Skin disorder - Black lab

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Skin disorder - Black lab

This is a discussion on Skin disorder - Black lab within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2016, 05:24 AM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Skin disorder - Black lab

Hi all,

Hoping somebody can help me here and either has experienced this or knows what it may be. Iím actually posting this on behalf of my dad who after retiring recently and coming through some serious health problems got himself a new black lab gundog (which is his passion and retirement plan) from a reputable breeder in the UK.

Heís nearly a year old now, full of beans and until recently was as healthy as can be. However about 3 weeks ago a round sore came up on his snout in the space of about a day (literally just appeared) which seemed to get worse over the following days.

Then it spread to his actual nose area and the vets have no idea what it is or what to do. My dad has taken him to two separate vets now and frustratingly some £300 later weíre still at a loss.

He's fully vaccinated and had all the relevant Advocate treatment and the vets have said itís not mange or ringworm either especially considering how quickly it appeared. They initially treated it as an infection and stupidly gave my dad cream, which the dog obviously just licked off two seconds after applying and this only appeared to aggravate it anyway. Then the second vet he was taken to gave anti-biotics (again believing it to be an infection), but this hasnít done the trick either.

They finally did a biopsy of it Friday last week which appeared to aggravate it further, and this will take up to 10 days for results and if it still doesnít identify the cause, I have little faith in the vets getting any closer to helping.

The first pic below is how it originally appeared, the second is how itís gotten worse following the treatments and biopsy and the third is where it has spread to the nose. It almost looks to me like impetigo in a dog but I'm not sure if this is even possible. Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.

Name:  1.jpg
Views: 82
Size:  24.0 KB

Name:  2.jpg
Views: 88
Size:  19.8 KB

Name:  3.jpg
Views: 145
Size:  18.7 KB
Outsider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2016, 03:09 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
animalcraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Do you have any sort of ticks over there in the UK? And if so has the vet done any sort of tick panels to check for a tick transmitted disease?
animalcraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2016, 03:34 PM
  #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Yes there are ticks, but I doubt this would be the cause because the Advocate treatment pretty much takes care of all of those I believe. I think ringworm is the only thing it doesn't prevent and that has been ruled out, as well as mange.

After doing a little more digging today I've found out a dog CAN in fact get impetigo. Does that seem like a possibility to any of you? Has anyone got any experience with this, because if it's not this what on earth else can be causing it?

I find it hard to believe this would go unnoticed by two seperate vets (however incompetent they are) and that it's the first thing that jumps out to me.

Any additional thoughts/advice by anyone would be appreciated.
Outsider is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-08-2016, 12:48 AM
  #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 368
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
not sure how your vets can tell it's not ringworm (a skin fungus) - very common place for it to show up (dog's face- particularly the bridge of the nose). Not saying I can identify without a biopsy, either, but I would not take it off my list of possibilities.... ring worm can easily show up in less than 24 hours.
lzrddr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2016, 03:40 AM
  #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Vets ruled it out because they looked at it under ultra-violet light and apparently it's supposed to show up green if it is ringworm.

My dad did say the vet then said keep him away from children though "just in case", which doesn't exactly re-install my confidence, but this is the reasoning and how quickly it appeared that the vets have ruled ringworm out.
Outsider is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black growth on dogs skin - looking for input Sindersmom Dog Health 2 10-05-2016 03:07 PM
My dogs skin problems aren't getting better (black dots) Mctoweliee Dog Health 6 08-08-2016 06:43 AM
Unknown skin issue. Could be something more? mcsphoto Dog Health 10 06-15-2016 07:54 AM
Skin rash LuckySarah Dog Health 7 01-03-2016 05:41 AM
Possible black widow bite ShadowThePitador Dog Health 4 10-14-2015 09:41 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.