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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Brindle Boxer Skin Problem - Face

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I have a brindle boxer male, Hoochie, and his skin underneath his eyes are pussy and swollen. He is 6 years old and wondering if there is something I need to do. My female boxers skin under the eyes look nothing like this
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:55 AM
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I have a brindle boxer male, Hoochie, and his skin underneath his eyes are pussy and swollen. He is 6 years old and wondering if there is something I need to do.
You are wondering if there is something you need to do? You need to get the dog to a vet. Pussy and swollen means infection.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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Pus is always a sign of infection, woolfie, and eyes are too precious to risk. So your first step is to have your dog seen by a vet and get some antibiotics.

Please keep us updated on what the vet says and for a quick recovery for Hoochie!

Oh, and welcome to the board! Got any pics of your boxers you'd like to share? We love pictures!
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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I should not have said puss, oh what was I thinking.......no puss just swollen
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:00 AM
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It's still something that should be looked at by a vet. Even if it turns out to just be allergies, at least you will have caught it early.

Does he seem itchier than normal at all?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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It does sound like allergies. Glad pus is not an issue! Does he rub his face a lot? Has his food or the detergent you use on his bedding changed? If he isn't having issues on any other part of his body, it sounds like a reaction to moist wrinkles on his face, or a change in the chemistry of his own tears. Does need a vet--hope you have access to a good one.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 01:44 PM
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I am trying to think if there is anything different that I have given Hooch, none that I can think of. Does anyone know what you can put on his skin around the eyes until I can get into the vet? Feel like I should put some lotion of some sort on it.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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I wouldn't put anything on it, since you don't know what it is yet. Could make it worse. Are his eyes OK, not red or anything?
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