Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
dog has sores around his mouth?
Hi all. Ive got a 2 1/2 year old presa canario/pitbull cross and as of recent he has been developing sores around his mouth that occasionally bleed...... They are very dry looking. Also it broke out a bit on his side and he is constantly licking that spot or scratching his side up against the couch. We switched his dog food a couple months back and a friend of ours thought maybe it was a food alergie. We switched him to a good brand (IAMS proactive health.)
Ive posted a few pictures for anyone to look at. Please tell me what you think it could be and how to possibly treat it...
Cancel
8 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1832268 tn?1326819610
I wonder if it could be his bowls....?  If he has plastic bowls, you could try switching to a stainless steel, glass, or good quality ceramic bowls.
Comment
Cancel
1832268 tn?1326819610
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
462827 tn?1333172552
Hello John & welcome......You need to see your Vet for a skin scraping...I'm afraid this is Mange! If left untreated, it can cover the entire body....

A skin scrape/culture will determine if this is either kind of mange, bacterial infection or ringworm.....Yes, it could be an allergy, but you you don't want to mess with any of the first mentioned.....It's much easier to treat these conditions before they spread......

Mange is commonly found on the muzzle...Now, you say there's a spot on his side.....You DO NOT want to guess with this or try to treat it yourself......

Get him to a Vet ASAP before it gets worse.....Please, come back & let us know what you find out.....Good luck, Karla
Comment
Cancel
462827 tn?1333172552
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1832268 tn?1326819610
I initially thought that your dog had issues on the SIDE of his mouth.
But as Karla has pointed out, and after re-reading your post, I understand that it is the SIDE of his body as well as around his mouth.
With that claification, I certainly do agree with Karla, and you should get your dog in to see your vet.
If this is spreading to other parts of his body, it would be in your best interest, as well as your dogs, to get this professionally diagnosed as soon as possible.
Connie
P.S.....That is a great photo you took.
Comment
Cancel
1832268 tn?1326819610
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hopefully your dog has recovered. Switching to stainless steel bowls is always a good idea anyways, but I agree that going to a vet a.s.a.p. in a must. You mentioned switching to a good brand i.e. IAMS proactive health.
Sorry, IAMS may be expensive, but it is most certainly not a good brand and often a source of many health problems in the long run.

Easy enough to find more info on healthy brands on the internet.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
He has black spots in his mouth and his gummy are white
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
My Yorkshire terrier has black spots in his mouth and white patches round his mouth I noticed it about a week or so ago
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
My Yorkshire terrier has black spots in his mouth and white patches round his mouth I noticed it about a week or so ago
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi my name is. Amber vildosola my pit bull pup is 7 mos of age I rescued him from pity paws animal rescue when he was 4 weeks in age he has recently developed these nasty sores around his mouth  but mostly under his chin he got a battery and chewed it almost completely to the butt as I said this started happening 2months ago I figured it was from the battery acid but they haven't gone away since I'm terrified it is deadly whatever it is its starting to get worse it bleeds and secretes clear fluid does anyone know what this can be I would be so grateful thank you
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
462827 tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
1916673 tn?1420236870
Blank
tonyb286
Blackpool, United Kingdom
441382 tn?1452814169
Blank
Ghilly
Palacios, TX
10821430 tn?1439584483
Blank
JanisM13
Klamath Falls, OR