Skin Lesion Developed After Boarding
Sparkles skin lesion
Our dog Sparkle did not have this skin lesion on her face when we dropped her off to be boarded (see photo).
Sparkle, who is female about 3 1/2 years old, black lab mix, has been spayed and is usually very healthy. She was dropped off Jan 2nd to be boarded for 5 days. We picked her up today Jan 6, 2013.
I was really upset that the boarding facility did not alert us that anything was wrong and there was no documentation about the lesion (when it appeared, how big it was, etc.). I have no idea what it is.
Should we take her in to a vet to get evaluated or is this a minor problem that can be fixed at home?
She is licking her face at the lesion site quite a bit. When I cleaned it to get a good look at it there was some blood on the paper towel. It looks more like disease than injury to me.
I put some tea tree oil on it, but of course she licked it right away. That's all I've done.
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