Friday, April 24, 2009

Unflattering... Medical question though

I apologize for the ever-so-flattering photos of Duke...

Duke played outside all day today. I just gave him a bath and noticed these red marks. There are between 5 and 6 of them and they are about the size of a nickel, maybe a quarter. All of them are around his genital area. The two prominent ones are real easy to see in the photo. It looks like a pin prick in the middle, a ring of skin color, then a big ring of red.

Anyone know what this is?
EDIT NOTE: Saturday we checked the spots and they were less red and smaller. Sunday we checked the spots and all that was left was the red spot that was in the middle. We figured after playing in the backyard at Fiancé's parent's house, because it is Spring a small swamp has kind of developed. So, that being said, I believe it was a minor reaction to black fly bites.
It would make sense figuring the black flies would only be able to bite him in the fleshy parts were there is no fur (near his genitals). He was playing in a swamp. When we get bit by them our skin turns red too and there is a part in the middle where the black flies have to bite on!


Anonymous said...

Hmm...I have no idea...but I would say it's time for a trip to the V-E-T...bol. :-)

Sniffs and licks,


lola said...

ringworm maybe? I dunno but i'm sure its a quick and easy fix.

Mr. Puggle said...

clueless. i would call the vet and describe. might be minor but just-n-case, the vet would know if the dukester needs to go in. let us know the outcome.

Totally Timmy said...

Hmmm...My poodle use to get something like that from his flea allergy. Maybe he is having an allergic reaction to something he ran through..hope it clears up soon.

Bruschi said...

hmmm looks like some sort of allergic reaction to me! I had something similar to that, around my genital area too but they were small bumps, and the vet gave me a prescription shampoo and an antibiotic. I'd get to the vet just in case!!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi