Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 14

Thread: Need help with Emmitt's skin

  1. #1

    Default Need help with Emmitt's skin

    A few weeks ago Emmitt had three little bumps that looked like bug bites. They were raised pink and the hair was missing there. All the animals in the house are on flea control so I'm not sure what they were.

    Anyway, 2 of the 3 bumps didn't heal well. The bump is down, but the skin is red and irritated and getting wider. He's missing 2 patches of hair now and they are looking worse.

    The two bad spots are behind his ear and on his leg. They are scaly and seem to itch him.

    What should I put on these things. The one on his back healed up fine. I assume that's because he couldn't get at it.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Feed Store Operator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    reallyrob's Avatar
    Location
    Southern Illinois/Florida
    Posts
    669
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Princess Alberta (Bertie) Barkghesi
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    If they are making him scratch, you could try a dab of hydrocortisone creme. That's what I have been putting on Bertie's foot to keep her from chewing on the growth that popped up last week.

  3. #3
    Pistol Packing Bullyagrapher Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Libra926's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cheryl
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    7,813
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Vegas and Orion
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1148
    Blog Entries
    44

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Take him in! You might be dealing with mange. Although Vegas's weren't scaly.....they tend to get wider as it progresses. They can do a simple skin scrape and look under a microscope to find out if it is or isn't mange. This is just one possibility.
    @Emmitt E

  4. #4
    Wrinkle Wiper bjsfarm's Avatar
    Location
    Narvon PA
    Posts
    107
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Butter Cup, Ellie, Double D & CJ. Jr., Max, Doc & Willie
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Is it a hot spot? If it is it will soon ooze and look infected, putting antibiotic cream on them seems to help, and most important clean it often with peroxide.
    Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about Bulldog puppies!!
    BJ's Farm

  5. #5
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    BabyDuke's Avatar
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    1,212
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Duke
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Quote Originally Posted by bjsfarm View Post
    Is it a hot spot? If it is it will soon ooze and look infected, putting antibiotic cream on them seems to help, and most important clean it often with peroxide.
    this is what I was thinking, when Duke was a puppy he got these. We would clean it and put neosporin on it but agree have the vet take a peek too.

  6. #6
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Bella'sMom's Avatar
    Location
    Eau Claire WI
    Posts
    3,310
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby 13 (RIP), Bella (6), Betsy( RIP), Frenchie: Oliver
    Likes (Received)
    15

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    I think @Libra926 is on the same track I am. See if Dr Turman can get him in sometime this week and do a scraping. Bella came down with the same thing last night, behind her ear.
    URGH

    @Emmitt E, how is his weight doing?

    Always with me

  7. #7

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Thanks guys.

    I'll put some triple antibiotic on it for now and call the vet.

  8. #8
    Dog Groomer speechmom53's Avatar
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    547
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tubs
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    I would also suggest that the first stop be the vet. I was also going to say that this past week I noticed Tubs' deep wrinkles on his face had scabs in them and were really raw. I think it was my fault and didn't get them dry enough after his last bath. I put Animax Ointment on them 2 times (once at night and again in the monring) and they all healed up right away. I got it from my vet, so you might want to ask about that when you go......

  9. #9
    Doggie Boutique Owner Angelgirl's Avatar
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    882
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Annabella (Belly) and Bob Dylan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Same issue with Belly..turned out to be mange. If it is, best to get it early. Glad you're taking him in to get it checked out.
    "A bulldog is like a potato chip, you can never have just one"

  10. #10

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Yep, it was demodectic mange.

    He's on promeris and Cephlexin. Luckily it doesn't seem to bother him too much. Let's hope it doesn't get much worse before it gets better.

  11. #11
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    sheshistory's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    3,432
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bentley, Linus, Truman
    Likes (Received)
    249

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    A quick bump on this one @Emmitt E - how is the treatment for the mange going?

    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
    Bentley (5.24.04 - 6.26.10) & Linus (1.10.06 - 7.31.13)

  12. #12
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Need help with Emmitt's skin

    Yes .. I'm curious too ... how are things going???

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •