red rings - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!
   

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > Poodle Forums > Poodle Health

Poodle Health Discuss Poodle health and important health testing for common poodle diseases.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Points: 2,877, Level: 34 Points: 2,877, Level: 34 Points: 2,877, Level: 34
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 43
Thanks: 28
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default red rings

My 9 month old poodle Cooper was groomed about 5 days ago. He was shaved down quite a bit due to matts. Yesterday I noticed a red dot on his belly. Today he has about 4 red rings on his belly. What could it be? Ringworm? Allergic reation? bites? I'm going to call the vet tomorrow, but it is closed today. Should I be concerned?
Thanks,
Kelly
Kellykath is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 60,231, Level: 100 Points: 60,231, Level: 100 Points: 60,231, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1% Activity: 99.1% Activity: 99.1%
Last Achievements
 
Chagall's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Names of dogs: Chagall
Poodle Type: Silver male miniature poodle
Posts: 6,650
Thanks: 10,461
Thanked 9,939 Times in 4,038 Posts
Default

It's good you'll be calling the vet. It could be a bacterial skin infection, or a fungal infection like Ringworm, as you suggested. But it could also be a host of other things.

Your vet will probably give Cooper a good physical examination and perhaps do a skin scraping to look at under the microscope. It could be an easy fix with a topical ointment, or maybe antibiotics or antibacterial shampoo. Whatever the cause, I hope the irritation goes away quickly and isn't too unpleasant for Cooper. You didn't mention whether he's fussing with the rash or not, but if he is try to discourage that.

And I guess Cooper may need to be brushed and combed more regularly, you said he was very matted? He may be going through the dreaded coat change right now and you really do have to stay on top of that. I'm sure you're doing all you can to see that he's comfortable. Good luck and please let us know what the vet says.
__________________

Just be nice.
Cabryn Chagall, CGC
Chagall's mom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Chagall's mom For This Useful Post:
liljaker (11-12-2012), outwest (11-11-2012)
Old 11-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 4,627, Level: 46 Points: 4,627, Level: 46 Points: 4,627, Level: 46
Activity: 2.9% Activity: 2.9% Activity: 2.9%
Last Achievements
 
MaryEdwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Names of dogs: Bentley
Poodle Type: Standard Parti Poodle
Location: Michigan
Posts: 361
Thanks: 329
Thanked 368 Times in 212 Posts
Default coat change?

Poor Cooper! Hope things get better soon. I was curious about the coat change though.
MaryEdwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
red standard Poodle*love Poodle Breeder Directory 10 01-23-2013 10:59 AM
Chris Christensen Red on Red Shampoo Ryker's_Mom General Buy/Sell 1 03-28-2012 12:34 PM
Red poodle fading and turning red again? Mr.Blaze Poodle Talk 12 09-27-2011 10:03 AM
"ear rings" for poodle ears WonderPup Poodle Grooming 9 02-15-2011 10:02 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:26 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
All (C) PoodleForum.com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com