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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Does this look like ringworm?lick granuloma?(MCT)

I noticed Gunner had a fresh wound on his foot yesterday.. I dont know if its ringworm or not as I've never seen it on a dog before. Its kind of raised and it looks like he's been licking it. I was going to buy fungal cream to put on it, then wrap it so he can't touch it just incase it is ringworm. He hasn't been able to get into anything here and he hasn't left our property to get into anything either. Here are pictures.









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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

ringworm is usually different looking....Ive seen it on humans, It actually does look like a ring shape.
I dont know what it would look like in canines though.
Have you done a search on the net on ringworm in canines? Usually they have lots of articles

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

If it's raised, I would consider that a lump or bump. Unless someone knows better, I would be at the vet's, cuz lumps and bumps concern me.

I am always concerned about mast cell tumors because that is what Indy had. They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes and appearances. If you google "mast cell tumor" and look under google images, you will see lots of pictures. For the most part, the vet can tell in the office if it's this, by doing a quick needle biopsy.


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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

Looks to me like there's been some trauma that has pulled out some of the fur, and Gunner has started licking at it. I would clean it, wrap it and keep a close eye on it.

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

I googled ringworm and looked at the pictures and they dont look as bright red as his lesions appear to be. I'd give it a day and if it is no better I'd make a trip to the vet Tuesday.

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

I would go to the vet and have it checked out. That way, they can rule out ringworm and anything else.

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

It looks like an injury to me but if you go to the vet you'll know that it's nothing more than that.

And I would put calendula cream on it because that's what I put on everything. Seriously, if it is an injury that will help it heal faster.

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

I had Chris check it out and he said it looks like a lick granuloma, and he wouldn't think ringworm.

Here's a link about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lick_granuloma

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

I don't think he's obsessive compulsive.. I'd say stress due to the fact that we're preparing for a cross country move but I'm going to be extra pro active in making sure it doesn't become a disorder. I have a picture of him on 9/4 and it isn't there. I put peroxide and iodine on it and wrapped it. How can I be sure he doesn't lick it at night? Should I get him a cone?

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Re: Does this look like ringworm?

I'm with Lisa - I think it looks like a mass. I would be hesitant to put anything on it or to keep it covered until you have a definitive diagnosis. I think you need trip to the vet.


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