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My dog has red spots that clearly look like a bulls eye. it Is hard to see from the pictures but it is a red spot and then a clear line around the red spot. He got them about 30 minutes ago and had none and now he has like 10-20. He went on the same walk he does everyday.

He does not have black flies on him and it is not ringworm. He lives inside and is washed every week with high quality shampoo that has never bothered him. He gets walks everyday on sidewalks in a clean neighborhood.

I've considered fleas and an allergic reaction to chlorine because he went swimming yesterday but I'm uncertain since they just popped up. He also had a few cat treats, a human chip, and some happy hips which are dried fruit dog treats. Normally he gets Yorkie Yummies and Innova EVO only and no other human food or treats.

He is eating normal, sleeping normal, drinking normal, and has the same energy. If these don't clear up in a few days or he gets worse in any way I'll take him to the vet but I need to be reassured he doesn't need to go to the emergency vet now.

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Vanessa
 

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10-20 spots in 30 minutes would have me rush him to the vet, could be everything, dogs don't show paint like we do, they can be calmed, but in pain.

Maybe a spider bit him they do looks like eruptions caused by a spider bite, so i'd take him to the vet, either now, or tomorrow first time, but lets just hope that the 40 spot per hour ratio doesn't continue.
 

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Just to note it has been about 45 minutes and no more are showing up. A few have faded but there are probably around 10 that I can see. If they are still there tomorrow I'm taking him to the vet.
 

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I would guess a minor allergic reaction or a fungal infection. With no other symptoms you definitely do not need to rush to the vet.

Try a Benadryl (1mg/lb every 8 hours) and/or a mild anti-fungal medication.
 

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Today there are the same number of spots but they are all lighter and appear to be fading. I can still see the faint ones, but barely. I get off of school at 12 so I'll see if it looks better then.

Also, I do not believe it can be Lyme disease since I brush him and pet him etc and he definitely did not have a tick on him. I found "In order for a deer tick to infect a dog with this bacterium, the tick must remain attached to the dog for 48 hours." There is no way he had a tick on him for that long and I didn't notice.

I've looked up ringworm and the definitions do not fit what he has at all and the pictures look different. Especially since his aren't growing.
 

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if you are concerned, you should just take him to the vet to be sure its not something more serious. i wouldn't wait around and regret it if i find out he has something serious that could have been avoided by a timely vet trip.
 

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I would give him a dose of Benedryl and see if that helps him out and he is no discomfort. if not, I'd bring him to the vet. It doesn't look like ring worm to me. If they are all together, I'd say he's had a slight reaction to something.
 

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Is it only on his belly? If so he could laid on something he had an allergic reaction to.
 

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All of them have disappeared except 2-3 really faint ones. I guess he must have touched something on the walk because he definitely did not have any bugs on him. If it happens again I'll take him to the vet so I can figure out what he is allergic to.
 

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I agree that it was probably an allergic reaction. Even if you do take him to the vet next time, they probably won't be able to pinpoint exactly what it is. Luna had an allergic reaction to something and we took her to the e-vet (she had face swelling, droopy ears (normally erect ears) and severe itching). The vet gave her a shot of steriods and benadryl. The next day we did a follow up with the regular vet and were told that if it happens again, we can just give OTC benadryl and then bring her in if it doesn't improve.

Also, I do not believe it can be Lyme disease since I brush him and pet him etc and he definitely did not have a tick on him. I found "In order for a deer tick to infect a dog with this bacterium, the tick must remain attached to the dog for 48 hours." There is no way he had a tick on him for that long and I didn't notice.
Just a note on Lyme disease. Deer ticks are TINY. I'm talking pin head size tiny. It is VERY possible to miss one, even if you're looking for it.

With that said, Lyme disease usually manifests with a single target mark, not several.
 

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DEFINATELY looks like ring worm.

My friend (Caitlin) had a cat named Poop Kitty... Poop Kitty had kittens, but she left them alone. All of the kittens were sick and dying, so Caitlin's dad was gonna put them out of their misery.

My other friend (kate), being the radical animal lover :rolleyes: cussed out Caitlin's whole family, took Poop Kitty and her kittens home, deciding that she would nurse them back to health.

... the reason that Poop Kitty left them alone was because they were infested with ring worm. All of the kittens, and their mommy, had to be put-to-sleep because of it. BUT, Kate got ringworm, and gave it to a bunch of other people, so there was a ringworm epedimic at our school.

Take the dog to the vet, just to make sure, because ring worm (which isn't really a worm at all) is very contagious.
 

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I've looked up ringworm and the definitions do not fit what he has at all and the pictures look different. Especially since his aren't growing.
I'm definitely not a vet, and suggest you see one, but we catch ring worm in our salon all the time. It fades and reoccurs in different spots, it's circular and bulls eye looking (just like the photos you've shown) and doesn't necessarily grow bigger. There are four different main types of ring worms that affect dogs.
 

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... the reason that Poop Kitty left them alone was because they were infested with ring worm. All of the kittens, and their mommy, had to be put-to-sleep because of it.
Dang, I'd never KILL an animal because of stoopid ringworm. It's not really a big deal. Annoying, yes, but not fatal. That's really sad that a vet would do that.

I would say that his spots were probably due to a brief allergic reaction. Keep an eye out, and if they don't come back you're pretty safe. I don't think the spots look like ringworm or a tick bite.
 

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Dang, I'd never KILL an animal because of stoopid ringworm. It's not really a big deal. Annoying, yes, but not fatal. That's really sad that a vet would do that.

I would say that his spots were probably due to a brief allergic reaction. Keep an eye out, and if they don't come back you're pretty safe. I don't think the spots look like ringworm or a tick bite.

They had it BAD: plus they were all new born kittens.
 
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