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My English bulldog has developed a sore under her eye in the…

My English bulldog has...

My English bulldog has developed a sore under her eye in the skin fold. Looks really red and irrated.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the English bulldog's name and age?

Harley and she is 8 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?

Just what to put on it.... do I give it a day or two and then take her to the vet? Not sure if she scratched it, cut herself on something or if its dermatitis.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is Harley bleeding a lot?

No, just looks bright pink where the irritation is.

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10/30/2017
Dr. Peter
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1- Is she scratching or rubbing her face?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She is a really wild dog but I don't think so. She is very active and runs a lot and bangs into things ...I didn't even notice it today. She is crated during the day if we are not home and I noticed it once I got home from picking the kids up from school. Red , sore and very irritated looking. I was trying to get a good look at it but she bites me when I try. It's definitely in her fold under her right eye.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

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Friend, what you are describing is consistent with dermatitis which is common with the skin folds in bulldogs. This is what you can try:

1- Do not let her scratch the fold if she does pick up an E collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from scratching.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.

3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.

4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 1-2 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you. The soap can be purchased at a CVS or Rite Aid?

Yes, CVS has Hibiclens.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok thank you!

You're welcome. :)

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