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Beth, ive noticed some pink skin near my puppy mouth and i…

Hi Dr Beth, ive...

Hi Dr Beth, ive noticed some pink skin near my puppy mouth and i have no idea if its just her normal skin or is it some kind of allergy reaction

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your puppy?

She is doing fine, im just worried there might be some allergy reaction

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your puppy seem to hurt?

Shes not hurt actually

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your puppy?

She might have caught a kennel cough, however shes recovering, though there is still some gagging

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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Can you upload a photo(s) of this skin to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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The skin is erythematous (reddened) which may indicate allergy or infection (bacterial, parasitic). "Red mange" (demodicosis) is a common cause of the reddening and is confirmed by skin scrapings. How old is your puppy? Are there similar areas or areas of patchy hair loss elsewhere?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Shes about 3 months old. Nope the rest of her body are fine, no hair loss. Just the mouth area.

Thank you. I thought I saw a patch of hair thinning above her three big black whiskers in the photo. What do you think?

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Thank you. Please have her vet skin scrape the affected area at her next scheduled vet visit. There's no urgency and most cases of juvenile demodicosis go into remission unaided within a few months. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Alright. Thank you. Thats about it. Have a great day.

You're quite welcome. Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return. I'll be offline 01/22-01/30.

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