Skin/hair question

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by TylerDurden, May 2, 2018.

  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    64624E04-894B-4F14-920C-F18780242C31.jpeg Our EM has recently developed the "spots" on his head and neck, which you can see in the image. It almost looks like small wounds that heal and dry out. It‘s isolated to head and neck only. Two vers have looked at it and weren‘t concerned at all. The last one mentioned something about hair foliclle and gave us a special shampoo. It somewhats helps but these spots keep coming back. We have also used different cleaning wipes the vet gave us. It doesn‘t seem to bother the dog much.
  2. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Would it be a bug bite? Not sure where you are ... I've has deer flys out this week or black flys?
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  3. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Did the vet say it was Folluculitis? What kind of shampoo and wipes were you given?
  4. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that initially but it all started in Winter when it was freezing outside. Not sure if there was a lot of bug activity.

    That‘s what the second vet said. He gave us Benzoyl Peroxide shampoo. The vipes I need to check. Something starting with hexa...

    Thanks both for your help.
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Using Benzoyl Peroxide shampoo would be logical as a first step, as would wipes or shampoo with Chlorhexidine. I would expect that if it gets worse or spreads they will want to take a closer look.
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  6. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Boxergirl is a walking dog encyclopedia!! ..... :)
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  7. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Hahaha, thanks, but not really. I've had a lot of dogs with health issues. I also met a lot of people on my first boxer forum (1997?) and we've gone through several generations of dogs together. Everyone shares their knowledge. I also used to be a foster home and I was one of the people that took the dogs with health and temperament issues, so I learned a lot about various health problems from my foster dogs. I also get to ask my kid questions about things I don't know, which is very helpful sometimes. She's a smart cookie.
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