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Question by nicklenights
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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My dog has a skin condition. It starts with a small blister on the skin and in a few days it has spread to the size of a quarter and it crusts over. There is a small amount of itching involved. It's mostly on the legs and stomach which makes me think it's allergy related. Pollen from grasses perhaps. Happens in the spring. Any ideas?

Answer by dogpro
Submitted on 7/9/2004
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Sounds like a pyoderma.  They are usually treated with an oral antibiotic and a
medicated shampoo such as SulfOxyDex.  The reason it is seasonal is allergies
lowering normal skin defenses.
hope this helps.


Answer by BlackDog
Submitted on 10/1/2004
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I have a 2 yr old black lab who has the same thing.  I was told it was a staph infection.  She gets her staph infections whenever she goes into non-running lakes or ponds, or creeks after a hard rain.  I do not like having to give her antibiotics each and every time, so the vet gave me a benzoyl-plus shampoo.  I use it each time she gets in that type of water.  She developed the infection again, and this is the first time I have used the shampoo without the antibiotics.  I have used it 3X total (shampoo 2X/week), and it looks like the staph rings are drying up.  But I am looking for a dietary supplement answer.  If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.


Answer by baby
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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my pameranian dog developed some kind of allergies from some food. he developed black spots on the legs and lost hair from those areas and something like frost bite or blisters on the paws. vet gave the shot to get better and put him on the omega 3fatty acid he seems to get better. after finishing the prescription i called the vet and asked if i could give him fish oil she said yes but only twice  a week , now after starting that i noticed my dogs lower lip which used to be the black now getting pink spots i and he also getting blisters on his paws i am so worried


Answer by tonya
Submitted on 10/31/2005
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my dog has hot spots on her back.  she is a miniature pincher.  she gets this every fall but it is very bad this year.  she scrathes so much it bleeds sometimes.  it's on her back and her hind hips.  what can it be?  her breeder told me it was exema.  


Answer by Chris
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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My dog has a blister like bubble next to her top right nipple.  I was wondering if this is a cancerous tumor?  Her nipple is a bit swollen to.  The blister turned a bit grey color but she is not scratching or biting it.  She was never spayed.  Thanks!


Answer by worried owner
Submitted on 7/20/2006
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My dog has an open wound.  I don't know where it came from.  around the area of the open wound her has seems to be gone.  I had noticed it last week that around that area before the skin was open there was no hair there.  what could it be? help


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