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    Default Molly's issue

    Apparently Molly was quite upset that Meika has been sick and getting all the attention so now Molly has gone and done it herself...

    She has a weird little patch between her toes (different foot to the one that got bitten last week), it looks sort of like a hotspot, but all the others that I've seen have been much bigger and haven't bled. Its quite weepy and started bleeding yesterday at the dog park (she was chewing it).

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    We really can't afford to take her to the vet (if we can avoid it) after Meika's issues costing us around $1000 so far and a possible endoscopy on Monday.

    I washed it with malaseb yesterday afternoon and again this morning and she's wearing a cone to stop her licking and chewing it.

    Any idea what it could be and what I can do to fix it? Other than daily malaseb baths.

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    'Kristy.Maree' - I'd be getting a very good magnifying glass and a very bright light to see if it was a grass seed causing this problem.

    It is in the right place to be causing a problem for Molly with it itching and being uncomfortable. The trouble is if it is a grass seed - it needs to come out ASAP.

    Sorry - but it usually needs vet assistance.

    Take care !

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    My vet has said Betadine can be used on dogs so it might be worth try that aswell. Other than that i'm stumped for ideas sorry.

    Your not having much luck this week are you ?


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    Your vet might sort that one for free - two for the price of one and all that - couldn't hurt to ask.

    Another possibility is ring worm (fungus like tinea) but I can't tell from the pictures.

    Ring worm usually has very short and broken hair around the edge of it and is drier than that (unless some hound has been chewing), and some varieties of ring worm glow under UV light (if you happen to have a series 10? dr who sonic screw driver)

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    I can't see a hole at all Riley, do grass seeds have a visible entrance point? When it was bleeding yesterday, it was bleeding out of each little 'pore', not one certain area.

    I don't think it's ringworm Hya, it's a bit too 'weepy' for that. I actually put some Rubbing alcohol on it earlier (works wonders on hot spots), and it really dried it out, even after a few hours it still wasn't weepy and Molly wasn't licking it so we'll see what tomorrow brings!

    I doubt the vet would give us a free/cheap visit. Molly had conjunctivitis once and Meika's eyes were starting to get a bit red, I bought them both to the vet so I could get two tubes of cream to treat them. The vet insisted on doing a stain on both of them, just to check it was conjunctivitis and not a scratch (1 dog probably would have been enough to prove conjunctivitis) so I got charged for 2 x stains (at like $30 each) and 2 x consultations ($64 each) plus in the end they only gave me one tube of cream anyway!

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    Wow it never rains it pours you poor thing. And that being charged 2 consultation fees is pretty rude methinks. Sal had a spot that looked a bit like that on her nose a few weeks ago. It was wet and weepy, and if I put any pressure around it at all it bled much like you're describing - out multiple holes in the area. She had an infection of some sort and ended up needing antibiotics, but tea-tree oil did keep it at bay for quite a while - maybe try the topical disinfectant fro a while to see if it helps.

    lol, poor Molly bucket-head, they always look so dejected when they have to wear them don't they...

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    Feel for you Kristie.Maree. Vet costs are the down side of owning pets. Let us know how she goes.

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    I would have asked for a discount on the consultations...

    Don't ask for discount, don't get. Depending where the vet is, and how much their overheads are... some have a lot more leeway than others for giving discounts.

    Apparently the vet chains like green cross are far and away the most expensive - according to Choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    I can't see a hole at all Riley, do grass seeds have a visible entrance point? When it was bleeding yesterday, it was bleeding out of each little 'pore', not one certain area.
    Not necessarily - its like when we get a splinter - some can be hard to find. The biggest problem with grass seeds is that can migrate to other parts of the dog's body.

    One of the photos you put up - it looked like Molly had had a pretty good go at getting rid of what was bothering her. So - no - you would probably not see an entrance point.

    How is Molly going today ?

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    Well, Molly's 'thing' is all dried up and scabby now, not weepy at all. She's stopped licking it and it seems to be healing well. I think we may have avoided the vet this time, but I will definitely be keeping an eye on her!

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