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No, not for something that hasn't already been diagnosed by a veterinarian. It's to protect you and your pup - because we aren't trained professionals who can physically examine your dog, order tests, know what specific questions will rule out/narrow down the possibilities, etc. it'd be very easy for a well-meaning poster to tell you something that could hurt your dog or delay necessary medical treatment. Someone might come here with a lame dog and be told "oh, it's fine, my dog had that happen and it was a pulled muscle" only to find out months later it's actually bone cancer that's had time to spread, or a more severe injury that should've had immediate surgical intervention and now will cause long-term problems. Skin issues are, for the record, incredibly difficult to diagnose by a photo alone, even for veterinary dermatologists.

Once diagnosed, people can post here for help managing conditions, sharing experiences with treatment and recovery, etc (so long as, again, no specific medical advice is given that should be left to a veterinary professional like "you can manage pain with XYZ drug store medicine meant for humans"). But letting people guess at diagnoses is a risk we're not willing to allow here.
 
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