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Old 07-05-2010, 02:52 PM
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green scabby skin?

Lyla has some weird dermitological problem going on, I was wondering if anyone knows what it could be or be caused from. She has these areas that are very itchy to her, that get scabby looking green build up on them. At first I thought they were just scabs but they have been there for several weeks without healing. The skin isn't open when the scabby green crud is cleaned off, it's just a pink spot. She's VERY itchy there, as I have said, and she has two of them, one near each shoulder.... I guess the green scabby stuff is some kind of pus?

Could it be a food allergy? Bugs? My boyfriend and I have a lot of bug bites since moving to this house we're in temporarily so it could be it, but I would expect those would heal over time...
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Hmmm...
The green scabs are strange. It could be allergies or maybe a hotspot. But could also be lots of other things! I would take her into the vet to have it checked out. Better to be safe than sorry! Plus the vet should be able to give you something so that it clears up quickly.
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yeah, I will of course take her, it's annoying to not know what's causing it. I would take photos but she's outside and I'm too lazy to go get her :-P
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since its not an open wound i would think hot spots... but its hard to tell. let us know what the vet says!
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Eek I would seek out your vets opinion and thoughts. My neighbor (not to scare you) had an unfortunate puppy who passed away one day in his back yard and said all he found on the dog was a green spot that was bigger than a quarter on its back side. We think it was a bug bite (black widow or scorpion) gone bad?
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Very likely a hot spot which can be cause by many things. My old lab got them any tie he ate wheat. The green scabs are ***** scabs that are forming as the spot weeps.

Does it look like this??

Granted this is extreme and some hair has been clipped away to start the healing process.



A little less extreme


One starting to heal



It could also possibly be a staph infection


You should see your vet so they can type specific your treatment. Hot spots can be treated at home with minimal need for meds from your vet aside of helping with the itch or possibly an antibiotic if they are afraid the scraching has caused a secondary infection. Staph infections can not be treated at home with out specific drugs from your vet.
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