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    Hi all,

    My new addition, Joni, was on antibiotics for two weeks for skin infections related to allergies as well as some interdigital cysts that were starting. Meds seemed to take care of it all! She's been off of them for a week, and I came home from work to this:

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    It looks BAD!!! And it looks different than the infection she was just treated for–thinking it might be a hot spot or over grooming because she's been itchy since getting off the antibiotics? Thoughts? It's pretty raw and inflamed and I'm sure she's super uncomfortable! And it happened quickly–I left for work at 9 and it wasn't there, came home at 4 and here it is.

    In terms of allergies, she's on Acana pork and butternut squash, which is the food the previous owners had her on and they said it's the only thing she does well on. She doesn't get anything else, though I have recently introduced coconut oil–she could be having a reaction to that or it's environmental since she's in a new home now.

    I'll call the vet, but wanted some advice for what to do immediately to treat.

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    Awe poor baby. I would clean it first. If she's itchy, maybe give her a Benadryl to help the urge to bite or scratch. It does look like a hot spot to me.

    Do you happen to have any Vetericyn? If not, just to soothe it for now maybe some neosporin, or cortisone. Just be sure she doesn't try to lick it.

    Linking the vetericyn for you, if you don't have it, I suggest buying and keep on hand for breakouts like this. It's totally safe if she licks it too.

    Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound & Skin Care 16oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00425DZTM..._oB-Qxb7Q4N5X2




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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Awe poor baby. I would clean it first. If she's itchy, maybe give her a Benadryl to help the urge to bite or scratch. It does look like a hot spot to me.

    Do you happen to have any Vetericyn? If not, just to soothe it for now maybe some neosporin, or cortisone. Just be sure she doesn't try to lick it.

    Linking the vetericyn for you, if you don't have it, I suggest buying and keep on hand for breakouts like this. It's totally safe if she licks it too.

    Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound & Skin Care 16oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00425DZTM..._oB-Qxb7Q4N5X2




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    Thanks so much for your response! She seems really itchy and miserable, and now I'm seeing that another hotspot is staring on the other leg.

    You totally confirmed my plan of action, so thank you for that! I just got back from picking up both Vetericyn and Benadryl, so I'll move forward with that until I can get her to the vet on Saturday.

    Hate to see her in so much discomfort. Poor girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Thanks so much for your response! She seems really itchy and miserable, and now I'm seeing that another hotspot is staring on the other leg.

    You totally confirmed my plan of action, so thank you for that! I just got back from picking up both Vetericyn and Benadryl, so I'll move forward with that until I can get her to the vet on Saturday.

    Hate to see her in so much discomfort. Poor girl!
    Perfect!!!!! Both should help lots. The Benadryl will keep her calm & the Vetericyn should heal her up in a few days. Try eliminating the coconut oil for now, just in case that's the culprit.

    Benadryl - 1mg per pound - start on lower dose and see if that works. Tyson is a big boy and I give him half the dose. Full one knocks him out, haha.

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    Sounds like a plan! Hope it's not the coconut oil because boy does she love it!

    She's 47 pounds on last weigh in, so I was thinking of starting with 25mg of Benadryl. Sound about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Sounds like a plan! Hope it's not the coconut oil because boy does she love it!

    She's 47 pounds on last weigh in, so I was thinking of starting with 25mg of Benadryl. Sound about right?
    Perfect I also give Tyson 25mg. Hopefully that is works, give her one now, and then another tomorrow when you leave so hopefully she won't mess with it much while your gone. Also load up the Vetericyn! Let me know how it looks tomorrow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Sounds like a plan! Hope it's not the coconut oil because boy does she love it!

    She's 47 pounds on last weigh in, so I was thinking of starting with 25mg of Benadryl. Sound about right?
    How is Joni doing? any better?
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    Thanks for checking in! She's looking a little better today after lots of Vetericyn and a couple doses of Benadryl. But she has one on the other leg now too, and she's walking a little funny, probably from the pain. I'll keep up with this treatment and keep you all posted! Thanks so much for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Thanks for checking in! She's looking a little better today after lots of Vetericyn and a couple doses of Benadryl. But she has one on the other leg now too, and she's walking a little funny, probably from the pain. I'll keep up with this treatment and keep you all posted! Thanks so much for your help.
    Start treating the other one too, hopefully in a day or two should be better. Poor baby.


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    Benadryl really knocks her out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Benadryl really knocks her out!

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    Sweet baby girl it does the same exact thing to Tyson just half the dose knocks him out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Sweet baby girl it does the same exact thing to Tyson just half the dose knocks him out!


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    Awww, yeah. She's definitely calm and drowsy—but at least she's not scratching at her legs!

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