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Hi, my 2 year old beagle came back from wandering in the woods and has a small red spot on her upper lip. Being that she's a beagle and has her nose to the ground tracking deer, I'm almost positive she slightly scraped it on something, it's not bleeding and doesn't seem to bother her and it is just below her nose.
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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
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Hi there! My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question. Just like an in person consult, I have a couple questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible.....

Do you know how long it's been there?

Any swelling to the area?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
just since this afternoon when she got out. We live out in the woods and there's a trail we walk on that she goes to right across the road from our house and that's where she came running back from. She likes to chase the many deer in the area because she likes to run.
There's no swelling. It basically just looks like she skinned it like a skinned knee.
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago

Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

At this point, there's nothing to do. I'd just monitor it for signs of infection.

You're going to want to watch for things like redness, swelling, heat to the area or any discharge. If she stops eating or becomes lethargic, those are also signs of an impending infection.

Luckily she's a beagle and they're tough little dogs, so I really don't expect you to see any issues here at all.

I hope this helps.

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago

What kind of food/water bowls does she use?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Stainless steel, same food and water dishes since I got her nearly 2 years ago without incident.
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago

Great....sometimes when a dog uses bowls that are more porous, such as plastic, they can get a dermatitis from the bacteria in the bowls, but that doesn't really happen with steel bowls, so we've ruled that out.

Since I don't know for sure if we're dealing with an injury, and because the rash is spreading (which doesn't really happen with injuries) I think our best bet now is to have your regular vet take a peek. My guess is that it's a little skin infection, so the vet may want to get her on some antibiotics before it spreads even further.

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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 2 years ago
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