How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28544
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Our aussie mix 4 yr old epileptic dog has strange new

Customer Question

Our aussie mix 4 yr old epileptic dog has strange new developments. ?..crusty scaly nose .then progressed to whole snout, nose swollen and sore.....our vet clueless... was on 14 day treatment of cephelexin a, d 2 week prednisone better....seems worse...having difficulty breathing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you upload a photo(s) of Boone's faceto our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see the icon) or you can use an external app such as Your description is highly suggestive of autoimmune skin disease such as the pemphigus complex. This should respond to prednisone but at an immunosuppressive (very high) dose.

Related Dog Veterinary Questions