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Old 01-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crusty irritation in corner of mouth.

Kira's had this crusty irritation in the corner of her mouth for at least a month. Originally, I thought that maybe it was from catching her frisbee. I haven't played frisbee with her for at least a month.

It looks like chapped, cracked lips.

Ever see this?
If so, how was it treated?

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what did the Vet say?
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what did the Vet say?
Do you think this warrants a vet visit?
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it probably doesn't warrant a Vet visit but if my dog lips
cracked like that i would take him to the Vet.

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My dog gets chapped lips like this sometimes. I blame her gross jolly balls. My vet calls it lip fold pyoderma. Penaten cream was recommended here and it works great. I'm pretty sure you can only get it online. Its thick and stays put, clears up very quickly.
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Mine has it too. I just pick the crust off and put a tiny amount of Vaseline. It is almost healed now. Search the board, I read about it here and someone had recommended an ointment, but can't recall what. Also, google lip fold dermatitis.
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Add a "natural" B-complex suppliment...will help with bacteria (B3)

Natural means a suppl. w/Methylcobolamin (B12), NOT cyanocobolamin...a b50 or b100 where all the "b's" are same millgrams is normally a synthetic.

should also read no-flush niacin

also add an oz. or two of some baby calves liver "here and there" (not daily) for zinc and vit.A, some sardines for selenium and omega 3.

Coconut oil, spritz ACV/water, witch hazel, vit.E, vegetable glyserin...but not petrolium jelly
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Pup has chapped lips sometimes, but it doesn't look like this. I could be wrong, so I apologize, but Kira's looks like an off color? When Pup gets chapped lips it's clear, and just chapped. I don't do anything for it, other than ensuring she is hydrated and not otherwise uncomfortable
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Another vote for Penaten (check Amazon)--it works very well. Also, my vet once sold me something called Oxyfresh Pet Gel which works well.
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Weird, I just asked this to my friends on Facebook.
Since Gunner had the lip fold infection, his lips have stayed droopy.
Now one side is crusty as well. I figured the cold air is drying them out, making them chapped.
I ended up buying Aquaphor at the drug store. I've only applied it a few times so far, but they are much less dry and crusty.
You find it where they have Chapstick.
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