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Red area on Loki's throat
I was giving Loki his usual morning neck & tummy rub, after putting on his collar earlier (now 8.20am) .....& as he tilted his head backwards to look up at me, noticed a large area on his throat which looked like blood ...below his collar, not beneath it. I removed his collar & got a damp cloth & gently rubbed over the area, but nothing came off at all ....the area felt dry, so I thought it was either dried blood that I had not noticed when I put his collar on, or it was a large patch of raw skin. I have not seen him scratching at his throat, but he could have woken up during the night & done that, I guess. It is not an area he can reach to chew on ......so if it is raw skin, I am thinking that maybe he has miliary eczema? The area does not appear to have crusted bumps on it ....hard to see, as Loki thinks I am playing a game with him when I try to have a closer look. I have made an appointment with the vet in half an hour. Loki now snoozing, so am going to see if I can get a closer look. Hope it is nothing serious ....he certainly doesn't look sick, but he is always chewing on plants & leaves, so I am a bit worried.
Just been having another look, & wondering if the breast part of his new harness has been rubbing the area. He only wears the harness when we go for a walk, or into the park. Off to the vet ....just going to use his collar. Got the harness out to put on him, & then started to think that could be the answer, but strange I haven't noticed it before.
Last edited by Dwyllis; 12-19-2012 at 02:43 PM.