Looks like a bacterial infection.
Yes, I agree with Boogieman. That looks like a big infection and you don't want it to get worse.I bet the vet might be able to help (hint)
oh ok.. :-( damn.. alright vet trip tomorrow thanks guys...Looks like a bacterial infection.
Let us know how you make outok, i'll make an appt for him tomorrow... thanks for the advice guys.. this sucks. LOL
I definitely will, give an update tomorrowLet us know how you make out
:clap::clap::clap::clap:It could be a contact allergy or a staff infection. It would not hurt to treat t as a contact allergy till you get to the vet and see if that helps. Here is how you treat a contact allergy. http://www.gopitbull.com/health-nutrition/36474-tempests-allergy-diary.html
You can treat a staff infection at home and save a trip to the vet, it does not look that bad to wait a few days to see if you can treat it yourself. You can get some Cephalexin without a prescription and treat the infection at home. I do not think it is something I would run to the vet for but I do not get excited for skin issues or minor things, most can be treated at home.
LOL!!! Thanks lisa * slips you 40 bucks under the table*Sulfodene is basically the same as nustock I believe, they are both sulfur based. That is is fine but IMO less is more I would let it air out, it is such a large area ointments will make a mess unless you really need them.
ANIMAX is anti fungal and again I do not think you need it at this point just more money for something you might not need.
I would bathe the dog with dawn dish soap in case of a contact allergy and give benadryl twice a day with the right dosage (see the thread I posted). Then I would do Cephalexin for 10 days for the secondary skin infection that is kind of developing. If you want you can use a triple antibiotic ointment it the area is dry and chapped but nothing fancy. If it does not look better after a few days of the meds then you have to start eliminating other possibilities.
All the vet is going to do is charge you for looking at it and prescribe some ointment that may or may not work. If you want you can send me 40 bucks and call it even