Lips 6


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Does any one know what this is my german shepherd went to kennel over night and next day had this ?
May. 27, 2014  By: Virginia
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8. Apply to both sides of the lip and hold gently until the scabs soften up -Then apply moisturizer, rubbing in gently and the scabs will just lift right off if they're ready (obviously don't force or peel them or you'll be re-creating the problem)
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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7. If the area is scabbed over and the scabs are somewhat loosened, thoroughly soak something clean, soft and absorbent (paper towels, a soft cloth,cotton pads that are NON-fibrous, etc.) in warm water.
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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6. If the area is just cracked and or bleeding lightly then moisturize the area by gently massaging both sides of each lip with anything you prefer (Vitamin E oil, olive oil, coconut oil, Vaseline, Polysporin, etc.). Keep in mind the dog will ingest some of what you're using.
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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5. It would've most likely cleared up on its own-without all the heavy-duty medications. If you really want to do something about it (and sometimes I can't help myself), here's what I recommend:
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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4.Eventually the skin around the side of their lips may loosen a bit and sag due to wear and tear.? In most of the cases I've read about here and elsewhere, people try various things but I think the common factor is it just takes TIME.
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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3-Unless there is an infection with pus, swelling, heat, etc. - from my experience (17 years with high prey drive German Shepherds) there really is nothing to worry about. I really think it bothers us more than it bothers them.
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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2with something. Basically it's like a case of chapped lips that get cracked, bleed and then scab over. Eventually these gnarly looking scabs fall off (their lip scabs don't look the same as ours because their pigment may be black, it's a different kind of skin and it continually gets moistened).
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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German Shepherds-CrackedLIPS: It's totally okay! Many high-drive dogs get this because they play really hard with their toys and don't care AT ALL if it hurts and rubs against their gums/lips and makes them bleed. Check out their lips right after they've been chewing/ tugging/ playing wholeheartedly
Aug. 21, 2013  By: Jazzie
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German Shepherds-CHAPPED LIPS It's totally okay! Many high-drive dogs get this because they play really hard with their toys and don't care AT ALL if it hurts and rubs against their gums/lips and makes them bleed. Check out their lips right after they've been chewing/tugging/playing wholeheartedl
Aug. 21, 2013  By: A Friend
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We have a German Shepherd too and we finally figured it out. STRESS!. He'll get red lips every time we drop him off a dog daycare overnight. Without fail, we'll pick him up the next day and his lips will be bright red just like you've shown in your pictures. After 5 days or so, they go back
Sep. 24, 2012  By: Mike P
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Dec. 1, 2011  By: A Friend
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My eleven year old bearded collie has the same thing as the photos of the shepherd. It has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics and steroids even though we know it is a bacterial infection. We are now culturing the infection to see if it can be identified. Any ideas? Thanks chromadesgn@comcast
Dec. 1, 2011  By: Marilynn
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see my comments on picture Lips 5
Jun. 19, 2009  By: Margie
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I am soo glad this is here- we have been worried sick about our 3 year old black lab mix, she has the exact same problem, except that it is worse (more swollen and red) also, it's starting to happen on the other side. We have an appt with our vet Friday afternoon - I will report back any news
Mar. 11, 2009  By: jessica
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My dog just got this infection and the only thing that i can think of is that he tried to catch a bumble bee.He managed to kill 3 of them so i think that he was stung by the bee.
Apr. 27, 2008  By: Brian
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My 3yr. old has the same problem. 1st thought from a Nylabone cleared up with Doxi, then from a rawhide, Doxi again and now for no reason at all. So much for the chewing diagnosis? My vet feels it's an allergy but to what? It's the middle of winter. Any ideas?
Mar. 23, 2008  By: Tika
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It is lipfold pyoderma that might take months of antibiotics to cure. It is NOT the immune system disorder pemphigus as some vets might claim (clueless ones). My shepherd was misdiagnosed and it was later determined to just be a difficult case of lipfold pyoderma requiring months of antibiotics (Clavamox) to cure.
Mar. 11, 2008  By: healthydog
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"Anyone who has a dog that knows what this is please respond to us." I asked my dog, but she didn't know. Sorry ;)
Jan. 11, 2008  By: gf
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my dog just came down with the same. she's a purebred shepherd, too. who knows? doesn't seem to be slowing her down any. i'm going to keep checking back with these websites to see if anyone finds out anything.
Dec. 27, 2007  By: amanda
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Hi all, my dog recently came down with this issue as well. The only thing that I can think of is that she's chewing sideways on her raw hide bone and it's chafing her lips/jowls. Other than that thought, I'm at a loss. If any one can assist it would be appreciated.
Nov. 28, 2007  By: FN
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Ditto. Overnight my 5 year old cocker spaniel had the same swollen, pinkish lip. Thanx for any input.
Sep. 21, 2007  By: Auntie M
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My dog nearly died due to a wrong diagnosis of these symptom. Anyone who has a dog that knows what this is please respond to us.
Aug. 16, 2007  By: loop
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My dog ( a shepherd mix) has exactly the same thing and the vet thought it might be an infection. After two weeks on antibiotics and no change, has anyone figured out a diagnosis? Please email me at clarkh@sec.gov, thanks.
Aug. 9, 2007  By: Lexiesmom
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