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what could this be? #125517
01/19/11 05:23 PM
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This has been on Ozzy's left leg for a few months. At first it looked like a hot spot to me but it's not healing and is swollen. He doesn't act as if it bothers him to walk or run. He does lick it and with all the snow we've had lately the wetness causes it to bleed. Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated.

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125518
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Vet...as soon as possible. That could be anything and needs to be removed and biopsied.

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125519
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Re: what could this be? [Re: Natalie559] #125528
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Thank you. I looked at the links and it looks ecactly like his spot. He has never had issues of licking but he does with this. I will call his vet and make appt. and post the results...Thanks again

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125539
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I would have it Vet checked but I think Lick granuloma also.

DeeDee had one on her leg and it took forever to heal up even after I got her to stop licking which I had to do by wrapping her leg.

This is one of those cycle things, it itches so they lick it, which makes it itch more, more licking, more itching. The licking brings fluid and blood closer to the surface, so that is the swelling. So the first thing you have to do is to stop ALL licking.


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Re: what could this be? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #125542
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I thought it was interesting all the different causes of the granulomas - I did not realize it. So important to find out why and then go from there.

I had a foster who had one - I also had to e-collar and wrap him up because of that cycle. I have eczema on my fingers and totally understand - sometimes I will wake up from itching it in the night, in my sleep.

The thing that worked for him was the steroid creme - you had to put it on with a q-tip so it didn't touch your fingers - so whatever it type it was, it responded to that.

Re: what could this be? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #125545
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I know that any advice isn't a replacement for vet care but if possible i would rather try stopping the licking by wrapping to see if that is a possibility. Financially im a bit strapped but if vet care is needed i can work that out. Could you tell my what you used to wrap and how to keep him from getting the wrap off?

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125548
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You're better off putting an e-collar on him than a wrap. Wraps can be to tight and cause problems. The dog bite them off, they slip down.

It probably is a lick granuloma but I don't screw around with lumps and bumps.

Re: what could this be? [Re: LifeAsMe] #125566
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Are you talking about an elizabethan collar? I know what it is but i've never used one so im not sure what to look for. Advice on the collar would be helpful. Thanks

Re: what could this be? [Re: LifeAsMe] #125609
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I looked up different types of collars and saw one called the comfy cone. Anyone have experience with that type of elizabethan collar? I almost think it may be too bendable...I just don't know

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125611
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Do you have a regular vet you see?

If not, I can send this to a couple of rescue people to see if they know anyone (need more specific location) in your area who might be able to see your dog.

The size of it, it won't go away without meds, is my guess.

You need a hard plastic one that he can't get around.

let me know! You can PM if you want!

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125615
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this is the comfy cone

Re: what could this be? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #125621
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I do have a vet but i've been out of work for 8 months due to a foot surgery so i really can't afford a huge expense now. I feel horrible for letting it go this long and that's basically the reason I joined the forum to try and get some advice. It seems everyone agrees that he needs to be seen so if help is a possibility that would be extremely appreciated.

Re: what could this be? [Re: ozzy] #125625
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One low cost option to keep in mind is that if you see a vet and they decide a med like antibiotics is needed you can get a script and check to see if it is on the free antibiotic list at publix or walmart. A lot of the common ones are and I have done this for one of my dogs before. Can't beat free.

I think the comfy cone would work- it just need to keep access away from the wound which in the pics it appears to do. Or a see through plastic one would be a good option.


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Re: what could this be? [Re: Natalie559] #125631
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This may not be a big expense. Should just be an Office call and maybe a script for antibiotics. Good idea Natalie on the Walmart or Publix for the antibiotics.

You could try the comfy cone and some Antibacterial over the counter cream.

It takes a long time for these things to go away, so be prepared for a long haul.

Doing a wrap for DeeDee worked really well. At first I used some Antibacterial cream and two 4 x 4 gauze pads and some Vet wrap. The gauze pads kept it from getting wrapped too tight. After a week or two I stopped the cream and just dry wrapped it. I would leave it open for a while as long as I could watch her like a hawk. She never bothered the bandaged leg.


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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
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