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Delaney Donelson | 4 years ago
2 Days Ago I Noticed A Big Black Scab On My Cats Chin, I Am…

2 days ago i noticed a big black scab on my cats chin, i am familiar with cat-ne (feline acne) and i have not noticed it on him previously. The scab was pretty large and when i looked at it today, he allowed me to touch it so im assuming it isnt causing him pain and it kinda just fell right off. However, now there is a big raw spot where the scab was. Its rather pink and i think i saw some clear and possibly some yellow fluid coming out of a couple spots. But at this point, he was uncomfortable and ran away so i couldnt get a better look. Anyone have any ideas? It just seemed like too big a scab to be acne..

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  1. Sarah

    Good morning? Years ago we had a very similar situation. We were advised to switch feeding bowls to ceramic or stainless steel instead of plastic, and that solved the issue. Hope this helps!

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I see lots of these. usually it is acne or allergic reaction to bowls/water dishes. Keep the area clean, ask your vet for a topical antibiotic scrub that can be used around the face a mouth and follow up with them for antibiotics or allergy meds if it doesnt resolve.

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Mary Brandt | 6 years ago
My Dog Is 2 Years Old.
I Suspect Maybe Her Stomach May Be Like That…

My dog is 2 years old.
I suspect maybe her stomach may be like that due to the food I’ve been feeding her so I’m thinking changing the food.
But I do not know why her nipples are large and black.

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  1. Anonymous

    Honestly, I would get her to the vet within the next 24 hours.  If they’re still open, go now.

  2. Dawn Ferara, DVM

    This sounds like something that needs to be addressed by a vet.  I really can even to begin to give you advise about this problem.

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peter greenouh | 6 years ago
My Black Lab Has A Large Sac Hanging Off His Top Lip It Dos’ent Bother…

my black lab has a large sac hanging off his top lip it dos’ent bother him but its now started bleeding

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Fawn Ash | 6 years ago
MY Dog She Is A Beagle And In Her Stool We Have Been Worming Her…

MY dog she is a Beagle and in her stool we have been worming her and in her stool there are these large dead black betel looking type bugs

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  1. Anonymous

    Take a stool sample to the vet.  Evidently whatever she’s being wormed for isn’t working, and your vet needs to know.

  2. PK Dennis

    She is eating beetles – no need to go running off to the vet.  A lot of beetles have exoskeletons (shells) so hard that they come out in pretty much the same shape as they go into the dog’s mouth.  My boys are eating the stink bugs we have here on the east coast the get into the house through any crack.  As long as your dog isn’t getting constipated by eating these bugs then I wouldn’t worry.  Either the beetles will drop in numbers as part of their normal cycle, or she will reduce their numbers by eating them.  By the middle of the summer she will most likely move on to other treats, like grubs and locust.

    LOL! 

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Peter Venning | 6 years ago
About 3 Weeks Ago My Black Lab Had A Large Lump(about 1.5kg) Removed From Her…

About 3 weeks ago my black lab had a large lump(about 1.5kg) removed from her left side. The wound has healed nicely but twice now she has had to go back to the vet to have fluid drawn out. How long will the build up continue for?

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  1. Wendy Ylen

    My German shepherd just had a terrible accident & had to have her left side sewn back up. At first they left a couple of drain tubes in but they were taken out after 10 days. From day 11 through day 30, she would get fluid under her skin where the wound was. Sometimes it felt really full & sometimes even hot. I was told they do not drain it because it will come right back so it’s pointless.  It takes time for their bodies to absorb this fluid but it will happen, as long as you are following the major rule- keep your dog as inactive as possible. If your dog jumps around too much or plays too hard or is just too active, this will cause the area to fill up with fluid again  it’s a constant battle! In the meantime we kept our dog very still (THAT was HARD! She’s a German Shepherd)! She was also on an antibiotic & pain meds which really helped her n

  2. Peter Venning Post author

    Thanks for the reply Wendy, like you said the area does get rather full, almost to the point where it feels like it’s about to burst open. It’s only been 3 weeks so I guess we just have to have more patience.

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Jeff deGraffenried | 7 years ago
I Have An Indian Pariah Who Has Been Battling An Infection Problem For A Long…

I have an Indian Pariah who has been battling an infection problem for a long time. With time the dog (Lucy) has slowly recovered to a point where the large holes have closed. However, the infection will not go away totally. The wounds will close and the infection comes back (black necrotic tissue) and the wounds open back up, sometime going from closed and looking healed (nothing inflamed, or discolored) to open to size of a quarter or so in a day or two. This has happend three or four times now. For example, over the last month, the holes slowly closed and have been closed for several days, the longest so far. Yesteday they all looked good. This morning one hole breached and now it is a centimeter in size and I am concern the others will reopen as well. One has been closed for more than a week. The one that opened today was closed for about as long. Yesterday there we no visable signs of infection. Today, boom, there it is and bad.

When this happens it appears to be deep, not only surfacial. The dog remains on antibiotics. However, it appears that whatever the infection is, it is a resistant type and will not be killed easily.

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Cameron Schweigler | 7 years ago
My Dog Is A 3 Year Old American Bulldog, Since He Was Young He Has…

My dog is a 3 year old american bulldog, since he was young he has had anditchy right ear which I concluded could just be yeast (since he is rather large). But he also gets black spots along his stomach and down his legs, when I pat the black spots he shows me they are very itchy with his hind legs. They are crusty and small, about the size of a dime, and not completely black but also a fungus type colour. When they are scratched they peel away but I dont peel them in fear of hurting him. I know this can be caused by fleas but none of my other dogs suffer from it. Pictures are available upon request. Please help.

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  1. Diedra Cardamone

    It could be caused by several things. Hormonal changes, allergies, fleas dirt, or regular old dirt. You an rule some of these out. Check your dog with a flea comb and making sure you are up to date on flea treatment. Otherwise an appointment with the vet is the best option to determine the cause. Keep us posted!
    Diedra

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Dee Hoeck | 8 years ago
I Currently Give My Black Lab Dasuquin With MSM. What Is The Difference With…

I currently give my black lab Dasuquin with MSM. What is the difference with Dasuquin and Cosequin? Is one more beneficial than the other, especially for large breeds that inherently have hip issues later in life?

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  1. Jana

    Cosequin is a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement to support cartilage. Dasuquin is generally the same PLUS what they call avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, a type of fats that helps prevent cartilage breakdown and have anti-inflammatory properties.

    In general, Cosequin could be used to prevent arthritis, while Dasuquin would be better for treatment of already existing arthritis.

    Please note that prevention strategy #1 is keeping your dog at optimal body condition/slim.