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We have a 7 year old boxer that started developing bumps about 6 weeks ago. They have since opened into large sores that are draining pus like infection. There is also a horrible rotting like smell that will not go away. We have taken him to our primary vet and they treated him with antibiotics and steroids that has not helped in any way. Since then we have been to an Emergency vet center to see an internal vet specialist that put him on another antibiotic and steroid, along with fish oil and vitamin E. She referred us to a Dermatologist. He took him off one of the steroids and cultured the sores. We are still waiting on those results. We have had boxers for over 20 years and have never experienced this. His original diagnosis was blasto but the urinalysis was negative, they then diagnosed him with histiocytoma. But the drugs are not working so the Dermatologist is thinking it could still be this but they are just missing something. He is also unsure. Has anyone experienced this with their boxer and what was the outcome? Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Pictures are attached from the beginning until current.
 

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I am so sorry your dog is going thru this my puppy had a histiocytoma but it did go away on its own I heard sometimes they have to be removed also I was told those were allergy related. I hope those tests some back soon so he can get some help those look awful. My dogs took about 4 months to go away but like I said she only had one.
 

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Ok well "this," seriously sucks big time! And while I am not any kind of "Vet," type person at all?? For surface/skin type wounds and infections ... I always recommend the same old thing!

I would get a bottle a of "Bottle Well Horse," ... :

It's kinda pricey for such a small bottle?? But it works quite well for skin/wound issues. It's also 100% all natural and non toxic antibiotic and it still works if your dog licks it off! :)

But it applies like a liquid bandage and if you have injuries on the paw and such? It's pretty much the only thing you can apply that will stay on! Now it won't fix the cause of whatever is going on??I don't think?? But I am pretty sure it will "help/heal" the current condition/wound??

And it was "Vet Recommend" to me a very long time by a Horse guy at a store! For bed sores on my Boxer and it worked out great!

So if nothing else, put it in the category of "it could not hurt??" Welcome aboard and sorry you guys are going thru this. :(
 

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I would look into as bacterial infection the rotten smell is the flesh. Hoping for the best with the cultures let us know i have been around dog long time never seen this
 

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Any update on the cultures? In the mean time I would be bathing him daily with Chlorhexadine and applying manuka honey to the large open oozing areas. It is vital that during his baths you get off the old dying flesh. Poor pup :(
 

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I'm so sorry this is happening to your Boxer. A Boxer, my beloved buddy Tucson whom I lost last year developed a very large lump on his back foreleg. I had it removed and they took a lot of his skin. It healed, but roughly. I feel it is something allergic? I am not a vet.
 

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We have a 7 year old boxer that started developing bumps about 6 weeks ago. They have since opened into large sores that are draining pus like infection. There is also a horrible rotting like smell that will not go away. We have taken him to our primary vet and they treated him with antibiotics and steroids that has not helped in any way. Since then we have been to an Emergency vet center to see an internal vet specialist that put him on another antibiotic and steroid, along with fish oil and vitamin E. She referred us to a Dermatologist. He took him off one of the steroids and cultured the sores. We are still waiting on those results. We have had boxers for over 20 years and have never experienced this. His original diagnosis was blasto but the urinalysis was negative, they then diagnosed him with histiocytoma. But the drugs are not working so the Dermatologist is thinking it could still be this but they are just missing something. He is also unsure. Has anyone experienced this with their boxer and what was the outcome? Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Pictures are attached from the beginning until current.
 
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