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Dog with Red Upper Lip

by Emily
(Queensland, Australia)


This is my dog's upper lip. As you can see, It looks a little swollen/puffy but not heaps.

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Jun 01, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Dog with Red Upper Lip
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

June 1, 2014

Hi Emily,

From just the photos of your dog, and no background information, the redness may have several causes:

1. contact allergy from eating from a plastic food bowl.

2. food allergy

3. canine acne

4. superficial pyoderma/infection

Other systemic issues from possible internal diseases.

I would suggest a healthy diet, NO DRY DOG food. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/10-best-dog-food-options.html, and consider a RAW diet for your dog. Healthy skin needs lots of moisture, especially from the diet.

Feeding from a stainless steel or ceramic bowl.

Minimal (or no) vaccinations, until the problem is resolved.

Natural flea and tick protection, see our page on flea prevention, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/dog-flea-medicine.html. Also, check out EVOLV, made from cedar oil, available online at, http://www.wondercide.com.

Your best option is finding a holistic veterinarian to follow up on any other diagnostic work, such as a blood panel to include thyroid, skin scraping, fungus culture, etc.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Jul 13, 2014
Dog with red upper lip
by: 1 yr old boxer. same way

Have you had any luck with solving the redness?

Jul 14, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Dog with Red Upper Lip
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

July 13, 2014

Dear 1 yr old boxer with the same problem,

You wrote,
"Have you had any luck with solving the redness?"

It has been 6 weeks since I posted my suggestions. Which is more than enough time for her dog to have responded. But, there has been no response from Emily since then.

Thanks for asking!

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

P.S. If you've found this service or our web site helpful, please "Like" us by clicking the like button at the top of the left margin. Thank you!

DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.


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