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Old 08-27-2007, 02:40 PM
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Today when I was brushing Baron I noticed that he had a sore on his hindquarters. I took a mental note and am going to tell my mom about it when she gets home. I kept brushing him and once I got to his back I noticed he started kicking himself (like when you scratch a dogs belly and their leg starts going). Where his foot touched him was right where his sore was.

What can I do so he isn't hurting himself when I brush his back? His nails are already kept short. I can't not brush his back with another brush because he tends to do this with my slicker and comb I have for him too.

I don't know how relevent this info is but he's a 10 year old GSD who only just started to be ticklish about his back and I was using a rake on him. He was at the vets a few months ago(May or early June) and they found nothing wrong with him.
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:41 PM
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Sounds like a hotspot. Lots of dogs get them this time of year and GSDs are prone to them. Does he try to chew at it?
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:50 PM
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Its not a hotspot. Its more like a scrape, like if you scratch your arm to much and just take off the first layer of skin.

He has had a few hotspots this summer and this is differnt from them. He has not tried to chew this.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:26 PM
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if he only does it when you brush him.... Maybe try putting a sock or a boot on his foot so he can't scratch with his nails.

Sorry.... that's all I've got.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:07 PM
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Heck that might work. Thanks, I would have never thought of that.
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