Blisters On My Dog's Skin

by Ashaan
(Dubai, UAE)

My Cocker Spaniel Has Blisters!

My Cocker Spaniel Has Blisters!

Hi there,

I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. My American Cocker spaniel Scott is 13 years old. He has developed fluid-filled blisters under his skin and when they rupture, it smells unbearably bad.

I must mention here that in the summer of 2011 he had escaped through the garden fence and was found by a good neighbor, loitering in the heat for approximately 7 hours. Although he had a smelly skin condition any way, the blisters developed after this ordeal.

It has become increasingly unbearable and difficult to coexist, as he lives indoors with us under 24 x 7 air conditioned comfort.

Please give me an urgent solution.

Thank you in advance,

Ashaan

Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)

Hello Ashaan,

There are many things that can go wrong with your dog's skin and Cockers have a tendency to develop skin problems such as seborrhea.

If your dog has smelly skin, or the liquid inside the 'blisters' smells as you have indicated, it could be the sign of a yeast infection, which could be causing the blisters.

If this is the case you will almost certainly need a course of antibiotics from the vet, who may also prescribe a gentle, medicated shampoo.

It could also be impetigo, which is a bacterial infection usually found on the underbelly of the dog, where there is the least hair. It causes blisters that usually break and crust over, but can be easily treated with an over-the-counter solution that is dabbed onto the sores.

Alternatively, your cocker spaniel could have an allergy, which is causing him to scratch and for lumps to develop.

Or, it could simply be that the heat of the sun has caused his blisters.

But rather than have me guessing what the problem is, I recommend you take your dog to see his vet who will be able to give a professional diagnosis of your Cocker's condition and prescribe the correct treatment.

I hope he's much better soon!

Kind regards,
Pauline

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Dog warts or lesions
by: Anonymous

My 10 year old cocker has warts or moles on her body all over and the vet states it is a common problem with cockers....they have a tendency to erupt or when she is groomed the groomer nicks them and they bleed or crust over.

Anyone have any suggestions for these?

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Scotty visited the vet
by: Ashaan

Hi every one.

Scott underwent a course of penicillin injections and anti-inflammatory injections at the town vet.

Apparently the two blisters on his under belly and back have grown in to the deeper layer and will need an operation to scoop them out. We have tried pulling out any liquid with a syringe. There was no fluid to be found. Doctor's advice is to leave it as it is, since Scott is too old to be given anaesthesia. His effected area has been shaved and iodine administered. The ruptured wound closer to the tail appears to be drying up.

Well I will endure what ever it takes for the rest of his life.

Thank you all for your comments and advice.

Cheers,

Ashaan

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Thank you Charmaine
by: Ashaan

Hi Charmaine,

I will see if I can buy Co-Amoxyl or an anti-biotic with similar composition in Dubai. Will keep all posted.

Cheers,

Ashaan

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Dermatitis
by: Charmaine

I have had a similar problem with my 4.6 year old female golden cocker spaniel. She was diagnosed with Dermatitis and put on an antibiotic treatment, Co-Amoxyl for 14 days. Half a tablet twice per day.

It is imperative to complete the course and not miss even one dose for it to work.

Hope your dog is better soon!

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CORUM 10Mg
by: Ashaan

Hi Pauline,

Thank you for posting my caption on your website and thank you for the advice.

I have taken him to many vets, however the condition keeps repeating - it never goes away.

I gave him 10 mgs of CORUM, which is used for human skin conditions and it healed for a short while. Only issue was I did not want to continue medication for too long. I gave one third of the tablet for five days and then stopped.

Regards,
Ashaan

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