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Old 04-23-2016, 02:26 PM
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Red spots on my dogs belly

Does anyone know what these spots could be? They were just there this morning.
They do not irritate her, they are not raised at all and she does not even notice them.
I thought ringworm but that usually causes the hair to fall out around the spots and she still has her hair there. She is also up to date on flea and tick medicine.
We have a vet appointment at 4 but I'm just curious.
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That looks similar to my dog's belly after getting bitten by some sort of bug when she was out in the field last year.

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Thank you for replying, Oh my gosh your poor dog got eaten alive!

I just got back from my vet and he said he has never seen any reaction like hers before since it was a perfect bullseye and such a deep red, but he was 100% confident that it was just a spider bite such a relief
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I found a few spots on my dog exactly like that. I think they are gnat bites...if so from what I found they should go away in a few days. My guy is 4 years old and never have I seen those! I took him to the kennel/daycare I work at today, he must have got the bites there.
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Thank you for replying, Oh my gosh your poor dog got eaten alive!

I just got back from my vet and he said he has never seen any reaction like hers before since it was a perfect bullseye and such a deep red, but he was 100% confident that it was just a spider bite such a relief
Wow, I was going to say those look exactly like ringworm! Glad the vet was able to diagnose though. Was he aware of what species could cause this?
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Wow, I was going to say those look exactly like ringworm! Glad the vet was able to diagnose though. Was he aware of what species could cause this?
He didn't know what type of species it was, but he has never seen a reaction like hers before. It did not bother her at all and it was gone in two days, but seeing it really freaked me out. She has not gotten bit again and my other dog has no bites so hopefully it was just a one time thing.
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Wow, I was going to say those look exactly like ringworm! Glad the vet was able to diagnose though. Was he aware of what species could cause this?
Spiders are crazy like that! My mother told me that when I was younger I was bit by a spider whose bite mimicked Lyme disease perfectly. She freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room and they ran a ton of tests before determining it was just a spider bite.
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Unfortunately I cannot see the photos attached to this thread for some reason, so I can't compare, but does my pup's rash/bite look similar to the one your dog had?
Same thing - completely unfazed by it and I just randomly happened to notice it! It's flush to the skin too, not raised or crusty. Curious to know what it might be (vet appointment for an unrelated cause is this Thursday).
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Unfortunately I cannot see the photos attached to this thread for some reason, so I can't compare, but does my pup's rash/bite look similar to the one your dog had?
Same thing - completely unfazed by it and I just randomly happened to notice it! It's flush to the skin too, not raised or crusty. Curious to know what it might be (vet appointment for an unrelated cause is this Thursday).
Yes, it is the exact type of rash caused by an insect bite. The few on my dogs are already fading and it's been a day and a half. No worries!
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