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« on: December 08, 2008, 06:26:25 PM »

Ok, so Scout a few months ago developed some redness on his lower belly. It didn't seem to bother him. He doesn't lick it or bite at it. I thought maybe it was a reaction to the colder weather since he has virutally no hair there. So I have just kept an eye on it. It doesn't seem to be getting any better. And it looks like some of his skin is flaking off. And it seems a little sensitive to touch. Its so hard to really tell if something is hurting him, he's very good at hiding pain. I just wondered if anyone know what it might be? I'll probably give his vet a call tomorrow.


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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 06:30:41 PM »

if he was human I would say it looks like a yeast infection
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 06:32:44 PM »

Moist Epidermis ?   [hot spot]   where the skin stays moist and does not heal very well.  The way we treat it
is to shave the hair and antibiotics.  But it don't look like Scout has much hair there so that is probably NOT it.
  It just looks like Chopper's after it is shaved..  Doc.. huh?
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 07:44:13 PM »

Poor guy! Almost looks like an allergic reaction to something.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 08:02:00 PM »

I know Terri, I was thinking that too. I had made him a new bed around the time it appeared, so I washed it. Maybe I should just take it away and see if it gets better.  Other than that, nothing has really changed. He's eating the same food, no new detergents or shampoos when I give him a bath. I sent the pictures to his breeder to see what she might have to add. MAybe its a typical weimaraner thing that they get that I just don't know about. Plus she is very much into alternative holistic medicine and may have some herbal remedies to suggest.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 08:34:32 PM »

Puppy dermatitis, without the pimples. Like hot spots. Kord gets like that, right before his yeast infections break out.

But, I'd say the new bed sounds like the likely culprit. Wash the bed and sprinkle some Gold Bond powder on him.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 09:06:07 PM »

thanks mmgy. I will pick up some gold bond. I think I will take away the bed(since I already washed it and it didn't make a difference).
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 10:23:11 PM »

Poor Scout!   rubhead hug  I hope it clears up soon!
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 12:38:06 PM »

The way we treat it
is to shave the hair and antibiotics.  Doc.. huh?
Hey Doc, I was wondering why you would have to shave the antibiotics? huh? grinsno

Emily I was thinking an allergic reaction to something.  My dog Whiskey that you did the painting of, she use to get rashes similar to that from grass.  So, the bed may sure be the culprit.  If you get antibiotics too, you may want to double check with the vet if they need to be shaved. xmaslol
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 01:14:47 PM »

Ok, so I sent the photos to his breeder. She said that it looks and sounds like duck itch to her. I did start taking him to a new swimming hole around the time it appeared. Not entirely sure what duck itch is, but I assume that it might have something to do with swimming in ponds where duck swim/eat/poop. I have a 230 appt today with Scout, so I will get some answers!

Doubtful he will need to be shaved there, not much hair if any at all there. lol Poor dog!
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 01:35:38 PM »

I've never heard of that either. Must be something like swimmer's itch?
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 03:32:37 PM »

Yeah, I think its another name for swimmer's itch. I just looked it up. Anyhow, that's not what he has. The vet thinks its a superficial staff infection. So he's on antibiotics for 10 days and a medicated shampoo. He gets 2 baths a week for the next 3 weeks. Poor dog!
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008, 03:35:33 PM »



awww poor Scout.   kiss


Molly would love the 2 baths a week!!! woof
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 04:48:42 PM »

Poor Scout! Minnie would HATE the bath part!
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2008, 05:09:41 PM »

 rubhead hug  Poor Scout!  Hope he heals real quick! 

Cana would love the bath!  Doesn't like the pool, but loves a bath!   woof
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2008, 09:53:04 PM »

Scout is very good about it though. He will hop in the tub for me. I guess he got sick of me "helping" him in the tub. Definitely an awkward experience trying to shove an 85 lb. dog in a bathtub! He's going to think I've gone nuts when I start bathing him twice a week. He gets his first bath tomorrow morning!
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 12:20:52 PM »

Well at least you know now and you can it is being treated.  When I have to give Xena a bath, it takes two adults to get her in the tub and 2-3 of us to keep her there. eeek  Getting her out of the tub is the easiest part. 
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 02:30:57 PM »

Well first bath down, only 5 more to go. He actually is really good about getting in the tub. I just know he doesn't like it and I feel bad for him. I felt especially bad since the shampoo has to sit on his skin for 10 minutes. But he is super soft now and his belly looks less red chbuds Of course I decided to further torture him by clipping his nails. He's probably had more than enough of me for one day!? lol
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 02:34:58 PM »

I'm glad he's less red!   rubhead hug  Poor Scout!  Mom you're so mean!  snowink
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 04:33:14 PM »

I hope you do not clip his nails for every bath. eeek xmaslol
That reminds me of last night, my dad had me take Spot out to clean his wound where he was kicked a few days ago.  He got kicked in the side of his gut. OUCH!  The gross part, the piece of skin and hair still hanging on had dried up and I was putting off cleaning it up. who knows  I warmed up water to clean Spot's wound and got it too hot.  Instead of cooling it down with cooler water, I did anything and everything to put off cleaning his wound.  I groomed him super well, I wormed him, cleaned his sheath, cleaned his hooves and oiled them, walked him some and when my dad yelled to me to get it done already I finally went back to clean up his wound.  It cleaned up easier than I expected thankfully.  So, yesterday poor Spot got his ya know what cleaned, he got wormed, and fully groomed when all he came out for was a wound cleaning. grinsno  I should have brushed his teeth too. 
That's it Emily, instead of clipping nails next time, brush Scout's teeth. grinsno
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