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.