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What's wrong with my dog?

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posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:29 PM
As much as we def need a Animal forum here, I come to you today with a serious plea for help.

My stepbrother has a 1 year old chocolate Lab, and he has been getting these spots on his body.

The first one is on his side and looks like a wart:

Then recently, a larger and more bare spot started forming on his snout.

These are the clearest pics I can get, as Harley loves to move around a lot.

So far we have ruled out skin tags and ringworm and although he has scratched at them, it is not the cause either.

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:35 PM
Thats ringworm mate, easy cleared up, get a cream from the pet shop.

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:36 PM
My dog gets ones similar to that.

He is a cocker spaniel and they are prone to bad skin.

I believe his is a type of psoriasis.

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by pavmas

It will look like a clear patch at first and as time goes on it will go hard and look like a scab

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by TheToastmanCometh

If you want to go down the Natural remedy route you will find that Virgin coconut oil (preferably organic) works very well. It's amazing what coconut oil is good for when you start researching. I think I should do a thread on then benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, it truly is amazing stuff.

I've been using it for a couple of years now, for me and my dogs.
edit on 22-2-2013 by creatives because: spelling mistake

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by TheToastmanCometh

Hi Toast,

This also could be a case of Mycosis (Mushrooms)(sometimes mistaken for ringworm))

The cutaneous lesion can be located or widespread and may be slightly and occasionally intense.

In general, the lesions show as circular areas of hair loss (alopecia) and can be found anywhere on the body being irregular or diffused, with variable degrees of desquamation (peeling or scabby raised areas of skin). The remaining hair can seem short, brittle or broken.

Lesions are easier to notice when they are on the nose of the dog and may seem raised a little.

It is also quite often to see these types of lesions in older dogs and even in long haired cats.

I would recommend to you to take him to the vets where they will perform aultraviolet light diagnostic, they will probably also do a scrape of the skin in order to carry out a histologic exam before recommending a treatment which normally clears things up within a month.

Hope this helps?

Kindest respects


edit on 23-2-2013 by Rodinus because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by Rodinus

Well, my stepbrother says that he doesn't have ringworm, as Harley had been tested, so it could be that...

He goes into the vet soon and hopefully they will figure out something.

Does mushrooms also cause lightening of the fur around the area?

posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by TheToastmanCometh

Yes, they can cause lighter fur areas

Kindest respects


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