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Unique dog problem
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Cindi    Posted 01-17-2004 at 11:14:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a one year old female plott hound who licks her lips constantly. The area right under her nose stays red and raw. She's always done this but here lately, especially with it cooler out, it seems to be worse. I can't put anything on it as she just licks it off, any suggestions?


ret    Posted 01-17-2004 at 16:20:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
a lot of the info I see mentions a dog in stress
Don't know if this is the case. Also boredom or just a habit it has gotten into. On all of our dogs when they have had a skin problem we apply PURE australian tea tree oil. It tastes horrible. Good for hot spots and most all skin problems. You can get it at a health food store, a pet store will probably only have a diluted mixture.
Good luck
REt


Juliana    Posted 01-17-2004 at 14:30:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, at the larger pet stores the carry what's called "Bitter Apple" that works great. Try mixing it with the vasaline and apply it to the area. I would also try some benadril (sp?)at night, should make the dog sleepy and with the ointment, might stay on long enough to help.


KellyGa    Posted 01-17-2004 at 11:42:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was looking online under the American Veterinary Association site, but nothing specific. YOu might find something there I missed.

If it were Tip, I guess I would try putting something non toxic on it first, like vaseline, in case it's just dry and thats irritating it. If it doesn't get better soon, I guess I would take her on to the vet to make sure it wasn't some sort of infection or something.

At least if she licks that off you can put it right back on. Or put mineral oil on it, that might help keep it moistened. It would soak in better than vaseline, too.

If worst comes to worst, put something on there that doesn't taste good, like vinegar, over the mineral oil so maybe it will stay on longer.

Good Luck! Let me know how it goes.


Cindi    Posted 01-18-2004 at 02:05:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
All good suggestions. She is one of our pig pasture dogs, (watch dog) but the last week I have kept her in the house and I put everything I could think of on it and she merely ate it (grin)

I'll try some of the others. Thanks ya'll


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