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Area around dog’s neck has turned red

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Areesh Imran, Aug 18, 2020.


  1. Areesh Imran

    Areesh Imran PetForums Newbie

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    Hi! So my dog has always worn a collar and for three years, she never had a problem. Her skin was perfectly fine. During the beginning of this month, her old collar broke and we decided to get her a new one. Keep in mind, the skin around her neck was still alright. We put on the new collar and in a week, we noticed the skin around her neck getting red. We immediately ditched the collar. We haven’t put on a collar on her ever since but it’s getting worse each day (it’s been two weeks now.) I don’t think it’s itchy though because she does not scratch there. She’s a labrador. I’ve attached the picture below. The vet told us it’s just allergy and all we can do is put organic coconut oil on the area affected. We’ve started doing that. It might be just me but I feel like it’s worsening. I’ve attached a picture below. If anyone can, please help! I doubt it’s just allergy.
     

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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    It could be an allergic response to the collar but I’m surprised the vet just suggested using coconut oil.

    That looks quite a extreme reaction and the skin looks sore so I’d expect the vet to prescribe something else tbh.

    I’d get on to them today.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Looks like she has possibly picked up a bacterial skin infection. It appears very similar to wet eczema.

    I would go back to the vets and say you want some treatment. Coconut oil wont do diddly squat for that; half the claims for that stuff have no evidence to back them up.
     
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  4. Areesh Imran

    Areesh Imran PetForums Newbie

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    Exactly what I thought! We’ve trusted this vet for awhile now and it was surprising when he suggested coconut oil. I’ll be taking her to another vet soon
     
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    Areesh Imran PetForums Newbie

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    It seems like it. I don’t trust coconut oil either. I’ll take her to another vet.
     
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