Sore Spot On Skin; Puppy Licking it and Making it Worse - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 75
Sore Spot On Skin; Puppy Licking it and Making it Worse

Last night I noticed a spot on my 20 week old puppy's skin, on the skin next to his testicles that he has been licking. It's about the size of a quarter, with a red spot the size of a dime. I could tell that he had been licking this because of the fur around the spot was slighty hard(similar to when we put gel in our hair and it hardens). Also, it seems as if he has licked some of the hair off in this spot also. I'm thinking that he has been doing this when he is in the crate during the day, while we are at work. I don't catch him doing it when I'm home.

So, I gave him a bath, washed that spot really well and then applied some antibiotic ointment to the spot, which he immediately proceeded to lick off.

I'm thinking that I'm going to continue with the ointment, and see if it improves, unless you all think that this should be addressed by the vet before it gets worse.
Katos_Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 12:55 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,673
put a cone on his head so he cant reach and lick it
my boy diesel is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Crowned Member
 
Courtney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,930
Can you post a picture?
Courtney is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Senior Member
 
K9POPPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 476
If you are worried, go to the vet. He will advise treatment, cone etc. Better safe than sorry! BOB
K9POPPY is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 52
Sometimes over self-grooming can cause red spots like that. A cone (as annoying as they are) might help or if you can try distracting after applying ointment it might help

Dogs are my favorite people. ~Richard Dean Anderson

C & K Pet Designs ~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Handmade Dog Collars & More
kay88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome