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Had Piper at the vets earlier yesterday morning for her rabies booster and to follow up on a yeast infection in her ear....Then last night I'm rubbing her belly and I see what looks like a long, wide, scratch or scrape of some kind. But WHOA....there's 4 or 5 patches of it....some kind of infection.
No evidence of fleas or ticks....Areas don't look like hot spots...
How did we miss it at the vets ???? Called vet and asked them for email so I can send pictures....."we don't have an email" the girl says. "You have a web site therefore you have an email" I tell Miss Cluless.
Anyway.....email is figured out, pictures sent. No response yet. Put Neosporin on it last night & this morning figuring it's bacterial, and it can't hurt. Following up with a call after they open.
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That's the other thought I had...arrrrgh.
 

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I've posted this ad nauseum, but as a wonderful way to help heal and keep skin in tip top shape, I swear by the eqyss micro-tek shampoo. WONDERFUL for all sorts of skin issues. It's the only shampoo my crew uses now and several others here have started using it too. This of course would not take the place of the vet visit and A/B. www.eqyss.com

Also, it stops itching like a miracle too.
 

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Scout had something similar under his arms, they called it puppy acne. They gave me medicated wipes, as they wanted to avoid antibiotics in a puppy. It comes and goes. I think it's an allergy. I'd clean and kep an eye on it. If it starts to spread or gets worse a vet trip.
 

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ARRRRRGH..........

Just called the vet and found out no one reads the email.

Oh you can bring her in Tuesday.
TUESDAY???
Today is Saturday, I'm on my way to work. Going to print up a picture and drop it off for a "best guess diagnosis".

Tuesday.........Arrrrgh :doh:
 

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I agree it looks like a superficial staph infection of the skin which can become a hot spot if they lick at it, so watch to make sure she doesn't lick at it. Brady has had a few of these this summer and I've managed them very nicely with listerine and gold bond medicated powder twice a day. I'm not suggesting not going to the vet, but you may want to try the listerine and gold bond in the meantime to prevent it from worsening.
 

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I'll pick that stuff up on the way home today...Always good to have it around I guess.....Dropped off pictures to vet.
 

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Our Cocker...now at the bridge...had this before we knew he had thyroid issues. He was overweight and had those same looking ***** sores on his back. As soon as he started his Thyroid meds...the weight dropped and the skin cleared up. There was one instance that they started to appear again after a few months of being on the medication. I took him back to the vets for a checkup and she found his dose needed to be increased a bit....again the sores cleared up and we never had another issue with it again.
 

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Still no word from the vet............Someone is going to get a piece of my mind next time I'm in.........But anyway, after treating the areas with Neosporin they have all cleared up very nicely as of Sunday. SO, that crisis is over.
 

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Paxton had what looks to be the exact same thing as a pup. The vet called it folliculitis (spelling?) aka puppy acne. She gave us an antibacterial soap and it took about a week to go away.
 
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