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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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He had bad opened raw bloody skin sores from scratching and

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He had bad opened raw bloody skin sores from scratching and nawing at his wounds
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: Not a lot, but enough. He won't stop biting at the sores that the skin is so raw almost to the bone
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sparky and he's eleven years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sparky?
Customer: He seems to have a hard time breathing, especially after drinking water, it sounds like a cough, labored breathing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Can you share pictures of the wounds?
2) where are they located?
3) Is he on any medications at this time?