pet health


Question by  brenda (18)

What is causing the sores on my dog's face?


Answer by  gardengirl (67)

Sores can be caused by an insect bite, a small nick or scratch that just won't heal, or repeated rubbing of, or lying on the same spot.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Several causes could create sores on your dogs face. The first may be open and infected bites from various insects. Clean area and apply a hydrocortisone creme. The sores may be more serious, such as a skin disease. For diseases you will need oral and topical antibiotics for your dog.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

The most common is some kind of irritant they are coming in contact with. Get your pet checked by a vet if the problem persists for any length of time.


Answer by  NickSharpisaBitch (103)

It could be an infection or just poor hygiene. I would consider going to the vet as it is the only way to know for sure.


Answer by  cammieo (169)

Sometimes sores on a dogs face are caused by insect bites, either ticks or spiders or even mosquitoes. They will get the same red bump as a human would get but it is covered with fur so many times it is undetected. When the dog starts to scratch at it, it can get infected just like humans.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if you have some sores on your dog's face, then that means that your dog may have contracted some kind of virus. Take him to the vet to get cream.


Answer by  DanielleK (535)

Many problems can cause sores on a dog's face, but persistant ones are probably due to an infection and should be taken care of post haste. A trip to the vet will identify the problem and they can offer you treatments and solutions to your dog's condition and how to prevent it in the future.


Answer by  vaargen (83)

It can be anything from he has scratched himself to another animal has injured him. If you are unsure what is causing the sores you better take him to a vet.

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