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Fungal Infection - Bully stick??
Ok, I am finally following up (in the right thread) on Rico's lip lesions. They are crusty, raised patches on his lip. The hair has fallen out of the center of these areas.
Our vet says he believes this is caused by a fungal infection, brought on by the rubbing from chewing bully sticks. The vet HATES bully sticks for many reasons....this being yet another. Rather than immediately doing a biopsy and confirming fungal infection, cancer (he doubts), etc....we have started him on a treatment of an antibiotic, Simplicef and an anti fungal, Ketoconazole.
We return for a follow up in 2 weeks to see what progress Rico's made and reassess doing a biopsy. Vet says it will look worse before it looks better and that it could be 4 to 8 weeks until it is gone.......NO MORE BULLY STICKS OR FLOSSIES!! OMG, Rico will be so upset when he figures this out!
Any experience with this type of thing? Advise?
Rory aka Rico & Lucy's mom
Last edited by iluvhavs; 11-18-2010 at 01:07 PM.