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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

We have been away for a week and Frankie has been look after by my father. When we go home she had this strange scab/bump thing on her bum.

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Dad doesn't know what happened. It might just be a sore healing....we are not sure. It is flakey and a little big raised. The skin underneath is pink but appears ok. It doesn't cause her any discomfort when I press it.

Has anyone seen anything like this??

If it doesn't show signs of healing in the next few days we plan to take her to the vet cos I'm paranoid about skin cancer :S


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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is very round...


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Old 11-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its ringworm and very contagious so make sure you wash your hands thoroughly. A trip to the vet isnt a bad idea, they can give you some antifungal ointment to apply.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was just going to say, it looks like ringworm. Pheona had that when we brought her home. Her first course of treatment (my choice) was to wipe her down with these little pads (they looked like the ones they used to have out to clean your face) & I opted for those cause she was so tiny. Then after she grew a bit, we moved onto a medicated shampoo. I'd get her all lathered up & then have to leave her sit with the lather for something like 5 minutes, then rinse. Just make sure you are washing your hands good after touching her, I would changed the bedding for her daily washing it with hot water. Good Luck!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys I will!! I though that could be an option as we take her to the dog park often as she is a social butterfly and people take there dogs there all the time with things wrong, drives me crazy! Been keeping her home since we found it just in case. To the vet we go...lol


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Old 11-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ringworm can be carried in spore form in the soil- so if she rolls around in the dirt often - even at your house she could pick it up. It doesn't have to be a dog park. Ringworm is really common in cats and cattle-they either like to lay in dirt or are digging around in it. It's not a huge worry but does need treatment to get rid of and is EXTREMELY contagious. You can get it - so yes- wash hands and anything she has been laying on frequently


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Old 11-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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But ringworm is a fungal infection....it's not an actual worm. It's like athletes foot.

Vet tomorrow for poor Frankie poo!!


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