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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:45 PM
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Very bright red spots on my dog's belly *eek*
Edited on Tue May-06-08 06:56 PM by malta blue
Egypt is outside on her run right now. My daughter just yelled up to me at the house to hurry and see.

There are two red circles (almost perfectly round) on Egypt's belly that I have never seen before - the are about the size of a regular bead and they are bright, blood red. It is NOT blood. I ran my fingers over them and it did not seem to bother her at all. The spots seem to be changes in pigmentation on her skin.

They do not appear to be insect bites. There is a faint cat scratch on the inside of her leg, but no bleeding or scarring there.

Has anyone had any experience with something like this?

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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:54 PM
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1. Something like ringworm?
I don't know if dogs get that but it is a fungus I believe, not an actual worm.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:56 PM
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2. I added a picture in the OP.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:59 PM
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4. Ringworm is usually bigger and raised
Edited on Tue May-06-08 07:00 PM by China_cat
and yes dogs can get it. So can humans.

Ringworm


It sounds more like the bull's eye rash of Lyme



These are shown on human skin so the colors will be a bit different on animals.

Ok, now that I've seen the picture, it looks more like a blood blister...akin to a human hickey.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:58 PM
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3. Might be hot spots
Google it and see if you think it's the same thing. My dogs have had them on their face and bellies before.

There's some ointment you can get, if the dog won't lick it off.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:00 PM
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5. I'd have your vet check it out.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:03 PM
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6. Check this out:
Edited on Tue May-06-08 07:06 PM by PeaceNikki
http://petlovers.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17737

Last post on page 2 says:
"My puppies love to play in the grass. They have the same spots. They are from black flies. I just brought them in and there little bellies were covered in the flies when I finally got rid of the flies I had the spots."

ETA: I'd still run the dog to the vet to be sure
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:05 PM
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7. hmmmm - I do live in near the Adirondacks and June is major
black fly season.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:10 PM
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9. I also read if you put applecider vinegar in their drinking water, fleas, blackflies and
mosquitos will avoid the dog. They don't like the smell and the taste.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:12 PM
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11. Thank you so much!
Edited on Tue May-06-08 07:12 PM by malta blue
On a breed specific forum that I post on, a woman said her dog got spots like that after being spayed and they were bruises. She posted photos and they look very much like the spots on Egypt. Bruises or black flies - either way not a big deal.

:yourock:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:08 PM
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8. Blackflies...
My baby boy Buddy gets them in the Summer.

:)
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:10 PM
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10. wow - My old dog Luna has never had them
at least, not that I saw.

Thank you so much :hi:

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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:14 PM
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12. It took me a minute, b/c I recognized it, and
couldn't remember why for a sec...Then I remembered when Buddy got them and I freaked the fuck out. He doesn't always get them, not every summer, and they fade pretty quickly. I am 99% sure that's what you have going on. Of course, if it gets worse or starts to get weird, take Egypt to the Vet. I'll keep you all in my thoughts. :pals:

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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:50 PM
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13. Hugs
Edited on Tue May-06-08 07:51 PM by SalmonChantedEvening
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I see people better informed than me have helped you malta, so hugs and lubbins for you and Egypt :)

:hi: :loveya:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:51 PM
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14. Thank you.,,,,
a hug is ALWAYS welcome.... :pals:

:hug:

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:58 PM
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15. ***** the spots are getting bigger *****
the spots are getting bigger :scared:


I really really hope these are black fly bites...
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 09:07 PM
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16. Did she get in an altercation with a cat?
They could just be bleeding under the skin from where the cat hit her with its claws.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 09:10 PM
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17. I know next to nothing about dogs, but am sending good vibes
I'd be freaked out, too! But you're getting good advice from the dog people here.
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