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Hello everyone!
I have a Boston Terrier that is now five months. Since two months ago she started with this infection and we have visited many veterinarians and bought a lot of treatments (from creams, special soaps, etc. And anything has worked.
The veterinarians sad that it is a “normal thing” but obviously it is not.
So if someone has had this experience before, could you please help me telling me your experiences and how did you solve this?
Thanks a lot! 🇬🇹
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It resembles hyperkeratosis but I haven't seen that at this severity. If it is then it does need to be treated because it will lead to lesions that would be susceptible to infection.

Get a second opinion from another veterinarian.
 

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I'd say see if there's a veterinary dermatologist in your area. When regular vets were stumped, I always have had better luck with specialists.
 

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Ask your vet about the possibility of cutaneous vasculitis. Necrosis of the edge of pinna and lesions on the nose and feet are the most common signs
 
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Seconding insisting you get a referral to a veterinary dermatologist. This doesn't look 'normal' to me at all and if the general practice vets can't find a solution the next step is someone with more specialized knowledge and resources.
 

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Were you able to get a second opinion on this? my boston has a very similar fringe to her ears.
Hello :)

Yes! She’s in a treatment now and taking this medicine.

It was something that began since she was born. Don’t wait too long, we wasted a lot of time in treatments that weren’t effective and now we’re hoping that she gets better.


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@ryano320 if your dog is having a similar issue, please see a vet. It is against forum rules to ask for medical advice. Once you have seen a vet, you may discuss the diagnosis, as the OP did here. Just because OP is experiencing an issue that appears similar to yours, that does not mean it is the same, and treating an issue that may not exist and without the direction of a vet can be dangerous, which is why we have this rule in place.
 

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@ryano320 if your dog is having a similar issue, please see a vet. It is against forum rules to ask for medical advice. Once you have seen a vet, you may discuss the diagnosis, as the OP did here. Just because OP is experiencing an issue that appears similar to yours, that does not mean it is the same, and treating an issue that may not exist and without the direction of a vet can be dangerous, which is why we have this rule in place.
Yes, I would also add the fact that each dog is different and maybe the cause of this may not be same for your pet. :(
 

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@ryano320 if your dog is having a similar issue, please see a vet. It is against forum rules to ask for medical advice. Once you have seen a vet, you may discuss the diagnosis, as the OP did here. Just because OP is experiencing an issue that appears similar to yours, that does not mean it is the same, and treating an issue that may not exist and without the direction of a vet can be dangerous, which is why we have this rule in place.
Did they say what the issue was? And do you know what that drug is doing to help?
(I'd prefer to explain you in spanish since it's my native language but I'll try to do my best).
The doctor found that one cell that regulates the fat from her did not developed well, and as a mechanism of defense, her body tries to expuse this fat using her ears. The scrubs from the nose were because of a parasite. The drug is a kind of steroid. She's much much better.

Our mistake: we visited two doctors before and waisted a lof of time, they were not specialists. None of them told us something about this cell, nor the parasite. (Although we made her two exams before). We gaved her Bravecto also, hoping it would help but it didn't worked. Fortunately, we found a specialist... Because the illness was very advanced, we had to take the risk that the treatment may be much much heavier than it would be if we had visited him 2 months before.

Shi still have the problem but it had reduced in about 80% (she's almost recovered).

My advice: don't waste time, if no one is giving you the results go and search for another doctor, who is a spelist on pet skin or maybe in this breed of dog.

Hope it helps... and sorry for the grammar mistakes :p
 
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