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Old 10-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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Dogs don't get the "bullseye" rash like people do with Lyme. It's very common for blackfly or other biting fly bites to look like that, though.

Also, ringworm is not generally (I would like to say never except that I never say never) red in dogs. In people it is typically red, but in dogs it is usually not discolored, but looks scaly. Also, ringworm will cause the hairs to fall out and there are clearly hairs growing from within that lesion.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:21 PM
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Weird, every case I've seen of ring worm has been like that. It's the rung in ringworm.
I've seen it in others about 1/2 dozen times, and of course treated it here on Phoebe once and 2 of the kids (same episode) I've never seen it appear as a bulls eye, but more of a rose colored ring or oval on people and the case for Phoebe happened to be on her black nose, so ya, no rose ring just scaly gross swolen looking nose, LOL

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Dogs don't get the "bullseye" rash like people do with Lyme. It's very common for blackfly or other biting fly bites to look like that, though.

Also, ringworm is not generally (I would like to say never except that I never say never) red in dogs. In people it is typically red, but in dogs it is usually not discolored, but looks scaly. Also, ringworm will cause the hairs to fall out and there are clearly hairs growing from within that lesion.
Excellent to know lyme doesn't present as a bulls eye in dogs! I can go back to bed now 'cause I've learned something new......met my daily quota! hahaha
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:31 PM
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how does it present in dogs? I have read that only a small percentage of people actually get the bullseye rash. IF you don't, doesn't mean your free and clear. You just don't know until the symptoms roll in.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:38 PM
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how does it present in dogs?
Fever, lethargy, anorexia, lameness. Often signs will wax and wane.

Lyme acts very different in dogs than it does in people. A very small minority of dogs (5% or less) who are exposed ever show symptoms, and of those something like 1% will have long term problems. Unlike people, where it's my understanding that most people get sick and long term problems are very common.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:24 PM
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For reference, ringworm infection will glow under blacklight. Not the ring itself, but waste from the fungus sticks to hairs and that glows.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:07 PM
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For reference, ringworm infection will glow under blacklight. Not the ring itself, but waste from the fungus sticks to hairs and that glows.
Not all of it. If it glows it's ringworm, but if it doesn't glow that doesn't mean it's not ringworm.


It looks like the little red itchy spots Logan gets just before/as he starts a skin infection, though this one looks bigger than what Logan's usually look like.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:35 PM
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Is it on her belly? Has she been in long grass lately?

From personal experience with my own dogs, and work dogs... it's more likely a black fly bite.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:34 PM
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Just looks like a bug bite to me. I would just wait it out unless she's bothering it or not acting herself.
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What did the vet say?
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The vet thinks it may be a spider bite actually, but he wants to run a lymes test in about a month to be sure. He said if we do the test now she would more than likely test negative. He wants me to keep an eye on it and bring her in if the mark doesn't seem to heal or if it looks worse.

He also checked her feet out because she is having allergy issues again and her feet are starting to look raw again. We ended up having to up her dose of meds. If that doesn't help on the allergy side of things then he wants to discuss a stronger type of medication.

Here's a video of her trying to tell me she wants to leave the vet now.
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