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    Question Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    Hi all, our 3 yr old Clementine has spots of pink irritation on her upper lip which just recently re-occurred. (See photo).

    The first time this happened was about 2 months ago, and we took her to the vet who gave her us Duoxo 3% Chlorhexidine pads to wipe on the spots twice a day. We've been treating this occurrence with the Duoxo pads but it does not seem to make a difference.

    We've also washed her stainless steel food and water bowls and all her chew toys in the dishwasher, and washed her bed and stuffed toys in the laundry.

    The vet says they will give her antibiotics now for this.

    I've searched the forums for something like this but could not find it, but maybe I've missed it.

    Has anyone experience this type of pink irritation on the lip? Are there other questions we should ask the vet?

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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    That looks like a natural loss of pigmentation that we see fairly often. Nothing will bring back the black, IMO.

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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew53535 View Post
    Hi all, our 3 yr old Clementine has spots of pink irritation on her upper lip which just recently re-occurred. (See photo).

    The first time this happened was about 2 months ago, and we took her to the vet who gave her us Duoxo 3% Chlorhexidine pads to wipe on the spots twice a day. We've been treating this occurrence with the Duoxo pads but it does not seem to make a difference.

    We've also washed her stainless steel food and water bowls and all her chew toys in the dishwasher, and washed her bed and stuffed toys in the laundry.

    The vet says they will give her antibiotics now for this.

    I've searched the forums for something like this but could not find it, but maybe I've missed it.

    Has anyone experience this type of pink irritation on the lip? Are there other questions we should ask the vet?

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    Clementine is a beauty! I agree with Chip -- pigmentation loss and antibiotics are not needed. The skin there sometimes is a little 'bumpy' but not noticed due to black pigmentation.
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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    I agree about the loss of black pigment. Also, that area may get "rubbed" on her food bowl when she eats......It doesn't look like it would need antibiotics, doesn't look like an open wound,unless it doesn't show in the photo.
    If you still think it is a wound, get some NuStock, or Bag Balm, and rub it in real well.
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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    Ok I’m not too experienced with this, but If it is loss of pigmentation and your vet did not realize that and began prescribing remedies, that tells me you may need a more experienced vet.
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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    Quote Originally Posted by KrysA724 View Post
    Ok Im not too experienced with this, but If it is loss of pigmentation and your vet did not realize that and began prescribing remedies, that tells me you may need a more experienced vet.
    Just keep the bowls clean every meal, all I recommend. But loss of pigmentation is not a big deal. Someone should refer the link to the list that contains recommended bully vets

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    Default Re: Pink irritated spots on upper lip - recurring 2x now

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxthebulldog1210 View Post
    Just keep the bowls clean every meal, all I recommend. But loss of pigmentation is not a big deal. Someone should refer the link to the list that contains recommended bully vets
    Here’s that link: English Bulldog News Forums - English Bulldog News Recommended English Bulldog Veterinarians
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