Old Dog with Blisters on Belly That Pop & Leave Red Spot
I have a senior Shetland sheep dog who is suffering from a skin condition with blisters mainly on the belly that will pop and crust over leaving a red spot. On his back he is losing fur in patches AFTER there is a spot of crust and in the process of scratching, washing or brushing the fur comes with the crust/scabs.
We moved from Florida to North Carolina 8 months ago, this is a new environment but I fear this may not be it.
His first injury was an ulcer on his paw about six months ago, he has a cough on occasion, but is eating and drinking.
We took him to a local vet 2 months ago, we got amoxicillin and a medicated shampoo. After 1 course of amox we called and said it was not completely gone and he was prescribed another course. With the shampoo we did not see a difference.
His head is fine, mouth/ears are fine. He had full labs within the last year before we moved, and is up to date on shots.
What could this be?
About him: He is a 9 year old Shelty. He was rescued by my wife before I met her. He has had surgery from being hit by a car with pins in front right leg, and rear right leg.
He was abused according to my wife - when she got him she had to shut him in a room on his own before he would eat. When I came along and tried to play he got threatened and tried to bite, but now he knows no other love. He follows me everywhere in the house, cries when when I leave.
We got a new cat a year ago, she also follows and he is jealous. My wife calls me the beast master. He could be stressed from all of this but I do not think so. He has endured much worse in his life.
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