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Scab/Circle

Postby Po.Verse » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:34 pm

Alexis has a scab thats in the form of a quarter size circle on her leg. It feels like a scab and the outside is scabbed. It is raised a little bit. Any ideas? I will have a pic as soon as they send to my email

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby jamielvsaustin » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:27 am

Sounds like ringworm or the mange that is localized. Get that picture up quick so other people can give advice. It's likely going to need a vet visit though.

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby kcobean » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:18 pm

Sounds like a lick granuloma. We're dealing with one right now as well. Plenty on the net about these and how to deal with them. It can be tough because dogs don't like to leave 'em alone. Is it on the wrist area?

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby Otis » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:27 pm

Ringworm was my first thought-wash your hands and don't touch it anymore until you know for sure! I've had ringworm before (twice...), right on my neck-looked like a big ol' hicky!

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby Po.Verse » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:45 pm

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby Chasesmom » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:08 pm

Oh no! That's big. :o/

I don't have any useful information but good luck on finding out what it is and getting rid of it.

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby kcobean » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:17 am

Yup..looks just like the granuloma that Butch has on his back leg, except the hair has fallen out of (or been licked out of) the spot on his leg. They sometimes start as bug bites or scratches, and the dog just licks and licks at it until it forms this raised patch of skin. Can be tough to deal with because it becomes habitual for the dog to lick at it. Butch is on an oral anti-histamine to prevent itching right now and a topical antibiotic to help dry up the area and prevent infection. Vet told us to wrap it as well, but the darn dog keeps eating the bandage. roflmao

Do you notice Alexis licking or biting at that area?

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby April » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:23 am

Don't wrap it up let it get some air and let it dry off, my dog had one but smaller and it just went away.
That's a huge one tho, good luck it looks really nasty if it comes off might want to go to the vet if possible.

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby Po.Verse » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:32 pm

I havent seen her touch it yet.

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby kcobean » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:37 am

Does she spend any amount of time crated or alone? Sometimes they'll lick when they're bored or anxious, so she may not be going after it when you are around. A trip to the vet wouldn't be a bad idea though.

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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby mpetva2 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:46 pm

Yoda had

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Conten ... C=0&A=1676

Here is a photo of how it looks today, it looked more like the one in your photo when I first found it. I thought, after some internet research, that it was Ringworm, and rushed him to the vet. But $132.00 later, needle aspiration and examined under microscope she diagnosed it as a Histiocytoma. It showed up literally overnight. One day it was not there, the next day it was.

I am not saying that is what your pup has, but it is another possibility.

A fuzzy photo a week prior 08/21/10:
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taken today 08/28/10:
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Re: Scab/Circle

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:23 pm

Too big to be a histiocytoma, too furry to be a lick granuloma... not sure what it IS... but based on what little I can see an insect bite is at the top of my list.

If its still there, I'd definitely have a vet take a look.


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