OK so, I am stumped with this. I have a vet visit with the good ole' expensive vet on Wed morning. See if you can diagnose Cairo.
OK, so this is weird. Cairo has what appears to be a paw print on his spine from rough play at the park or claw marks from Savanah (the rescue we were watching). I take a closer look and there are 4 small hairless spots, each in a circular shape. Just dry skin there that I treat with Neosporin and it goes away.
Small like a hive, with zero itchy scratch or any notice of it. No pattern, just one or two on different parts of the back. Just looks like dry skin and in a circle. The size of an eraser.
Didnt see any head, doesnt react like an ant bite. No hard tight skin or swelling. No point for a stinger, or any place that you could determine that there was a pussy head.
So I was assuming it was just that time of year for flakey skin. I thought I was imagining the circular shape. No itchiness, no red skin, just flakey and loss of hair in the spot that the dry skin has been.
Today I come home for lunch. Cairo has one large welp on his side. I can see his hair sticking out differently at one place. I take a look under the skin and see a pussy head. The puss was liquidy, not hard and a watery yellow.
This is not an absess or infected hair that has to be worked out. This feels like a rock under the skin. When the puss is off and cleaned off, the skin is read with vessles at the surface. I put Neosporin on it and it will go away. If I do nothing it would just turn into that flaky skin I have been seeing.
My guess is I have been seeing it after the puss has been relieved. It kinda reminds me of having the chicking pox without the itching. He has about 3 in different places on his back.
This one I found today is about the size of a dime. Once I saw the puss, I made the appt. Anyone have experience with something similar?
Cairo is 9 months on the 15th.
He is fixed.
He has had all of his shots.
He has eaten the same food with no change (Natural balance duck n potato)
He hasnt had any treats for the past month.
He eats out of the same bowl everyday that gets washed.
His bedding is the same, and is washed weekly with the same detergent.
He sleeps with Caesar every night, Caesar has zero symptoms.
Washed weekly after the dog park with a non soap shampoo.
He has had this for 3-4 weeks.
He got this after Savanah was rescued and living with us, but she has no symptoms herself and her hair is all grown in.
He had Advantix a month ago.
He doesnt itch and I have seen zero fleas.
He is indoor all day and outside for regular exercise and potty time.
Welps only appear on his back and are not in just one area.