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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Lady's elbow

I was petting lady when she was laying next to me on my bed. And I noticed she had a patch of fur the size a nickle missing on her elbow. Is this something to be worried about? Should I take pictures to show?? Is there something that I can do so the fur growes back?

She is 10 so she is getting older, and my mom said not to worry that its most likly just because she is getting older. My poor baby.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 07:07 PM
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I hope Lady is ok Ariel? All I suggest is keep an eye on it, if it gets worse take her to the vets!

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Well is it bald? Or is it just a callus?? Sometimes dogs, older ones more typically, will get a callus on their elbows. Sometimes one elbow, if the dog is prone to laying on that particular elbow when it goes down...

If it looks like a callus, I wouldn't be too worried about it as I'm pretty sure there's not much you can do about it but maybe put some balm or cream on it so its not very rough to the touch... But I don't think the fur will ever grow back...

If its something like a hotspot, where the skin is irritated and itchy you can get some Bag Balm and rub that into it. When my old dog Bean got hotspots, Bag Balm always made it more bearable for her until it went away.

Hope its not anything to be concerned over, but if you wanna post pictures, I'll be able to tell you if its a callus or not.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 07:16 PM
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I don't have any info for you, but just wanted to ket you know that I hope everything iss allright. Could she have just scratched it somehow?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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i honestlu dont know what it is. I'll take a picture of it but my cameras battery is exhausted. I think about it she does typically lay down on that side so that just might be it. it was poking at it and she didnt seem irritated by it at all. so i just couldnt tell ya.


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