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bright red spot under my dogs mouth

June 9th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Can anyone please tell me what they think this might be, and if I should take her to the vet. Looks like a bright red pimple, that is ready to pop.

June 9th, 2009, 01:45 PM
If it was me, I'd just keep an eye on it for a few days and monitor for changes. Does it seem itchy? How long has it been there?

June 9th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Doesn't seem itchy and it showed up this morning.

June 9th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Again, IMO, I wouldn't be scampering off to the vet just yet. Maybe put a little dab of polysporin on it then just wait and see what happens. That wouldn't be setting off any alarm bells for me, and I'm totally paranoid!:D

June 9th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks :thumbs up

June 9th, 2009, 04:59 PM
I'm in the watch and wait camp too. And I really over-react to things I've been told. One of my dogs had something similar on her back. It was gone in a few days.

June 9th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Looks like maybe a moskito (sp?) bite or something...try cleaning her face with some gentle soap and see what it looks like tomorrow. :shrug:

June 9th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Looks a bit like a black fly bite--we have them around here for a few weeks this time of year and they're nasty little buggers. The bites typically leave round bright red circles like that...

I'm with the rest--if it's a black fly bite, it'll be nearly gone tomorrow. If the redness spreads, then you might want to consult with a vet.

:fingerscr that she's back to normal tomorrow!