Dog Has Itchy Red Spots on Lower & Upper Lip
by Kevin D.
(Grand Rapids, MI)
Right Side of Dog's Snout
My Dog Jasmine has recently developed these open sores on her lower and upper lips (both sides). My wife says that she keeps scratching them really hard. She also says that they have bled, and had puss coming out of them. This has only been going on for just about a week now.
My wife thought that they were bug bites or flea bites at the beginning, but they look much bigger than that.
My wife also said that she just found a dry dish sink scrubbie on the floor (that would have had a lot of dish soap on it from washing the dishes), and in a area that led her to believe that Jasmine had gotten to it. She now thinks that it could be a chemical reaction from the soap.
I personally think that it looks like poison ivy. There is potential to for her to get into that kind of stuff as we do let her roam the back yard of our apartment complex.
My wife is really worried about this. I tend to think that we can get this rash taking care of on our own. Money is really tight for us, as I have the only full time job for a Family of 3 with two pets (us, son, with cat, and a dog).
Can you please help us figure this out?
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