I thought my dog had sore spots on his elbows from his crate. There is no padding on the floor b/c he eats it. I've been off work on holidays for 2 weeks now and his elbows aren't getting any better. The hair is thin and the skin underneath looks read and irritated. It feels bumpy as well. Any cream I try and put on is licked off. Should I be concerned?
I'm not getting any responses here folks. Are the elbows okay or shave 'em and cream 'em. Seriously though. NO ONE has a dog with marks on their elbows? ??? ???
My boy Deacon has them - they are more like caluses (sp) than anything else - he likes to sleep on the floor, no mat or bed so I think thats ehy he has them. Bears a furniture do and does not. This is pretty normal as far as I'm concerened.
Ellie came to us with some hairless areas on her right elbow, and I noticed this week she's beginning to get the same thing on her left side.* She likes to lay on her side sometimes on our concrete patio next to the pool.* The vet said they are calluses and suggested try vaseline and vitamin E ointment, and or pad where she lays down.
I have not tried it yet, and I think she'll lick off ointments.* I was thinking of trying to find like some small cotton socks and cut the feet off (child size maybe).* Then maybe place the ointment on, and cover with the socks at night.* Sort of similar to what we'd use to soften feet, hands?* Will post if I go through with it.* Alice
Biscuit had the same things on his elbows last summer so I took him to the vet. He said that they were just the beginning of elbow callouses and not to worry about them. I know some people rub bag balm on them, but I wouldn't be too concerned unless they look like they're really bothering him.
<br />Kristin & Biscuit
Thanks everybody. Once again you all come through when I have a question or a need. I don't know what I would do without this board. A lot of vet bills I guess. I over-worry and need to hear that others are in the same boat.