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WHAT is happening!?? (pics)

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About 2 days ago I noticed an "owie" on Tillie's neck (kind of by her "voice box" area)... i thought maybe one of the cats got her in thier "play" I've been putting neosporin on it and though it isn't healed it looks much better so far. Then yesterday i found 2 more owies on the side of her neck, about 2 inches below her ear, they are about as far apart as her nails. So, I thought, maybe it's a flea bite and she scratched and scratched herself... also been cleaning the area and putting neosporin on it. THEN just now I discovered yet another area, it was all crusted over with a yellowish scabby thing, and is right in the front of her chest area. I trimed around it and the scab came off and the area under looks red, raised and scaly. What could be going on!?? I am finding a new "owie" every day!? I am a basket case, worried about her, her hair is all greasy looking from the neosporin AND I just trimmed around them so they can breath... so she is NOT looking her fuzzy best right now! LOL
Here are a couple of pics, I will TRY to put them in order.
She had her frontline plus about 3 weeks ago, a bath a week ago and spends very little time outside. She hasn't eaten anything out of the ordinary and we haven't treated our lawn, or let her on others lawns. She hasn't been itching extra either...???
A trip to the vet is in our NEAR future, but wanted to run it by you guys while we wait for our appt... anyone have any idea what could be going on with my baby!???
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don't know. it sorta looks like bug bites. Seen any ticks? fleas? spiders?

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haven't seen any. I am thinking to treat her for fleas, but am hesitant because what IF the flea meds irritate her owies?? sigh ...

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I wouldn't put more flea meds on since the Frontline Plus is supposed to last for a month and you don't want to over-medicate. I'm sure it is something simple but you won't feel good about it until the vet sees it!

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I don't know what it is but I really feel for you. It's so hard when anything happens to our little ones. I'm hoping it's something really simple to cure. I wouldn't treat her with anything till the vet sees it. You don't want to risk making it worse.

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thanks for the thoughts! ya, that's what I was thinking about the Frontline (to not use it again, yet) We DID however treat the cats last night, since Tillie gets the flea from THEM.
I am beyond frustrated. The vet's office just called and apparently the vet had an emergency and cancled his appts for the rest of the day ... sigh. I will have to try to be squeezed in sometime tomorrow at the earliest. i just hope I don't discover MORE of these weird owies.

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I think it looks suspiciously like flea bite dermititis. I would go to the vet and let them put you on a schedule. If the vet says its okey in the summer months in some areas you may need to use the frontline (or other topical) 2xa month. You do need to see your vet. My Lhasa is flea sensitive and it often looks like this, we use Benadryle if it gets this bad, and for my Lhasa it can go to swelling all over!!!!! Do ask your vet. When I first moved to NC I use to shave the undercarrriage of the dogs, after seeing a Allergist who ask if I could manage it. My dogs have been in full coat since. Seems Fleas and Ticks will ride around awhile before biting. So if I comb them out each night they seldom get bit anymore. This is not for everyone. My Vet also said few can deal with full coat. Hope you get to the bottom of this.

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thanks for the advice! I am kinda thinking it might be flea bites too, just cause I have NO idea what else it could be. I am hoping to get an appt tomorrow... I am a nervous wreck though, even broke down and bought her her 1st Bully Stick! LOL I SOOOO wish I didn't know what it REALLY is though. she is going to TOWN on it and is wearing it down and eating it ()... I kinda thought it would LAST longer seeing as how BIG it is! LOL

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SHOOT, Tillie just scratched off the scab on the new biggest one on her chest!! poor thing.. she was actually on me when she did it, so I was able to stop her right away, but it was bleeding... I cleaned it up and got some neosporin on it, she is sleeping for the night now. sigh...

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SHOOT, Tillie just scratched off the scab on the new biggest one on her chest!! poor thing.. she was actually on me when she did it, so I was able to stop her right away, but it was bleeding... I cleaned it up and got some neosporin on it, she is sleeping for the night now. sigh...
Maybe if she continues to itch so much before your Dr visit you could put that thing you got for when she was spayed. Is it called a cone? Do you have benadryl at your house? Poor Tillie and Mon

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