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Lip fold pyoderma

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kid Wed 02-Jan-13 20:11:04

My springer spaniel showed signs of having lip fold pyoderma so I started all sorts of things to fix it while avoiding a trip to the vets.
He had a brown discharge from his lips and was licking a lot during the night.
I tried using a tiny bit of fucidin on it, but despite how careful I thought I was being, he'd always be sick on the nights I applied it so I stopped using it.
I then purchased some hibiscrub which I am using once a day, diluting it with water.
I also read that I can use apple cider vinegar which I have used occassionally (dilutd with water)
Another thing I read I could use was thorn it powder which I have applied a tiny abound right inside the folds using an earbud.

I just don't know if its working though. The brown discharge has gone, but the skin still looks a bit red and lumpy. He isn't licking excessively anymore, is still eating and drinking as normal and there is no odour. I don't even remember how it's meant to look anymore

Does anyone know if it all sounds normal? Should I change what I am using or do it more frequently?

portraitoftheartist Wed 02-Jan-13 20:25:42

My aunty's old dogs had this. The smell of it made me swear I'd never have a spaniel. Take him to the vet before it becomes chronic and people stop visiting you.

kid Wed 02-Jan-13 20:31:09

Lol, he had it before with the smell, we couldn't stand to be in the same room as him which is why I know he doesn't have it so badly now. The vet mentioned surgery before to prevent it, but I can't bring myself to agree to that incase anything happened to him.

Baffledandbewildered Wed 02-Jan-13 22:01:39

He may need an operation to remove some of the skin. This is done by ablation ( burning off) under anaesthetic . Is sometimes due to excess saliva production. This will most likely cure the problem. Very common in spaniel breeds

kid Wed 02-Jan-13 23:17:18

Is it a procedure that could be done under a mild sedation or would a GA be required? I know it would be best to speak to my vet but I worry that once I discuss it with him, the matter would be taken out if my hands.

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