Dogs » Patch on right leg with no skin or hair

amzykaur

This question is related to: Gunner the dog

Age:7
Gender:Male
Breed:rottweiler
Neutered:Yes
Fed On:Butchers wet food
Kept:Inside the house

Patch on right leg with no skin or hair

Gunners right leg has a patch that has no skin or hair and looks as though it’s been bleeding. He also keeps licking it.

5/10/17

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Martina Stuart

Then it may be bald cos he is licking it or licking it cos it's bald or he is bored or something about the patch or near it is irritating him.
So first check his anal glands! sounds bizarre but if they are irritating him then he may find licking the patch distracts him. See previous posts on anal glands.
Bathe the patch with a strong salt solution ( tablespoonful to a pint) rinse and dry well and fit him an Elizabethan collar or similar to prevent him licking it. Mark the extent off the patch with indelible ink and if it is getting bigger then get him seen by a vet tomorrow or Saturday morning to avoid emergency consultation fees.
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5/10/17

Martina Stuart

Then it may be bald cos he is licking it or licking it cos it's bald or he is bored or something about the patch or near it is irritating him.
So first check his anal glands! sounds bizarre but if they are irritating him then he may find licking the patch distracts him. See previous posts on anal glands.
Bathe the patch with a strong salt solution ( tablespoonful to a pint) rinse and dry well and fit him an Elizabethan collar or similar to prevent him licking it. Mark the extent off the patch with indelible ink and if it is getting bigger then get him seen by a vet tomorrow or Saturday morning to avoid emergency consultation fees.
Please feel free to photograph it post on photo sharing site and send us a link.

5/10/17

Martina Stuart

I realise that I did not read your question properly. If there is skin missing then it needs dressing in some way. If the skin deficit Is not rapidly it needs veterinary attention now,

6/10/17

Chicco

Sounds like a possible hotspot to me or highly likely to be. Was it oozing a yellow gunk that has a very specific smell because if so you'll never forget that smell.
Rotts are a bit prone to hotspots.

21/10/17

Martina Stuart

Thanks Chicco. Confess that possibility had not occurred to me and you are once again almost certainly right.

23/10/17

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