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Old 04-11-2014, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This mark just appeared on her face and gumline. I noticed it yesterday. It is a little swollen. I wonder if she got into something. She seems fine otherwise, in good spirits and behaving normally.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would take her, she might just need a few days of antibiotics. doubt it's anything urgent though
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks.
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Do you have rose bushes>? Looks like a thorn mark to me> Do you have Panalog, Otomax or Neosporin?
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We took her to the vet and she was very brave and good. She has had handling issues in the past but she accepted tummy rubs, head pats, and allowed the vet to inspect her face. (Probably because I brought lots of cookies). She has an elizabethan collar to keep her from scratching it and some antibiotics. We hike in the woods a lot so she could have gotten into some thorns out there.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I personally don't go to the vets for minor cuts and scrapes unless it's not healing. I also try to avoid anti-biotics unless it's truly needed. Anti-biotics are overprescribed, just like they are with people, and it's causing drug resistant bugs which is becoming a big problem.

But you have to do what makes you comfortable. I just know that dogs will heal up from most things fine on their own.
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if it was slightly red & swollen time for the vet to decide
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm glad we took her. Apparently it had gotten infected from her scratching it. We also had been playing tug with her and the vet said we need to wait. We also would've taken her to schutzhund, which the vet said is too hard on her mouth right now.
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