posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 06:12 PM
a reply to: harvestdog
Im not sure exactly what's going on, but i've been lurking for almost ten years now and i've never joined till now, just to reply to this thread and
give my experience.
I have a pitbull mix and exactly around the middle of July i also had this happen to my dog. in exactly the same fashion. I had tied my dog to his run
line in our yard and i went out to get some groceries. I got back about 45 min later to find my dog had got caught up on his line, and was in the
direct sun for exactly how long, I'm not sure. i noticed his fur was a little raised on his back and thought maybe heat rash or something this was on
a friday. well within three days i noticed a small piece of fur fall off his back this was Sunday evening. i called my vet the next morning and told
them about the problem i said i thought it might be mange since he kept scratching at it and told them about the small piece of fur that fell off.
they said the earliest they could see him was Wednesday, i said i was really worried because it did't look good at all. by Wednesday my poor dog
looked like something from a zombie movie, his skin on his back literally looked like it was melting off! the vet nurse was horrified she immediately
said that it wasn't mange and looked more like chemical burns. now i live in the country with lots of acreage and sometimes dogs will be dogs and he
does take off sometimes to god knows where, and i wouldn't put it past some of my neighbors to do something as awful as this. the vet checks him and
he immediately says its not acid burns, but a really bad necrotic skin infection. he says it could've been caused by anything a cut, a bite, or a
scratch. so he tries looking for the source of the infection and cant find any. i then tell him if it could have started from some sunburn and told
him about him getting caught up in the sun that last friday and he said he's never heard of that before but wouldn't rule it out.
i wish i knew how to upload pics. i have pictures of the infection the day i took him in. the vet wanted to do a biopsy to see if it was fungal or
bacterial and told him to lets try bacterial antibiotics first and see how he does. we did, he got 2 shots some pills and 2 more shots after he showed
improvement 4 days later. it's almost completely healed now and the scars are dead on to the scars of the dogs in op's post and yes i do believe it
was the sun that caused it now that i read this article.
The real question now, is not who's doing this, but why is the sun now staring to do this?
P.S. i'll upload some pics when i figure out how to. i'm at work when i get home tonight i'll take some pics of his scars too, so you guys can see how