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Weird skin thing...
So, today I noticed this on Gus's right elbow. I know I would have seen if before if it were there like yesterday/day before. It's like 2 inches long and there are a number of raised bumps and a raw spot (hard to see from the pic). I will take him to the vet on Monday or Tuesday but wanted to ask you guys too. I washed all of his bedding and replaced the car bedding. He has not been picking or biting at it, I have a cone if he starts that up. I noticed it when he was running around at the park today. A guy at the park who had a boxer that Gus was playing with suggested that it might be a fungus. I checked him over and didn't see any other place where this was happening.

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Weird skin thing...
So, today I noticed this on Gus's right elbow. I know I would have seen if before if it were there like yesterday/day before. It's like 2 inches long and there are a number of raised bumps and a raw spot (hard to see from the pic). I will take him to the vet on Monday or Tuesday but wanted to ask you guys too. I washed all of his bedding and replaced the car bedding. He has not been picking or biting at it, I have a cone if he starts that up. I noticed it when he was running around at the park today. A guy at the park who had a boxer that Gus was playing with suggested that it might be a fungus. I checked him over and didn't see any other place where this was happening.

Thanks so much

Well thats very interesting because both of my Dobies (2 young females) have the same condition. I tokd my Luna to find out what the issue was and they just gave her antibodics (didnt fix the issue). I need to take both of mine back but the first time cost me a lot of unexpected monies. Just curious what kind of food does Gus eat?

J.c.
Luna 6 months (black) and Precious 9 months (Red)
 

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Well thats very interesting because both of my Dobies (2 young females) have the same condition. I tokd my Luna to find out what the issue was and they just gave her antibodics (didnt fix the issue). I need to take both of mine back but the first time cost me a lot of unexpected monies. Just curious what kind of food does Gus eat?

J.c.
Luna 6 months (black) and Precious 9 months (Red)
how odd, did it spread? gus is on orijen adult, hes been on it a while
 

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I can't help on the leg any.
FYI:
Amy many years ago, had a fungus of something on one eyebrow.
Vet scrapped the hair off with a razor blade and gave us a cream for it.
Hair grew back good...never another problem.
 

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I can't help on the leg any.
FYI:
Amy many years ago, had a fungus of something on one eyebrow.
Vet scrapped the hair off with a razor blade and gave us a cream for it.
Hair grew back good...never another problem.
Interesting, thank you! I'm definitely going to call the vet monday. Did the fungus come on suddenly or did it appear gradually?
 

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Interesting, thank you! I'm definitely going to call the vet monday. Did the fungus come on suddenly or did it appear gradually?
Just showed up on one eyebrow...sudden.
I think my wife first put Vit.E on it first...after a few days, still the same / so Vet trip.

Amy was wonderful, Vet was amazed how calm she was, when he scrapped the one effected area, with the sharp razor blade.

That was several years ago...just used cream, if I remember correctly.
I will confirm in the morning...with my wife & re-post if I missed something.
Was pretty much uneventful...just went back to normal, quick enough.
- never did spread, to other parts
 

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Thank you guys, I'll keep you updated when I take him in on Monday/Tuesday. The bumps are bothersome. He doesn't seem to care, do you think it could be a hot spot? i don't know what they look like but could that be a possibility?
 

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Doesn't look like a hot spot and typically dogs will really pester them as they are itchy and the dog licking the area spreads the spot and it gets itchier.

Some dogs will end up with staph on elbows and hocks--tends to look like a beginning callous but an owner I know finally after messing around with it for months had the dog at a different vet (for something entirely unrelated)--that vet looked and said "Hmmmm, looks like he's got some staph going--recommended antibiotics and washing the elbows and hocks with a chlorhexidine shampoo and it finally cleared up--the dog was on Bil-Jac at the time. Recently she sent me a picture of some spots on an elbow and hocks again and I asked her if she'd remembered the first problem. She hadn't and went to the vet who said it looked like staph again--she also wrote and said that she'd put him back on Bil-Jac (she'd changed to something else while he was being treated for staph the first time) and that was it for her, Bil-Jac and that dog--as the combo is clearly not doing well by the dog. The spots are clearing up again on the diet change and antibiotics.

By the way, Beaumont 67--the spot on the eyebrow sounds like demodex and the cream was probably Goodwinol Ointment which is what they give out for isolated spots of demodex on young dogs. I complained once to my vet about the Goodwinol Ointment since it didn't seem to be doing anything for the spot on my dog (his was also on an eyebrow and all the hair had fallen out so he had one rust eyebrow with hair and one pink eyebrow without and his breeder said I'd better get it cleared up because she wasn't going to show a dog with a pink eyebrow....period.

I told the vet that I'd probably could use butter and it would work as well (ie not at all)--my vet replied that Vaseline would work better than butter and it stayed on longer. The expression on my face made him laugh and went on to say that the ointment basically smothered the mites.
 

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Okay, so an update. As of today he can't leave it alone and has licked it raw. We have a vet appointment tomorrow and i bought him a procollar so he can't lick it anymore. It also feels rougher, like the bumps have gotten bigger. but i suppose that could be from him bugging it.
 

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Well, they found no mites and the cells from the nodules were normal. The vet thinks he had a superficial allergic reaction to something from romping all over the grassy areas. She gave me a topical ointment
 

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Found out that my Dobies actually had a food allergy to grains. so grain free we be!!!! I put them on "The taste of the wild" it seems as if they had a chance of endless supply they would never stop eating my little dobie pigs! i will post a pic later
 

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Well, they found no mites and the cells from the nodules were normal. The vet thinks he had a superficial allergic reaction to something from romping all over the grassy areas. She gave me a topical ointment

What ointment is it?

Even if this started out as a contact allergy type thing, he most likely now has a secondary skin infection, esp. with all the licking and scratching he's doing.
 
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