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The vet's office doesn't open for another hour and a half and I'm freaking out. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? It feels rough and bumpy like a scab. Could this be ringworm??? A tick under her skin?




ETA: After seeing how the scab matches up with a ring on her harness, we're thinking it's irritation from rubbing. I'm switching her to a softer, vest style harness today & we'll see the vet next week.


 

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Can't diagnose stuff like this online, but I wanted to know how you made out?

Leann had a inflamed, cracked, bleeding nipple from an easy walk harness. The vet gave us a steroidal spray and I used anti-biotic gel; cleared right up, but both the vet and I were ready to biopsy if it didn't respond to treatment. It wasn't until after the visit, I realized the harness was causing friction there.
 

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Can't diagnose stuff like this online, but I wanted to know how you make out?

Leann had a inflamed, cracked, bleeding nipple from an easy walk harness. The vet gave us a steroidal spray and I used anti-biotic gel; cleared right up, but both the vet and I were ready to biopsy if it didn't respond to treatment. It wasn't until after the visit, I realized the harness was causing friction there.
Thanks so much for responding. That pic isn't the best and I know it's hard to tell anything over the net. We're pretty sure it's irritation from the harness. The scabbing is directly underneath the metal ring on the harness, on her right shoulder. She is still not 100% loose leash and she pulls me a lot on occasion. Since I try to keep her on the right, she's irritated on that side from the harness pulling to the other side. It looks like a harness version of rug burn. I have an appt with the vet for Tuesday and we'll watch it for now. I expect with the new vest style harness I bought today, it will heal and go away. But if not, we'll see the vet next week. :)
 

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I hope the new harness does the trick. What harness did you switch to?

I recently switched to a padded Sporn harness (fits loosely under their legs and underbelly). It has some drawbacks as well, but for our "go-sniff" walks, I want to allow freedom to pull and explore. I feel better knowing there is no chafing, scabs and lumps with the new harness.
 

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I hope the new harness does the trick. What harness did you switch to?

I recently switched to a padded Sporn harness (fits loosely under their legs and underbelly). It has some drawbacks as well, but for our "go-sniff" walks, I want to allow freedom to pull and explore. I feel better knowing there is no chafing, scabs and lumps with the new harness.
It's not a fancy brand or anything but it feels very soft and she seems to like it. It fits her MUCH better than the old harness and is softer overall. Here's a pic of her with her new togs:
 
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