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Rash on the back of a dog's neck

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Nicky10, Apr 7, 2015.


  1. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    I feel horrible but buster has this horrible looking rash where his collar normally sits. Is it just irritation from the collar do you think? Even though it's the same fabric he's always had :001_unsure:.
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  2. Rott lover

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    i would get to the vet asap.that looks like it would hurt very bad.
     
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    We have an appointment for 9 tomorrow just wanted to see if there was anything that could be done today
     
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    Looks like what you see when a collar is too tight.

    For now i would trim the hair, clean it with hibiscrub if you have any, and then just leave it alone until the vet has seen it, especially if you are unsure as to how it has happened.
     
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    Ouch that looks sore. It looks a bit like a hot spot before it goes yukky so I agree trim back the hair and clean it with some diluted hibiscrub. Have you washed his collar in something? has he been flea treated recently?
     
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    His collar was washed in the normal way and he hasn't been flea treated recently. I have a harness I can put on him rather than the collar until it's sorted out. I swear it wasn't there a couple of days ago and it doesn't seem to have bothered him until today.
     
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    Is it possible he has been bitten by a flea? I had a dog years ago who reacted badly to flea bites. Good idea to leave his collar off and use the harness for now.
     
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    Maybe he had them once before and didn't react but obviously reactions can happen at any time. He's been spending a lot of time in the garden, I'm fairly sure none of the plants cause issues but he might have rubbed on something.
     
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    My Jovi can react like that to metal in certain collars. Its not just the metal fastening, it can be the name tag too.

    It happens very quickly too, and so I wouldn't beat yourself up and ponder whether you missed it earlier.

    Definitely give it a clean and clip it too as suggested.

    Am sure the vets will make him right as rain soon!
     
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    He did just get a new licence tag, it's a legal requirement here, but I assume they used the same material and he's never reacted like this to it before.
     
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    Reactions can happen anytime!

    After several vets visits, they suggested a reaction simply because the vets own dog had a similar reaction. So I could still be wrong!

    Remember a hot spot is basically wet eczema. Which is caused by a reaction to something. I am just guessing where it is may be collar related. At first Jovi doesn't seem to always react, then heat, and wear of the collar I will guess causes a chemical reaction, causes a reaction.

    All though one collar he did react to just like that!

    License tags I would have thought would be made by whoever gives in the cheapest quote to supply. So metal may have changed. Again I could be completely wrong.
     
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    It's less inflamed now probably because the collar has been taken off. But it still looks pretty bad.
     
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    Fingers crossed it looks worse than it feels.

    Hopefully Buster will have a good nights sleep and the vets treatment tomorrow will help you, and him a great deal.
     
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    I hope it is just something that can be cleared up quickly it can't be comfortable for him.
     
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    I would clip the hair away around it and bathe it in a very mild salt/water solution.

    That should take some of the soreness out until tomorrow.

    It does look as though his collar could have caused it.

    The main thing is, you've found it and you're getting it treated.
     
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    The vet thinks something got stuck under his collar and it got infected :(. We've got a course of rilexine and to go back next week.
     
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    Oh bless Buster.

    Am sure he will feel better soon!
    Thanks for the update
     
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    He said we caught it early so it should heal up quite quickly. He doesn't seem to have had any adverse reaction to the antibiotics yet either.
     
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    He's started throwing up a few hours after being given the rilexin. I knew it was the main side effect of it but I hate seeing him doing it :(.
     
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