What's this, y'all? (Swollen red skin and hair loss)

Cali Doll

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Bella's face and neck have been like this for a while. First I tried Veterycn, which did absolutely nothing.

Then the vet put her on Temaril and Cephalexin, but it's not helping much at all.

She's been on Apoquel for months now, too, which has been a miracle for controlling her allergies.

What is this red, blotchy skin, and how do I get rid of it??

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That is so strange looking... is it wet like a hot spot? I'm curious is maybe it's from what she's eating or drinking and it's getting too wet...
 
That is so strange looking... is it wet like a hot spot? I'm curious is maybe it's from what she's eating or drinking and it's getting too wet...


Nope, it's completely dry. It is ​very strange.
 
Nope, it's completely dry. It is ​very strange.

That is crazy... I say go w/what @harveyspecter said... try the peroxide and the vetericyn spray. Do you have those duoxo wipes? I have used those on bullies too and they are pretty mild...
 
I used Veterycn for weeks, and all I did was waste Veterycn. It did nothing. I'll try peroxide, I suppose.

Thanks!
 
Bella's face and neck have been like this for a while. First I tried Veterycn, which did absolutely nothing.

Then the vet put her on Temaril and Cephalexin, but it's not helping much at all.

She's been on Apoquel for months now, too, which has been a miracle for controlling her allergies.

What is this red, blotchy skin, and how do I get rid of it??

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Saw this before change eating and drinking bowl to non allergic ... No plastic
 
Hmm, they're both stainless steel. I'll double check everything, though.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Since this is dry & only on her snout & side of face, I'm wondering if perhaps Bella's developed a
nickel allergy? Try using glass bowls to see if any difference & please keep us updated.
Sending big hugs & starting prayers over y'all, xoxo
 
Since this is dry & only on her snout & side of face, I'm wondering if perhaps Bella's developed a
nickel allergy? Try using glass bowls to see if any difference & please keep us updated.
Sending big hugs & starting prayers over y'all, xoxo


Oh, that's interesting! I will certainly try that. :buddies::buddies:
 
Then the vet put her on Temaril and Cephalexin, but it's not helping much at all.


Cali...what was the Vet's dx and what is Temaril?

Not sure I agree with giving Bella Cephalexin as it doesn't look bacterial to me.
 
I used Veterycn for weeks, and all I did was waste Veterycn. It did nothing. I'll try peroxide, I suppose.

Thanks!

Hmm... any changes in on the ground level? New carpet, floor cleaner, or spray in the yard? To me it almost looks like something she is sniffing to get into... that is why I was thinking her food, the bowls, maybe new toys?!!
 
Then the vet put her on Temaril and Cephalexin, but it's not helping much at all.


Cali...what was the Vet's dx and what is Temaril?

Not sure I agree with giving Bella Cephalexin as it doesn't look bacterial to me.

Temaril is for relief of itching. The vet said she wasn't sure what is causing it. She asked me to call her back in a few days to follow-up if it didn't clear. I didn't do that, and I probably should.
 
Hmm... any changes in on the ground level? New carpet, floor cleaner, or spray in the yard? To me it almost looks like something she is sniffing to get into... that is why I was thinking her food, the bowls, maybe new toys?!!

Hmm, this is interesting. No new carpet. I use the same floor cleaner.

I did start spraying weed and grass killer in the yard. But, Bella doesn't spend a ton of time on that part of the yard. If anything her paws would be affected more than her face, I'd think.

I do agree that it could be something she's smelling/getting into.
 
We have been battling something like this with Wheezie this summer,the vet said its an allergy and sorta like staph.We've been bathing her in Sulphur shampoo putting Gentocin spray on her spots also Vetericyn but its an on going process and I'm hoping the coming winter will help..
 

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