Our Brett is a seven year-old dachshund, pure bred, but not a show dog and without papers. He was the runt of the litter; bow legged and very undersized. Oddly, though, he has had surprisingly good health until recently.
Over the last couple of months, Brett has developed skin issues, including hair loss on his belly and hind legs, darkening of the skin, uncontrollable itching and a really awful smell. The vet diagnosed a fungal and bacterial infection as well as undetermined allergies. He was prescribed antibiotics, anti-fungal shampoo and hydroxyzine to control the itching. It seemed to work well.
Today we discover an odd growth/sore on Brett's face, behind his nose in the whisker area of Brett's lip. The thing is about the size of a dime and nearly a perfect circle. It appears to have cracks running through it, although it does not seem to hurt him. It also appeared overnight as we did not see it yesterday.
I have no idea what it is and how threatening is may be. I took some relly bad pictures, but am unsure of how to upload them onto your forum. The may not be of any help anyway.
Any ideas are appreciated.