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Skin allergy or insect bite??

Hi from Sydney, Australia!
My names Rachael and I have 2 beautiful bull terriers. George, who is all white with brindle ears who’s 4, and Betty, who is Tri coloured and is 2. I’m sure like everyone on here, they are my absolute life.

I have been following this online forum for years, which many questions have been successfully answered.. I personally haven’t been able to find a discussion to answer this one yet. Over the last past week, both of my dogs have developed a raised, dry patch on their bodies. They have never experienced this before and nor have I seen it. It looks like it may either be skin allergies, however I have never seen it raised/ lump like, which makes me think it could be a insect bite. Has anyone experienced or seen anything similar to this before?

George also seems to have potentially have gotten an insect bite on his paws which tends to be swallow and bleeds time to time. Any help appreciated or I will organise to run them to the vet.

Attached some photos of the concerning marks and a cute one of George and Betty together.

Many thanks in advance.
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Comments

  • Billie_TinaBillie_Tina California
    Hi Rachael welcome! Your babies are so cute!! I love their names and they're beautiful! Betty looks like she might have ringworm and George's paws look like a reaction to yeast/allergies. It might of started as a bug bite that lead to over licking- causing a bigger sore.
    I hope George and Betty get better soon!
  • RlmxoRlmxo Sydney, Australia
    Thank you so much. I didn’t even consider it could be ringworm. Most definitely will be taking them to the vet to get some anti fungal cream.. We did introduce chicken back into George’s diet. I would assume that is probably what is causing his allergies. We normally feed the dogs kangaroo with veggies and chickpea pasta, however after a while the dogs get fussy and refuse to eat their meals ????
  • RlmxoRlmxo Sydney, Australia
    I should add, we also use the MALASEB
    Medicated Shampoo. Hopefully that also helped in the meantime.
  • BrooklynBrooklyn New York
    First photo looks like your guy has a ringworm on his nose, that would explain why both dogs has a similar issue as ringworm is contagious and usually spreads dog to dog and also to humans.
  • jur45jur45 australia
    Gee I was late to jump on board Rachael!
    Ringworm rang out to me too lol and I am personally using a colloidal silver spray on any skin spots, dots, rashes that come up on my boys. It hasn’t help get rid of two spots on my boys heads but it keeps it from getting worse but for most part it is really good and a handy product. Your bullies are content like mind and snuggling ever so famously together
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  • RlmxoRlmxo Sydney, Australia
    Awww how sweet. You can see how content and how much they love each other, what are your boys names? Funny, we have the same fluffy blankets and my dogs adore them and snuggle underneath them… it’s winter here, they get the luxury of the blankets and gas heater on pretty much 24/7… My partner and I wonder why our babies think they are entitled????♥️

    Oh, I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for letting me know.
    The pet store gave me a solution called “quick-itch” which is an antiseptic lotion and has properties to kill it. They also said that washing them in the malaise medicated shampoo helps but must be left on for 10mins, which I did not fill 10mins, as I wasn’t aware.. However it looks painful on Betty’s nose. I’ll take them to the vet today and hopefully they can give them an oral treatment.. I’m aware of how highly contagious it is, and don’t want it spreading to my cats or ourselves.. I washed all their blankets in a hot cycle and most likely have to do it again after the vets visit.
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  • jur45jur45 australia
    Hello again
    I’m from Melbourne so I understand the cold and blankets needed for our bullies. I have Moose n Memphis and you’ll see a lot of posts I share with all the other devoted owners. I gave a long history of Malaseb and the tiring patience needed from our pooches and ourselves lol :(
    Those pics are so bully style, loving the underneath snuggle. I raced out the door before I could take a pic of my two doing similar.
    I hope you get the ringworm sorted and the paw under control too. Keep a bottle of CS on hand. Chemist warehouse stock this. Google the used for dogs and you’ll be amazed how good it is, skin, ears, immune etc.
    Enjoy :)
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  • Billie_TinaBillie_Tina California
    I love how how Betty/ George and Moose/ Memphis snuggle with each other. They are so sweet and precious :x
    I hope George and Betty get better soon!
  • jur45jur45 australia
    Hey Tina
    I think you need to pair up Billie lol ;)
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  • Billie_TinaBillie_Tina California
    I really want to! I think Billie would love a brother or sister!
  • jur45jur45 australia
    My sweet boys snuggled up
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  • RlmxoRlmxo Sydney, Australia
    Yes, I couldn’t agree more. I think Billie needs a friend ♥️
    George and Betty absolutely adore each other.

    They are getting there, vets gave them a fungal cream as well as antibiotics for George. Waiting on the biopsy to come back, to confirm that it is Ringworm… my dogs are missing their snuggles with us in bed ????
  • jur45jur45 australia
    I bet they would.....my boys follow me everywhere, every couch and of course the bed snuggle ;) it won’t be long so enjoy the extra leg room lol before the cement bricks come to share again
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  • jur45jur45 australia
    Half my post deleted :s
    Yes Billie would love a friend Tina. I think moose is a better pooch for learning to share food, toys, couch, bed and me lol
  • Billie_TinaBillie_Tina California
    I'm glad that George and Betty are getting better! Im sure you miss their snuggles as much as they miss yours :x I would love to get another EBT puppy for Billie, I think she would love to have a friend!
    I love seeing pictures of Moose and Memphis together, they get along so well
    :x
  • RlmxoRlmxo Sydney, Australia
    Moose and Memphis are so cute! I love how close they are, they have such a special bond with each other.

    We finally got their results back and vets said that they came back negative for ringworm.. unfortunately that was all they tested for ????
    We have an appointment with our own vet on Thursday so let them under go testing.. we went to a new vet last week, as strangely enough the vets have been busy ????
    It’s been harder to get an appointment with a vet rather than a dr strangely enough.

    Fingers crossed we can find out soon what it is. We decided to give Betty the antibiotics as it seems hers is infected as it’s oozing puss and blood ????
  • jur45jur45 australia
    Poor Betty :( it’s frustrating when you don’t know what it is. I have a few spots on their head but not bald that just hang around on both of them. This is my least concern as I have Moose’ seizures to control. I’m due to go to the vet for more bloods soon. He is otherwise very happy just these seizures which let us down.
    They are loving one another all the time too
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  • Billie_TinaBillie_Tina California
    Awwe poor Betty, I hope she gets better soon and the vet's are able to figure out what it is. Keep us posted!
    The pics of the boys are so cute Sarah- they always make me smile :)
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