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

f you can’t afford to take your dog to the vet, you shouldn’t own a dog. Would you keep your children from a doctor if they were sick?

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Sparky
Bichon Frise
1year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Pain sores

Medication Used

None

My one year old mixed bichon has some pressure sores on his hand(on bottom of paw)They look red kindda like blisters.This is due to the knots he got from not cutting his tangled hair in a long time.Theybhurt him!I really regret it and I can't take seen him with pain.Can you tell me if I can take care of his sores here at home please. Thank you for your kindness

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible to take care of this from home by bathing the paw regularly (two or three times per day) with diluted chlorhexidine and applying Neosporin (just don’t let him lick it); also ensure that Sparky is off his feet and there is no dirt or debris getting in the way as well as giving him a good haircut as well. If you see no improvement or it gets worse, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jake
Siberian Husky
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Raised lesions growing around it.
Chews it frantically
Swollen Forepaw

A few weeks ago, one of my 6 Siberian Huskies developed a strange lesion on his right forepaw, began chewing on it, and I tried bandaging, but he just tore them off. I took him to a couple of vets, and neither have any idea what it is. one of them actually recommended amputation of the forepaw (without knowing what it is??) Anyway, I do not know what to do and it is getting worse. I can actually insert my pinky finger into the hole, up to the knuckle. This causes him no pain, but as you can imagine, it is quite large, and growing. Jake is a 10 yr old neutered male Sibe, and lives with 5 other Sibes, none of which have developed anything like this. We live in the Southwestern Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, where Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is rampant, but I have never seen anything like this and apparently neither have the local vets. VF is a fungus that typically stays in the lungs in dogs, but I have heard it can spread and cause strange things, but I would think the vets would know this. I don't know if you folks do this, but a picture is worth a thousand words, and Jake's photo packet can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwTY-NJq2wdxaF9RSjcwTkkyQ28/view?usp=sharing . This is a safe, secure cloud server. I have been soaking it daily in epsom salts, but that seems to have had little effect, as did the cephalexin prescribed by one of the vets, which is now gone. Your opinion and recommendation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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We do not have a feature on our website for photos as many times when people take photos the camera angle, resolution, lighting etc... can result in a poor image for making a diagnosis; but the images you’ve taken of Jake’s lesion are clear and interesting. Valley Fever is a bad problem around your area, but usually affects the respiratory tract with some disseminated cases causing skin ulceration but nothing like the photos you’ve provided. I do not know the cause, however I am suspecting a soft tissue sarcoma (although that doesn’t explain the hole); I would recommend a biopsy to be taken and sent for histopathology to examine the cell types and structures present to see if a diagnosis can be made. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Princess
Poodles
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Skin Lesion
Rash
Itching

Our 17 year old mini-poodle has developed recurring skin sores that itch, weep and crust over. I completely shaved her back tonight and was shocked at how many were hidden under her fur. She has a rash with at least 10 open sores. I have had her on two runs of antibiotics and each time the sores healed, but they don't seem to heal without the anti-biotic. I asked Vet for another prescription, but he wants to see her again before prescribing even though I had good results prior. She has other health issues due to age such as blindness, hearing loss, many teeth extractions and arthritis and sleeps most of the day. She still has a good appetite, but I am at a loss and am thinking it may be best to send her over the rainbow bridge. Thoughts?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Legally, your Veterinarian needs to examine Princess before prescribing antibiotics as Veterinarian are unable to give medications to patients without examining them first, regardless of whether or not this is a repeat event. If Princess normally responds well to treatment, it may be worth doing another course of treatment and keeping her hair short as well as regular bathing. Without examining Princess, I cannot give much advice on euthanasia (can only speak generally); but if there is a reduction in the quality of life, an increase in pain or a lower standard of welfare, euthanasia should be discussed with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tazzie
German Shepherd
7 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Bleeding through nose
Skin ulcers
Bleeding from ear
Pus and odor

My dog Tazzie has ulcers under and behind her ears and one lower on her neck. They're oozing pus and bleeding. A few blood clots ranging in size have passed. One was the size of a fifty cent piece. We have them bandaged and have been keeping them drain and cleaned the best we can.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You would need to take Tazzie to her Veterinarian to get some antibiotics as an infection will impede the healing; also, the underlying cause of the ulceration needs to be established. Bandaging my not be the best as bandages don’t allow the wounds to breathe and drain. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog Chloe is a rescue she's about 2 years old. I noticed a lump below her ear that had a clear liquid oozing from it. I cleaned it and tonight found one on the other side of her head about the same spot. It looks clear with a little dry brownish color when it dries. I cleaned that and the area of skin looks to be a yellowish color puss. Any idea on what these might be?

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Zeus
Golden Retriever
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Ulcerated skin infections

Medication Used

simplicef

Our Golden Retriever Zeus was treated for a skin ulcer during his annual examination and has completed the antibiotics prescribed 1 week ago. The area no longer shows signs of infection, but it is slow to heal. The ulcer is the size of a quarter with swelling of the exposed skin and still has some blood in the area. We are washing the area with an anti-bacterial soap and also applying an ointment for protection. The location does not allow him to scratch or lick it which is good. Will this take a long period to heal or should he go back to the vet again for a follow-up?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Healing of wounds, ulcers other injuries take longer in older dogs; if you are seeing progress in healing then there may be nothing to worry about as some ulcers may take a few weeks to heal. Ulcers aren’t like cuts which can heal quickly as there are two opposing sides close to each other, so ulcers have to heal the long way; as long as the ulcer is improving, everything should be fine. If you have any concerns, visit your Veterinarian for another look. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Quincy
English Springer Spaniel
21 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

skin ulcer

Our Eng Springer has suffered from bloody skin ulcers all over his neck, back and muzzle for 9 mos. We have exhausted everything that two vets have suggested. He has been tested for food intolerences (9 food sensitivities - now feed raw), skin scrapings (nothing), blood tests. antibiotics, claritin, and apoquiel (this works not but long term solution). Nothing is working - so advice? New vet, holistic vet? I am in $3700 (vets, meds and tests) so far.... Stools fine, no ear infections. None of his siblings/parents have this issue (we are close to breeder and 5 of his litters mates are show dogs)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I will assume that the two previous Veterinarian would have covered all the usual suspects covering allergy, infections, parasites, autoimmune and hormonal conditions. It may be a case of thinking outside of the box; in TCVM there is a specific section purely on food therapy and its relation to overall health. I really don’t know what to suggest. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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homer
Standard Poodle
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

small indented wound rear largest pad
previous cancer history

We have 11 y old poodle standard. He had IMHA when 1.5 years old so prednisone and aznathiaprine etc etc for 6 months after initial transfusion. This was registered as reaction to two stage rabies injection. Up until 8 years ok, but on 8 he had lumpshere and there but one lump grew fast on his rear leg. we waited until it was bigger, but it was so big quickly byt the time we operated the skin could not cover the wound left so a long period of keeping clean and slow slow recovery. 12 months later and it returned nearly same area, we got this one earlier and it was gone. margins were also removed etc. but..on tests it was discovered they could not surely identify. a year later returned nearly same area. each time poor pooch recovering more slowly, the stress has become too much and now it has regrown nearly same area again, just the one lump each time. we know his days are numbered but now we have a slight small round indented wound on his pad same leg. he walks ok but just noticed a few days ago keeping clean with sterilised things. but now it is heated and slight swelling. he is happy nearly 12 and we are now uninsurable they did not pay the last operation we cannot afford to pay for another and do not want him to suffer another operation he has been through enough. we have made appointment at vets, but for your two pennies worth it would be appreciated

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many types of tumour which may be affecting the area, but speed of growth may indicate a mast cell tumour. Surgery is the best option, but I understand your limited options due to being uninsurable. The type of tumour would have a bearing on prognosis and the type of medical management options available. Steroid therapy and antihistamines may help in some types of cancer, but your Veterinarian would be able to advise you better. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

We took him to the vet after five days as the area remained the same. We tried antibiotics which seemed to work until the day after the last dose, then another deep and larger wound, or abscess appeared near the small one we were worried about. Both were now pussy and periodically bloody. we were cleaning with a neutral soap suspended in warm water after walking and using old socks to protect the area from dirt. We then returned to the vets after a week as it was holidays. This time the vet said after a long examination that there is a possibility it could be a yeast infection, which funnily enough i was just thinking it was last thing, but the most hopeful thing it could be. So, we are treating with daktarin cream for humans and also as an aside have stopped his dried treats, treats that we had only started him on a month ago, as we suspected the treats were to blame as he had also started bothering his tummy and made it red from licking. so, the cream is now two days on so it is too early to tell, but no more break outs as yet, and he does seem a little happier. The cancer continues to re grow, further up the leg, but right now, it would seem, as a hope, that the two are unrelated for the time being, it might just be that the cancer is making matters worse for the other instead of it being the same thing.Sorry this is so long. I should mention he is on a sensitive chicken and rice food wet, as about 7 years ago he got tick fever and since that time has been unable to digest cow or grain, dried or wet without extreme stomach pain, this includes all dairy and even walking in a wheat field brings swelling between the paws rapidly. And thank you so much for your contact and reply, it is appreciated very much by us both here in the UK

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Chiara
west highland white terrier
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

The dog stops eating, looks depressed
The dog stops eating, looks depressed,

Doctor, my diabetic westie female has been just treated for the first time - she develops abscesses on her bothe sides. Today she had her third surgery ( opening, cleaning, etc.) for the third time in 1 and a half year. Why do they develop? Is it possible the reason might be the needles ( she get her regular insulin shots twice a day, however they are put on her neck or shoulders, not on her sides. Is there any prevention? She is 13 yrs old.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Abscesses from needles occur at the injection site. Abscesses on the skin usually occur due to skin trauma (by scratching or bite wounds) which subsequently get infected leading to abscess formation. It is possible that they are sebaceous cysts which can have a similar internal consistency to abscesses especially if they become infected (looks like cottage cheese), check the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/sebaceous-cysts

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Jak
German Shepherd
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Open bed sores/skin ulcers

Medication Used

Meloxicam 7.5
Tramadol 50 mg.

Jak is a almost 9 yr old full blood German Shepherd. Has arthritis in his back legs, started about a year ago, and he drags them and would get sores on his paws, we thought fro dragging them. Took him to the vet and he said they are bed sores, put him on antibiotics and had us get Silver Sulfate cream to put on daily and wrap the sores. At first he had one, the vet called stage 4 and one stage 1 sore and a couple more that looked like they were in beginning stages. We have been treating them daily but he has almost all 4 sores at stage 4 and getting worse. He licks the bandages and some times tries to chew off the bandages, I guess to get at the sore and lick it; guessing they hurt. I'm not sure how long we can continue to put cream on those growing sores and bandage him up, I want to take him back to the vet and ask what else we can do....my husband is very leery of taking him back thinking the vet will keep saying there is nothing else to do and that he is probably not going to stay with us very long. This is heartbreaking.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bed sores or pressure sores usually occur where there is a bony protuberance that has had prolonged contact with a hard surface due to inactivity, older dogs are generally less active. Moving Jak around so that he isn’t always on one side or laid is a specific position; the sores require antibiotics and may be the use of a different topical cream. Providing soft deep bedding will help relieve the pressure at the ulcer sites; preventing Jak from chewing by using an Elizabethan collar will help but can make some dogs restless. Another visit to your Veterinarian to check the progress and reevaluate treatment should be done, swabs for signs of infection and blood tests (recommend to check older dogs liver and kidneys) may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kritter
American Pit Bull Terrier
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Skin ulcers
draining puss
Hair Loss
Bleeding

My dog as two 4-6 inch wounds on his back that drain puss and blood. They are really deep. Also and there's hair loss only right around the wounds. It doesn't seem to bother him unless the size is touched by something. And he acts normal not really any difrent he eats just fine. But I've been on the internet and I'm kinda freaking out cuz I don't want it to be mrsa.... What do u think it could be? They started as little bumps also and just melted growing them opened

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes of skin lesions in dogs, two large wounds at four to six inches in size would be in danger of secondary infection if the initial cause wasn’t infectious. Causes may be due to infection, chemical irritants, hormonal disease or metabolic disease; I strongly recommend visiting a Veterinarian to have the wounds examined and possibly have biopsy, culture and sensitivity tests performed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nana
Border Collie
16 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Mamory Cancer, tutors and Ulcers

My Mother has a 16 year old Border Collie named Nana with Mamory Cancer. Mamas tutors have developed ulcers. She has been attempting to treat at home. What would be the best way to ease Nanas pain and help heal the Ulcers. Yes the VET knows as it was a VET who diagnosed the cancer. My Mother does not believe in just putting her down and wants to make her final days as comfortable as possible. What can be done at home to help Nana?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In cases of ulcerated tumours the best course of action, especially in older girls like Nana, is to ensure that the ulcers stay clean and free of debris using a diluted povidone iodine solution as well as antibiotics to treat any secondary bacterial infections that may occur. If Nana is exhibiting any signs of pain, speak with your Veterinarian about suitable pain medication for her (given her age I don’t want to recommend anything for her since I haven’t examined her). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roscoe
Basset Hound
9 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Skin Lesion
Hair Loss

My dog has sores on his back and is shedding at an alarming rate. He is acting normal,but I am wondering what could be wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for skin lesions and hair loss may be due to infections (bacterial or fungal), mites (usually itchy), contact irritation (chemicals) or metabolic disease. Due to the variety of different causes, it would be best to have Roscoe checked by his Veterinarian so that he may receive the correct treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dank
American Pit Bull Terrier
Unknown
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Pain, swelling and redness hes
Swelling

I recently rescued a male dog he had a big injury on his ear, I already healed that he shows a lot of signs that he was seriously abused. Also when I rescued him he had a big swollen sore between his toe' s that sore popped open an looks like a large abyss has drainage looked clear now there is a scab on it. It seems to give him pain halfway thru our daily walks. Is there anything I can buy to put on it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Good to hear people taking in a rescue dog. The lesion between Dank’s toes would be aggravated during your walks causing the scabbed over wound to open and be exposed to the outside which would sting causing discomfort; you would need to keep the lesion clean and free of debris (so no walks), you can clean with a povidone iodine solution in water. If there is an abscess, it may be worth getting antibiotics from your Veterinarian to ensure any infection is treated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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suco
Black Labrador
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Itching and Licking

Medication Used

None

my black lab have a tumors around his anous from several months, now some has start bleeding, we put different natural solution to try to give him some relies on itching .I took to vet and she said that because his age we can not do anything.. any suggestion? he is very active and eat a lot..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Suco has perianal gland adenomas which are common in intact male dogs. Surgical removal is treatment of choice but surgery is always at the Surgeon’s discretion depending on severity and Suco’s overall health. There are some medical management options available like cyclosporine which is suitable in some cases (but not all); this would be something to discuss with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I recently rescued a male dog he had a big injury on his ear, I already healed that he shows a lot of signs that he was seriously abused. Also when I rescued him he had a big swollen sore between his toe' s that sore popped open an looks like a large abyss has drainage looked clear now there is a scab on it. It seems to give him pain halfway thru our daily walks. Is there anything I can buy to put on it?

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Bella
Labrador Retriever
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Our dog is a 12 year old yellow lab. We have removed 2 lumps from her, the last was 4 months ago, and another has grown in the same area. After talking to the vet and considering her age and the likelihood of it being cancer and coming back again quickly, we elected to watch her and keep her happy until her time comes, which the vet thinks 6 months to a year. That was about 2 months ago. Her attitude and habits are great, seems to be no issues except this lump has gotten about 6 inches across, and it is near her back leg on her side so her leg aggravates it when she moves. I have tried everything to keep it from getting bad: i clean it with hydrogen peroxide to prevent infection and i tried to wrap it but the location makes it difficult to keep covered. We tried a surgical suit as well to cover it but the dog just licks it through the suit. So now the outside of the tumor is leaking, bleeding, and just looks horrible. Im not sure what else we can do to keep it from causing more discomfort and leaking. Once i bandaged and then put her suit on but it seemed the lack of air made it worse. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Like i said, she seems so healthy and fine otherwise so it hurts us to see this issue. thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Medical management of an ulcerated tumour can be a difficult task, especially when the location is easily accessible to be licked and when it is near a joint and gets aggravated during walking etc… Apart from regular bathing of the ulcer and treatment with antibiotics for any secondary infection, there is little more for me to suggest; I don’t think you would want to put an Elizabethan collar (cone) on Bella to stop her biting at it or restricting her movement to prevent aggravation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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madi
ulldog
8
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

open sores bleeding

Medication Used

baytril 68 mg

Bulldog has been getting sores around the neck. In a matter of 1-2 hours they will open up and liquid blood will ooze out of it. If I put hydrogen peroxide or neosporin the would will close but she then gets the liquid builds up and she gets bumps filled. She is on batril and she does not get the sores the minute we finish the med she gets the sores 4 days later. We have had blood tests and biopsies but it come up with a bacterial infection. This is going on for a year..,any ideas..we are having another set of tests..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If your Veterinarian hasn’t done so already, I would recommend culture and sensitivity testing of the bacteria from the lesions to determine the type of bacteria and the most suitable antibiotic to treat the infection; it seems that the enrofloxacin (Baytril) is keeping the infection suppressed, but not eliminating the infection, enrofloxacin is an excellent antibiotic but a more suitable one may be required in Madi’s case. Speak with your Veterinarian about this option. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog which is a pitbull is doing that too. Just random open sores that show up out of nowhere at first i thought maybe they were hotspots but now he has one on his back i dnt understand the vet said he had an infection and gave me antibiotics and it got better while he was takong them but as soon as we finished them he started getting them again i dont understand what is going on with him if you find out about your dog maybe it will help me i will be taking him to a new vet this week

My 7-year old Brittany is experiencing the same thing with "spontaneous" open, bleeding sores that seem to come out of nowhere. He also has very swollen lymph nodes and limited mobility (muscle or joint soreness). He was diagnosed with anaplasma, but the additional systems do not fit this disease so he is currently staying overnight at the vet hospital for observation, biopsy, and treatments including antibiotics and steriods. Have to wait for the biopsy results. Anyone heard os such weird skin lesions?

My 3 year old bulldog just started having this issue. I am so stressed. She keeps getting these purple lumps that ooze blood everywhere. The vet thought it was an abscess but now I am taking her back tomorrow cause more are showing up and they show up fast and drain fast. There's a lot of blood that comes out of them. It's only been 6 days and this is the third one that has shown up. I am beside myself worried for her

My dog is having the same issue. The has these painful bumps at the base of her nub tail. We did steroid oral meds, topical meds, antibiotics. They keep coming back. Blood tests revealed borderline cushings disease and that's it. I'm so frustrated.

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Mechelle
Old German Shepherd
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding
Redness
Fluid In Abdomen

My dog is a 9 year old over weight female and just recently she has two spots next to each other on her stomach that leak green fluid and bleed a little her stomach covers the sores because it hangs so I'm constantly cleaning them what is it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Mechelle has some infected skin ulcers. You will need to visit your Veterinarian for a confirmation of the diagnosis and a prescription of antibiotics to treat the infected ulcers, they may also recommend the use of chlorhexidine (some Veterinarian’s recommend it, some don’t) for cleaning the ulcers. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coach
Yorkshire Terrier
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Itching

Medication Used

Sucralfate

Hello I have two year old yorkie and his skin is very red and the hair is gone from the area he straches he a lot can yu tell me what I can do for it to make him comfortable

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The cause behind Coach’s itchy skin may be due to a few different conditions; it may be due to food or other allergy, bacterial infection, fungal infection or parasitic infection of the skin, chemical irritants or toxins. It is important to find out what may have changed in Coach’s surroundings (like you use a different fabric softener on your bed sheet) or you use a different type of food etc… A visit to your Veterinarian (I cannot prescribe any treatment without seeing Coach) will allow them to examine and prescribe something to make Coach more comfortable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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bruno
American Staffordshire Terrier
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

my dog has somthing on his neck but looks like a burn but hasnt been burnt

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Any ulcer or erosion of the skin could be primary or secondary in origin. Primary lesions are caused by irritants to the skin like chemicals or skin infections, removal of the irritant or treatment of the infection will usually resolve the ulceration. Secondary lesions are a symptom of another condition like autoimmune, metabolic or systemic disease which has skin lesions as a symptom, treatment of the primary condition and the treatment of the skin lesion would be required. A visit to your Veterinarian to identify the cause of the lesion is required as I haven’t examined Bruno and cannot make a diagnosis. If you cannot get immediately to a Veterinarian, don’t use a collar around his neck and if you have one use a harness if you need to have him on the lead. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Doctor, my dog died within 12 days. He was 18 months old. He had skin problem which we were treating through VET. One fine morning three ulcers erupted, we took him to doctor. He gave almost five injections and said its alarming and its mites. He called him morning evening and was giving medicine and cleaning the wound and also treated him with saline. He got his blood test done which showed 35% hemoglobin and low WBC. He was treating him. Then we took him to other vet who said he does not need saline and can be treated with medicine. Then my dog started getting fits and died. I could not understand what exactly had happened to him. He dint eat for two days properly and went. I don't understand what had happened to him exactly, why he went so early. Just 12 days. Pls advise. It's important.

My dog is losing hair on his neck it looks like a burn but it is not a it is draining pus it looks like a hole in his neck

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