Possible skin infection?

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eggonmyface Tue 09-Apr-19 09:59:34

Anyone have any ideas what this could be on my Jack Russel please? It's underneath on her tummy area. Not bothering her at all but looks quite nasty, picture not that great sorry. Appointment at vets later on today just stressing abit about what it could be. Thank you

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billybagpuss Tue 09-Apr-19 10:01:38

Nothing helpful to say but it doesn’t look right. Hope all ok at the vet x

eggonmyface Tue 09-Apr-19 10:53:02

Clearer picture today in day light

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billybagpuss Tue 09-Apr-19 17:56:02

That doesn't look good at all @egg what time is the vet?

billybagpuss Tue 09-Apr-19 17:57:55

are there any other symptoms?

Dottierichardson Tue 09-Apr-19 17:59:44

Could be a hot spot, very nasty/painful if not treated, would get it checked immediately.

eggonmyface Tue 09-Apr-19 19:39:48

Vets shaved around it to help keep it clean. Has basically said he doesn't know. Possibly scraped it on something outside and making it worse by licking / scratching. If it gets any bigger to go back. So I haven't really got any answers...

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eggonmyface Tue 09-Apr-19 19:40:52

It's not bothering her other than she's scratching there a lot...

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billybagpuss Tue 09-Apr-19 19:46:14

hope it heals soon flowers

eggonmyface Tue 09-Apr-19 19:47:36

Me too. I'm
Worried it's something awful. The vet just said he couldn't possibly say...

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billybagpuss Tue 09-Apr-19 19:53:11

I think we probably thinking the same awful, where are you in the country?

Just remember it is very very rare sad

but loads of hugs and gin and I'm sure he'll be fine

Dottierichardson Wed 10-Apr-19 00:38:31

Sounds like a hot spot developing, they're incredibly, incredibly painful, I wanted to say that as we had a vet before this who didn't tell us that and didn't believe in pain relief, and caused one of our dogs terrible trauma as a result. Swabbing in very, very dilute hibi-scrub should help it heal.

If it is isn't currently a hot spot then if scratched could turn into one very quickly again swabbing it helps, so would stop her from licking/scratching it. A graze can go from tiny/non-existent to a massive and painful hot spot in a matter of hours. Sorry to be a prophet of doom but have been through this kind of thing a few times and had more than one vet who didn't deal with a problem effectively before things escalated.

Dottierichardson Wed 10-Apr-19 00:40:10

But on the positive side if it grows then likely will be because it's a hot spot or has become one, in which case though painful and a pain to treat, still very very treatable and not in any way fatal.

billybagpuss Wed 10-Apr-19 07:29:16

How is he this morning @egg hope there’s some improvement

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