How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask nekovet Your Own Question

nekovet
nekovet, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 19640
Experience:  Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
60269376
Type Your Dog Question Here...
nekovet is online now

There. My 2 year old lab X GSD has what seems to be a sore

Resolved Question:

Hi there. My 2 year old lab X GSD has what seems to be a sore lip. I have two pictures: one from a few weeks ago when the lip was predominantly black and one from today where it is much more droopy and inflamed. Could I somehow send these to you from my phone so you can advise? Many thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  nekovet replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has it been present? A few weeks or longer?
Any history of trauma to the lip? Any diet change before this?
What type of bowl are you feeding Bandha with (ie plastic)?
In regards ***** ***** those would be very helpful to let me see what you are seeing. To post them,
you can either use the paper clip on the tool bar above the text box you are replying with. Or if you cannot see that on your phone, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web address here for me to have a peek.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Thank you. There is no paper clip so hopefully this link is the current situation https:[email protected]/23477197102/ and this one is the normal https:[email protected]/23585717035/ I am not very techie so I hope it works. He eats and drinks from stainless steel. Until recently he was fed on Barkingn Heads but always has loose stools so a few weeks ago we changed to Pure Pet which is dehydrated raw food which is soaked in warm water for 15 minutes before feeding. He may have cut the lip But I can't see anything. Please let me know what you think. Thank you so much!!
Expert:  nekovet replied 1 year ago.
Hi again Julia,

Success! You did well even if you don't feel tech savvy.
Based on the photos, the area does look significantly inflamed and I do suspect there was an initial trauma to the area but that we likely have a bit of lingering bacterial infection (deep pyoderma) here. This is quite common to see since the mouth is full of bacteria (not to mention how they love to put their faces into all sores) and usually we will treat these with oral/systemic antibiotics +/- dog safe anti-inflammatories (ie Metacam, Rimadyl, Onsior, etc) to settle.
You could try salt water (1tbsp salt to a pint warm water) bathing or even using dilute chlorohexidine to cleanse this a few times daily. Still, with its location (close to lots of bacteria and not a good spot for topical treatment), we do usually need those aforementioned treatments from their vet.
Overall, this looks like a bacterial infection with inflammation. Therefore, we'd want to treat as I noted above but can try topical cleansing if it is mild in appearance there and he isn't bothered by it. But if it doesn't settle, then we'd want Bandha's vet to dispense oral treatment to clear this.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is how I am credited for assisting you today. Thank you! : )

nekovet, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 19640
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
nekovet and other Dog Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    300
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/TO/tomasicvet/2011-3-15_20483_RTI.64x64.jpg Rebecca's Avatar

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    300
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/MS/msb13sm/2011-3-7_52612_Dr.B.64x64.JPG Dr. Matt's Avatar

    Dr. Matt

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2355
    DVM - 13 years experience in canine medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/Dr. Gene/2012-6-29_2247_20120223174645649.64x64.jpg Dr. Gene's Avatar

    Dr. Gene

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1049
    DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/Vet help/2012-11-3_20182_Avatar2.64x64.png Vet help's Avatar

    Vet help

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    963
    12 yrs experience as a small animal veterinarian; 21 yrs exp. in the animal care field
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/KR/kritrdr/2014-3-26_152042_Dr.Gray1.64x64.jpg Dr. Dan's Avatar

    Dr. Dan

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2143
    12 years of experience with domestic and exotic dogs, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DJ/djan2000/djan2000_avatar.64x64.jpg Dr. Dave's Avatar

    Dr. Dave

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2053
    21 years small animal general and emergency practice