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He’s Vomiting and has weird scabs around nose. 2 year old…

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Second opinion] He’s Vomiting...

Second opinion] He’s Vomiting and has weird scabs around nose

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

2 year old Australian Shepherd

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yeah

Veterinarian's Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the Australian Shepherd eat anything unusual?

He got out and was lost for awhile and we were able to find him a week ago seemed normal except for the scabs around nose but now he’s vomiting so I’m sure he ate something unusual

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Australian Shepherd's name?

Bruno

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I reviewed your initial post. The approach to vomiting posted by your initial vet was reasonable. The nose lesions, however, aren't indicative of a solar dermatitis or immune-mediated disorders but could be traumatic in nature or, most likely, represent a mild nasal pyoderma (bacterial skin infection) which may occur secondary to trauma or insect (e.g., mosquitoes, biting flies) bites. Treatment is by gentle, topical warm water soaks with a chlorhexidine-containing shampoo that you can find over the counter (or Hibiclens in your local drug store) daily for 7-10 days. Serious cases of nasal pyoderma necessitate the use of a systemic antibiotic but I don't see the urgency of such therapy at this time. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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