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Thread: Mojo's in the wars....skin issues.

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    Default Mojo's in the wars....skin issues.

    My big goof is covered in what looks like Hot spots. But they are appearing at a very fast rate. First a few little lumps on the top of his head. I thought they might just be the usual battle wounds from Bronx and his chompers but then they appeared all over his feet the next day. By the next morning on our way to the vet i noticed them on his belly and legs.

    He's not bothered by them but some are even starting to bleed a little. A skin scrap didnt show any signs of mites so he's on a coarse of 2 types of antibiotics.
    If they havnt got any better after 7 days he's going to get a injection of somthing that i've forgotten the name of. So it Malaseb baths every few days and 2 pills twice a day. It surprised me how quick this has spread.

    The vet said they are seeing lots and lots of skin issues after the floods up here. Little things turning into big issues for alot of dogs at thye moment. The ground hasnt dried out 2 weeks on from the floods and now its raining again....grrrrr.

    It was his first visit to the vets for a while now and he was just as excited to see the girls as usual. 50 kg's of excited Bullmastiff made taking the skin scrapes very interesting with 3 of us covered in fur and slobber !!!! Luckily for him the girls at vets just adore him and he obviously adores them still. Makes it a bloody mission though when he is hypo and wanting to play. I always wonder what it must sound like when they check his heart rate...must be like a drum roll or a machine gun.

    $220 later........the joys of owning big dogs !!!!
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    Oh poor Mojo I really hate skin issues, makes you feel so bad for them!

    Lol nice to see he is still a hit with the ladies! I don't think that will ever stop

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    poor fulla....... do you have any pics of the problem?
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    Poor Mojo my experience with hotspots are that they start small and the single spot gets huge really rapidly, not so much a lot of little spots and the ones I have dealt with have been really weepy with a lot of pus and drove the dog absolutely insane. But I think they can definitely vary between dogs. A photo would be great!

    Hope the antibiotics work and he's feeling better in no time


    Edit: my parents dog gets hot spots every time she gets wet and even if they blow dry her for hours, the slightest bit of moisture left in the coat will cause a huge, weepy sore within 24hrs. She's a golden retriever so has that thick, long coat that's hard to dry. They all look like this...

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    I thought hotspots were always itchy? Sure it isn't ringworm?

    Glad it doesn't seem to bother the big boofhead.

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    Sorry guys...they arn't hotspots...that was just the best way i could describe them....they look like little ones just starting off. They are all about the size of a ten cent coin...some smaller. The vet wasnt sure exactly what it is but it definently is some sort of skin infection so with a bit of luck the antibiotics and malaseb should cure it. If not we will have to come up with another game plan.

    Ouch Kristy...that photo is terrible. Poor pooch. Mojos arnt anything like that at all thank dog. I'll try and get some pics up soon.


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    Poor Mojo ! Skin issues are a real pain - hopefully with treatment - he will be back to being the gorgeous looking 'Hunk' that he is !

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    Hope the big fella gets well soon mate - i'm currently trying to nurse some sort of leg injury which with a 6 month old staffy is pretty damn hard to stop him going silly.

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    Try Cetrigen Spray or Iodine and don't wash the dog, dab it on as they both have drying properties.

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    Sean it sounds like Mojo has exactly what Portia does! We are weeks down the path now and still battling them

    We did the antibiotics and antihistamines , the baths with Pyohex and conditioner ( leaving that on - not rinsing ) We havr racked our brains trying to eliminate all that was introduced at the same time as she got them , and to be honest,there isn't a whole lot.

    Currently she is on cortisoide tablets, started with 2 a day for 5 days then one a day.

    But though the itching has somewhat improved , the lumps/spots themselves havnt. Our vet wants her back this week if she still has them,she's done scrapings but she wants to send away some samples.

    Its awful because I cant fix it...I dont know how
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