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Old 12-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have this issue? And does it happen at certain times of the year? Jax had an infected one last year and both this year. They both have black head gunk and are swollen/red.

I'm thinking a green tea compress should bring everything to the surface but how to clean so it doesn't happen again?
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well geez....and here's the thread from the first time found in a google search! LOL

Sebaceous cysts on elbow callous

Is there something about winter that makes her callouses fill up with crud?
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My yellow lab used to have the elbow callouses/blackheads. Frankly, though it's gross, I used to periodically do a blackhead squeeze routine to clean them all out before they got so full and backed up to cause issues.

Not saying it wasn't gross but I never had to do anything else and this kept them from ever bothering her.

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That's all I did. I've checked them periodically after the first time and there was never anything there. They still look puffy and red so I don't think everything came out. Will have to do a warm compress on them tonight.

and Yes....it is just disgusting. LOL
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Winter and Jax's elbows were inflamed and infected again. Was on an antibiotic and gentacin spray to get them back under control. After 7 days of watching her dig them bloody and no improvement with the abx and steriod spray, I bought Silver Shield Gel.

First day with SS gel application - no itching
Third day - red was drastically receded
Fifth day - red was gone

her callouses look better now than they have in 2 years. The hair is growing back and the callouses are minimal. When I see her itching, I apply more and put a soft cone on her until it dries.

Big...BIG...shout out for Silver Shield Gel.
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