need help ! my dog has something on his head

tressiah

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Jul 28, 2008
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My lab mix, Trace, found in Mississippi along the Natchez Trace, thus the name, has 3 or more huge sores on his head. I noticd them last night when I went to take him off the line ( he chases the chickens) The largest onewas ozzing pus, and it seemed to cause him pain. My husband cleaned them & put antibiotic oint on it. This morning I went to check him again, and when I touched the area he went nuts, and attacked me, tearing my shirt. Scared the snot out of me. He's a big dog too. Truthfully thought about killing him, but then I thought he may be in pain. I found some blu-kote we have for the goats, and tried to use that on him, only got one area sprayed before he ran . I do have pain meds I am going to give him, but what do you think this is ?
 

krcote

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May 21, 2008
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he needs to see a vet asap BEFORE you give any pain meds. you could be doing harm
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Anny

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Sounds like he's a in a lot of pain. Could be a spider bite or a small sore that just got infected.

You should take him to see a vet or call a vet and ask what they think it might be.

Be very careful around him and if you apply anything to the wound muzzle him. A dog in pain can be a very aggressive dog. Even the nicest dogs, turn pretty darn cranky when in pain.

Don't give him any med with out talking to a vet, if it is a spidar or insect bite, other meds might mess him up even more.



Best of luck!
 

tressiah

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Jul 28, 2008
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Beecher, Il
Since Trace has been so agressive to me, I am going to let my husband take him to the vet. He did allow Dave to look at the area yesterday, but was not happy at all. I am off to work, and the vet doesn't open until1 pm today, so I am going to try to call and describe, meanwhile he's off his feed, but drinking a lot of water. Hubby thinks he has a tumor There are now 5 or more places swollen, covered in scabs and ozzing pus. The front of his head is swollen, but not the eyes or the ears. He had an ear infection about 1 1/2 months ago which was treated with antibiotics. I wonder if it is left over from that
 

keeperofthehearth

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podunk... I mean Wabash, IN
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There are now 5 or more places swollen, covered in scabs and ozzing pus. The front of his head is swollen, but not the eyes or the ears.

Poor dog! Sounds like a spider bite to me. Brown Recluse or a allergic reaction to the bite. Hope you can get him into a vet quick. Will be praying for him. Yikes!!​
 
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jnjross

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it could be a maggot, we use to have a inside dog that got one once it looked like a lump , then dad mashed it and
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some folks call them wolves
 

hensdeliverthegoods

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I'm glad to hear your husband is taking the dog to the vet. While he is recovering, please don't keep him tied out. If it is a spider or snake bite, it's likely there are more in that area, and he won't be able to get away from them.
 

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