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Cholly November 12th, 2006 03:20 PM

cocker rot cure ???

My groomer just told me my dog has cocker rot and I can't wait to see the vet on Monday- they are closed on Sunday in my area. Does anyone have any information on Cocker rot or the cure?

Many thanks,

Frenchy November 12th, 2006 03:54 PM

I really don't understand , what are the symptoms and is this a joke ?

rainbow November 12th, 2006 03:59 PM

I agree.....please elaborate. :rolleyes:

mummummum November 12th, 2006 04:04 PM

Maybe they've gone for a [B][SIZE="5"]s[/SIZE][/B]:troll:

meb999 November 12th, 2006 04:04 PM

never heard of it...are you sure you weren't at the urologist? :D

dogcatharmony November 12th, 2006 04:07 PM

i groom animals..........and i have never heard of this???? think its a joke

rainbow November 12th, 2006 04:10 PM

A sick joke. :rolleyes: Some people got way too much time on their hands. :troll:

OntarioGreys November 12th, 2006 06:33 PM

Many cocker have skin problems and that might be their nick name for it, but if you have a cocker that does have ongoing problems with their skin then a vet visit and asking for a thyroid test to be done should be considered as many are hypothyroid

Cholly November 12th, 2006 08:43 PM

Hello... this is not a joke... I did think it was an odd name ... but I was told that bacteria builds up on plastic feeding bowls and causes this condition - the groomer actually called it cock rot which I have been googling all day and found nothing on it... I did think it was a rather crude term.... but I am just waiting to see the vet and wanted to get some info asap.
My dog has small bumps on her nose just where the nose meets the hair.. it is very weird looking. Maybe this description helps better for someone to let me know what it could be.

Thanks for your attention to my question, I respect this site and it is not a joke!


mummummum November 12th, 2006 08:50 PM

Apologies Deirdre ~ we sometimes get trolls here who either like to stir up the pot or are intentionally crude. OG mentioned that Cockers are prone to skin infections. I know that some dawgies are prone to acne on their muzzles. Are these bumps zit-like or scabby ?

Cholly November 12th, 2006 09:04 PM

The bumps are not Scabby... but look like the skin cells are raised individually - really odd.

Thanks again :-)

rainbow November 12th, 2006 09:38 PM

I also apologize. Like mummummum said we get people here that like to "stir the pot" so to speak. I also googled the term you used and found nothing so presumed you were joking.

I have heard of something referred to as "plastic dish nasal dermatitis". I'm not sure if it causes sores but it does cause loss of pigmentation and the nasal skin becomes irritated and inflamed. The condition can be corrected by switching to a glass or stainless steel dish.

If you have already switched to stainless steel or glass and have seen no improvement then I would take your dog to the vet. Good luck and please post with an update. :fingerscr

Boubou November 12th, 2006 10:26 PM

It's often seen in Collies. My collie mix had this and there were no solutions, other than keeping it clean to avoid infections. I got good results with Bag Balm, it kept it moist and I was able to clean the icky stuff that accumulated on it...........good luck and let us know what your vet says!

Cholly November 13th, 2006 07:36 AM

Thanks all,

Bou Bou, what is bag balm and where is one likely to find it ? Do you apply it on the nose? would that not clog the pores ?

I appreciate all your advice.


pamha November 13th, 2006 07:49 AM

Bag Balm is a thick ointment originally used to sooth cracked udders (I believe). It used to be available mostly at farm supply stores, but I`ve seen it at CVS pharmacy so you should be able to get it many places that sell a variety of lotions. I would still wait to check with your vet to make sure it would be a good thing to use.

jawert1 November 13th, 2006 08:25 AM

You may also want to take a look at what you're feeding your pups, a lot of times skin conditions are directly related to the quality of food being given. Many vet brands (like Science Diet) and grocery store stock (like Purina and Pedigree) have less than ideal ingredients in them (things you can't readily identify), and cause awful reactions in dogs, leading to conditions like you're describing. The dog food forum here has some excellent suggestions on food choices (I personally feed my 2 Solid Gold Wolf King), though others can make recommendations based on your breeds needs. I would also recommend taking your dogs to the vets for allergy testing, that can def. be a skin condition cause. Good luck, and please keep us posted on how they fare :pawprint:

OntarioGreys November 13th, 2006 08:25 AM

Here is a list of common health problems in cockers



One of the problems the first article mentios under "Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia" is Lupus which can affect specialize like the nose
I have one dog (a greyhound that has) and years ago had a cocker that also had

Here is info on


burkabby August 9th, 2013 02:44 PM

My cocker spaniel has cocker rot on her tummy and underneath her arms. My groomer said that it's a nasty fungal infection that will never go away and has no cure. They also said that it will make her smell. They also said it was hyreditary.

MaxaLisa August 10th, 2013 12:09 AM

I would suggest a visit to your vet, and if it's bad enough, a doggie dermatologist. I would rather make decisions based on lab results and research.

What are you feeding?

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