10 month old boxer puppy has a pusydiswchaege from his eyes , rash type pumps inside his ears and is very lethargic. any ideas.
Pet's Gender: Male
Type of Animal: boxer
Name of Animal: Rex
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.Hello, Well, part of this sounds like some type of hypersensitivity reaction (like an insect bite or sting). The pumps could represent a pyoderma (skin infection) or allergic reaction. The eye discharge is definitely concerning.I am worried about a conjunctivitis, and for a playful boxer puppy, a accidental corneal injury (corneal ulcer).This is well worth a veterinary examination, and sooner than later.A vet will also likely need to do a eye stain test.Eye Stain Test for UlcersI would also suspect some type of anti-inflammatory injection if an allergic reaction is suspected, and maybe even some antibiotics depending on the feeling about the ear bumps. You could try giving an antihistamine, which may help a bit, but can also cause some sedation. Benadryl can be given at a dose of 1mg per pound of body weight. Keep in mind, Benadryl tablets and liquids come in different sizes. So, an approximately 25 pound dog can get a full 25mg tablet or a half of a 50mg tablet. I usually avoid the liquid Benadryl in larger dogs (you would have to give too much of it). You can give Benadryl every 8-12 hours. Hope that info helpsDr. Andy Please reply ANY time more information is needed using the REPLY TO EXPERT button. Please remember to leave feedback by selecting a SMILEY FACE followed by “Submit”This is necessary, so I may receive credit from the website for my response, even if you are a subscribing member. Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "bad" or "poor", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button. I would be happy to continue assisting further, and do everything I can to be of the greatest assistance. REMEMBER: Even after you submit feedback, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. Any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet. After we conclude this question, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile at: Dr. Andy
2003 UC Davis Veterinary Grad
Hi Bob,I'm just following up on our conversation about Rex. How is everything going?Dr. Andy
the problem with Rex was a condition known as "puppy strangle" . our vet prescribed steroids and penicilin for the rash that llooked infected. Rex also has a swelling of the lympth glands. it is a condition that is rare and our vet says she has not seen a casen several years. thank you for your help. Bob and Rex