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Old 11-30-2018, 03:25 PM
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Bump/flaky spot on ear

I found a spot yesterday on my pups outer ear, right at the base where her ear folds. I attempted to clean it yesterday and the flakes still seemed to be somewhat attached, so I didn't push it.

Today I cleaned the flaky skin/fur chunks off. The lesion is a little smaller than a dime. It is superficial on the skin, but is slightly raised. There seems to be a tiny hole in it (not like an abscess). The skin around it looks healthy. She has no other spots on her that I have found.

Background on her:

• Nova is a 4 year old unaltered female.
• I feed 100% raw and have for a few months.
• She has had no history of allergies (aside from a VERY upset tummy with sweet potato treats), but I know this is the age when the environmental allergies typically start showing up.
• She has had no similar occurrences in the past.
• I try to treat things holistically when I can.
• She is not on any medications.

Any thoughts are appreciated!
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:20 PM
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It looks like a bite to me- is their anything that could have bitten her? like snakes? Is she responding or showing signs of illness eg fatigue floppy? I would get it checked by a vet if it were my little pooch.
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Potentially. If it were a snake it wasn't a venomous one. She's acting fine, overall. She seems a little bit hesitant to drop that ear all the way like she usually does when she's happy, but otherwise she is eating and drinking well and is still active.

It hasn't changed since this morning so I'm thinking I will just watch it for now, schedule an appointment tomorrow morning if it doesn't look any better. It's always a Friday! 🤕
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oh phew! thats a releif!!! You could clean it with saline solution & put lucas papaw ointment on it or aloe vera in the mean time to keep it clean, stop infection, reduce swelling, stop it stinging, cure dryness/itch & aid healing. Morning & night. A cold compress might help too.
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Its saturday where I am 😆 ha ha
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Yes!! It's probably already been 3 days with it being like that with no change until I forcefully cleaned all of the scabby/flaky skin off. All of the skin surrounding it looks good and healthy still. I did clean it, but I'm using a "super pav" ointment on it now which has antibacterial, antifungal and antibiotic properties to it so I'm hoping that covers most of my basis for tonight. I applied it this morning and this afternoon and I plan to again tonight. This stuff worked miracles for the vet I used to work for, so I'm optimistic!
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