Itchy Bloody spot on tail??

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  • The spot above my dogs tail is itchy and bleeding
  • Great dane had patches of bloody skin

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    01-18-2009, 08:15 PM
Green Broke
Itchy Bloody spot on tail??

This weekend we had to leave the state just for the weekend. Well my dog before we left had been itching his tail alot more then usual. Today we come home to see a swollen bump with no hair and its bleeding on the base of my Great Danes tail. I first noticed his muzzle area was all bumpy and red also. We did have fleas but that was months ago and we gave all the dogs flea and tick baths and we got them that flea and tick control gel stuff you put on the back of there neck and down there spine about a month ago. Does anyone have any idea what it could be..? heres some pictures of what we came home to..
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    01-18-2009, 08:24 PM
The spot on his tail looks like it might be a hot spot
    01-18-2009, 08:44 PM
Green Broke
Definitely see a vet...may be allergies? A friend of mine's dog had patches like that that he chewed constantly and the vet said he had allergies...but definitely ask your vet! Poor guy, I hope he gets better
    01-18-2009, 08:48 PM
He could be allergic to fleas, or mabey stressed because you left:(

Just wondering how do you start a thread? I have a training Q.
    01-18-2009, 08:59 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by saltyabbey    
He could be allergic to fleas, or mabey stressed because you left:(

Just wondering how do you start a thread? I have a training Q.
abbey, to start a thread go into the forum you want to include your new thread in (horse health, horse training, english riding, horse videos, etc.) and once in there, click on the button called "new thread" in the upper right hand corner, it's just above the header "thread in forum". Hope that helps!
    01-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Green Broke
The problem with taking him to the vet is that he's 150 pounds and will NOT walk on a leash (we have the electric fence) so ever since he's been on the fence he wont go out of it even with his collar off. My mom looked online and it said to give him benedryl and she rubbed this cream on his tail so hopefully that might work
    01-18-2009, 09:18 PM
Thanks hoofprints i'll give it a try, and I agree about the vet, mabe wait a couple days and see if the benedryl works , best of luck!
    01-20-2009, 11:09 PM
Benedryl will help with the itching and will help soothe if it's allergy related but it won't cure it if it's a fungus or bacteria or mite infestation.

I'd try some bag balm on it. (tail area, I'm sure the lip is just raw from digging at the tail...that should heal on it's own)

PM me in a week or so if it's not any better and I'll e-mail the pics to my sister...She's a great dane guru and is my first call before the vet. She knows more dog stuff than most "normal" people should. (BTW...She's got 7 Danes..IN her house. )
    01-21-2009, 04:13 PM
I think it might be dermatitis (hot spots)... There are many causes (allergy) of it but a vet will be able to help you out. Even if you can't bring the dog, vet clinics are usually helpful over the phone. I don't think there is a cure (please correct me if im wrong) but it is managable with treatments.

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