English Cocker Spaniel Questions

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English Cocker Spaniel Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 11/2/2005
My dog seems to suffer from some form of lip inection, the lip is completely black in the corner and smells terrible. It seems to hurt when I touch it. I have been disinfecting it with mouth betadine for a few days, but this doesn't get any better. Should I see the vet about this or can I solve this problem myself?

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1/13/06 You should definitly see a vet if the infection is this bad. Your dog is probably in a lot of pain. This is called a lip fold infection and is easily treatable with a topical medication prescribed by your veterinarian. You can prevent infection (after this one is treated and clears up) by carefully keeping the location clean and dry. Kelly
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