What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby PitBull-Lady » Tue May 24, 2011 9:28 pm

Poor thing! It looks so oogy. I hope it clears up soon.

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:26 pm

Sarah wrote:Looks like he had a bit of an allergic reaction to a plant, but honestly, looks like he's got a staph infection going on, now. I would really want to see a vet for that. Plus side, depending on your vet, it might not be a super expensive visit. Most likely a course of antibiotics (cephalexin is the most common antibiotic for skin stuff, and isn't terribly expensive), and a medicated shampoo, or wipes.

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The vet agrees...

If he has really sensitive skin, I would have him wear something to protect his chest and legs next time he is in tall grass... they make special vests and such for hunting dogs like german shorthairs and such that also have thin coats and sensitive skin.

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby MissKitty » Wed May 25, 2011 9:19 pm

Thank you for the replies everyone.

I washed Apollo off (with just water) after I posted and the next morning the 'zits' were gone and the redness down to a dark pink.

Today the skin is peeling off a little where the 'zits' where but the color is normal.

Thank you dogs4jen for the list of plants, I am going to have my mom look at the list (she is a botanist) and see if any of them grow around here (Washington).

It does look like it could be fire ants, I don't know if we have any here. And I was with him the entire time and he didn't yelp or do anything that seemed like he was in pain.

Sarah and Misskiwi67, it did look like a Staph infection (thank you for bringing that up Sarah). But now it looks much better (I will post pictures tonight), so I am not sure if a vet trip is still needed....
The vet is holding a spot for me on Friday.

And Misskiwi67, that is a great idea! I have seen the chest protectors but never any leg protectors. I will look into them.

In the mean time, no more romps in the hay field for Apollo!

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Adrianne » Wed May 25, 2011 10:07 pm

Glad he's doing better, poor dude.

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Sarah » Wed May 25, 2011 10:28 pm

There are no fire ants in this region.

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:46 pm

MissKitty wrote:
And Misskiwi67, that is a great idea! I have seen the chest protectors but never any leg protectors. I will look into them.


You can make your own out of a pair of boxer shorts :D Not sure how they will work for a romp in the grass, but we recommend this a lot for dogs who had surgery in that area to prevent licking.

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Postby Adrianne » Thu May 26, 2011 12:03 am

Sarah wrote:There are no fire ants in this region.

Lucky!

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby SnowKoi2010 » Thu May 26, 2011 2:07 am

Adrianne wrote:
Sarah wrote:There are no fire ants in this region.

Lucky!

x2

D: I have to constantly put poison out on my days off so I can keep koi in the house while it settles into the ground so she doesn't try and eat it. ><

Its been raining a lot though so the big bad bugs have been staying far underground but when it gets hot, not even a human is safe sitting in the grass. D:

I hate FireAnts

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby MissKitty » Thu May 26, 2011 3:46 am

Misskiwi67 wrote:
MissKitty wrote:
And Misskiwi67, that is a great idea! I have seen the chest protectors but never any leg protectors. I will look into them.


You can make your own out of a pair of boxer shorts :D Not sure how they will work for a romp in the grass, but we recommend this a lot for dogs who had surgery in that area to prevent licking.


Ohh, that is not a bad idea! Apollo may have to take a test run in those.

Here he is tonight, much, much better!
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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby dogs4jen » Thu May 26, 2011 10:25 am

I'm sure glad he is doing better!

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby jamielvsaustin » Thu May 26, 2011 12:23 pm

He looks SO much better!

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu May 26, 2011 12:24 pm

jamielvsaustin wrote:He looks SO much better!


x2!

Glad he's doing better:)

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Fri May 27, 2011 12:03 am

I'm glad he's doing better! Maybe you can buy him a giant bubble ball and he can run in the field in that. lol

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby Shoshana » Fri May 27, 2011 2:03 am

I'm glad he is doing better!!!

Fire ants: no way he would have been bit that many times without you knowing. We have them here and the few times Peanut has gotten bit by one on her paw, she levitates while yelping and then zoooooms as fast as she can!

Once I managed to step on the same anthill while wearing Crocs and levitated, yelped and jumped into her dog pool while she was in it. I then had to kick her out cause the fire ants were floating off my foot and I didn't want her bit again. And yes, fire ants float in antballs.

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Re: What is this and what can I do? *gross pictures*

Postby white0nr1ce » Fri May 27, 2011 7:14 am

I am glad your dog is more comfortable and you escaped that bill!


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