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Swollen Blood Welts on my Dobermanns elbow

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larI have a doermann pinscher who gets the swollen welts on her elbows.
She get 2 semi-annual checkups & they have never been a problem
before but this year as soon as it started getting hot for summer they
have been swelling up even worse some times to the point of burtsing
open. The only thing that seems to come out if some blood. SHould I be
concerned that it's something really wrong? If so what?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Usually these are from the dog lying on hard surfaces. But if you are seeing a bloody discharge they may have developed infections rather than just the hard callous.
You should probably have the vet look at her in case she needs antibiotics to clear the problem up.
I found with my big dogs that soft bedding including a suspended bed such as the Coolaroo (try www.froogle.com for info on those dog beds) worked great to help reduce the elbow calluses. You may find that kind of bed helps your dog too once the elbows are treated for the current problem.
Hope this helps you!

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