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Hi, my great dane has recently been developing "bug bite like" bumps mostly on her snout but a couple on her shoulder and one by.her eye. They start as fur free bumps, then turn to open sores. Im not sure if she op?ens them up herself. Any ideas guys
 

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They could be hot spots. It's really difficult to tell by the picture. I had a dog that got them, presumably from allergies, and nothing really helped them but to leave them alone. Are they healing up by themselves?
 

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It looks pretty bad - but it's hard to tell with the picture. I would take her to the vet to be safe since open sores can be a gateway to nasty infections.
 

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It is hard to tell what you are showing in the photo..
How old is she?
What type of bowl do have her water and food in?
Does she seem itchy at all?
What do you have in your yard?
Where does she spend the majority of her time?
 

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It is hard to tell what you are showing in the photo..
How old is she?
What type of bowl do have her water and food in?
Does she seem itchy at all?
What do you have in your yard?
Where does she spend the majority of her time?
she is just over a year, sorry for the bad photo. She wouldnt sit still. Lol. I have her food and water in large metal dishes. And ive got an apple tree amd various plants in my yard.
she doesnt seem more itchy than normal. The bumps just kind of come and go. She just went through a false pregnancy so she opened the ones on her lip up from nudging her stuffies. She has spent alot of time with me outside the last few weeks but is usually an indoor dog
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They could be hot spots. It's really difficult to tell by the picture. I had a dog that got them, presumably from allergies, and nothing really helped them but to leave them alone. Are they healing up by themselves?
Yes they do clear up after a while, but they come back
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If they aren't getting infected, they sound a lot like hot spots to me, but they look really inflamed. It doesn't seem urgent; if they don't get worse, you could always ask the vet about it next time she has a check up - or, bare minimum, call the vet and ask what they suggest for hot spots. I think my vet suggested hot spot spray, but that just made the skin even more irritated on my dog, and I would also hesitate to use spray on something I wasn't positive was a hot spot. I think my vet also suggested benedryl, since they are caused by allergies, which helped a lot in my dog's case. If you try that, definitely call your vet and ask how much to give since it varies based on weight.
 

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If they aren't getting infected, they sound a lot like hot spots to me, but they look really inflamed. It doesn't seem urgent; if they don't get worse, you could always ask the vet about it next time she has a check up - or, bare minimum, call the vet and ask what they suggest for hot spots. I think my vet suggested hot spot spray, but that just made the skin even more irritated on my dog, and I would also hesitate to use spray on something I wasn't positive was a hot spot. I think my vet also suggested benedryl, since they are caused by allergies, which helped a lot in my dog's case. If you try that, definitely call your vet and ask how much to give since it varies based on weight.
thank you. :) ill call the vet and maybe try different food.
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They can be caused by seasonal allergies as well, not just food. My dog I'm sure was getting them from grass and pollen. Not that it wouldn't do your dog better to switch to a higher quality if you are concerned about what you are feeding. :)
 

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Apple trees can be toxic to dogs if she is eating them. My dog went into liver failure eating a black walnut. Apple Trees
All apple trees, including crab apple trees, are toxic to dogs. These trees are of the genus Malus and contain cyanogenic glycosides, a toxin that transforms into the poison cyanide when processed by stomach acid. The stems, seeds and leaves contain this toxin. The toxin gets stronger when the tree is in the process of changing for autumn.



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