Secondary problems? False alarm!

2012, Dec, 28 | MANUEL - SA & more | 0 comments

What is this? Fungus already???

Manuel is discoloured under his chin and in one paw, and also on the side of one hindleg (??)

I was thinking that the hind-leg was a bit of a strange place to be “next” for the SA. It does not making sence according to the pattern that Manuel’s SA has developed. He also had one front paw discoloured and we had not seen him licking at all!!!



False alarm

Then we found the reason! Prior to our medication adjustments Manuel was really naceous four hours afterwards. Manuel normally does not slobber at all but when naceous he did – a lot. That explains the mouth-area. What about the leg and paw?

Well this picture explains it all, even the wet paw (inside of paw) as it is turned upwards.

Important to keep clean anyhow

Even though it was just saliva it is important to take care of as saliva can cause bacteria infection on an already sensitive/dry skin. 

Not affecting his mentality

It does not seem his condition makes him feel insecure. We see no changes within his temper and he still enjoys spending time with his dog-friends. Otheswise changes in temper (agression) usually is a clear sign of an Akita having underlying issues.

Charlotte Steneloo

Charlotte Steneloo

Akita owner from Sweden working for openness regarding health issues. One of the founders of Akita-Unleashed. I consider "experience" to be good, that is - if you have opened your mind for change and actually have learnt something, otherwise claiming you are "experienced" means nothing to me... I dare you.

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