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My wife and I have been fortunate that we haven't had to post in this forum much. Both Maya and Ashe have been pretty healthy.

 

Tonight while my wife was examining Maya's corns on her rear feet, she noticed that one of Maya's rear legs is very red in comparison to her other leg, or the rest of her body for that matter. I've got a couple pictures so that you can see what we are seeing. (If you want to see a non-resized version of the image, click the linky under the pictures).

 

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There's no swelling or hardness in the area. Maya doesn't seem to be sensitive to us touching the red areas. We haven't seen her licking the area. It's just... red.

 

Any ideas of what we might be seeing here?

 

Full Disclosure for a Most Likely Unrelated Issue: Maya has been a bit off lately. Her poops haven't been firm for a few weeks. My wife compared one of her recent morning poops to the kind of chocolate syrup used for chocolate milk. Yup... that bad. She's been on some basic meds to help her out: Metronidazole (250mg every 12 hours) and FortiFlora (one packet on food daily as a probiotic). We've finished the Metronidazole and will continue with the FortiFlora to see if it helps her out. Hopefully it helps to firm her poops a bit.

 

-Joel


Ashe (unregistered/non-tattooed greyhound, born 04/2011 and still kicking!) 

Gwen (07/2003-11/2009),  * Maya (cancer , 06/2003-10/2013), *Ollie (cancer 07/2013 - 10/2018),  *Azalea (cancer, 7/6/2015 - 5/20/2019)

*Aztec (sister of Inca, 12/1996-08/2011), *Inca (half-Siamese kitty ,12/1996 - 9/2016)

 

 

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That is one heck of a bruise. Was Maya running recently? She may have pulled her gracilis muscle.

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I agree that it looks like a bruise. Has she fallen or tripped recently?

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That is one heck of a bruise. Was Maya running recently? She may have pulled her gracilis muscle.

 

Thanks for the thoughts. Can you tell me what's leading you to be a bruise... or is a pulled muscle a bruise?

 

She wasn't running recently... those days seem to be long behind her (which is really sad, as her nickname has been "The Brindle Bullet" since we first took her to a dog park in Fort Worth). The most active she's been was in the backyard with Ashe a few days ago. She did a little chasing, but nothing like the Mach 5 running that he was doing.

 

-Joel


Ashe (unregistered/non-tattooed greyhound, born 04/2011 and still kicking!) 

Gwen (07/2003-11/2009),  * Maya (cancer , 06/2003-10/2013), *Ollie (cancer 07/2013 - 10/2018),  *Azalea (cancer, 7/6/2015 - 5/20/2019)

*Aztec (sister of Inca, 12/1996-08/2011), *Inca (half-Siamese kitty ,12/1996 - 9/2016)

 

 

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That happened to one of the hounds we had years ago - the vet assumed it was a bruise - the redness gradually went over a few days and we never found the cause. It was pretty dramatic though. I really hope that is all it is, and she recovers soon.

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If the skin is not raised, bumpy, itchy that would rule out a rash-honestly it just looks like a bruise to me. Sometimes if they get goofing around they can slightly tear the gracilis muscle causing the bleeding/bruise-surprisingly it doesn't cause pain or lameness. I would bet you'll see the redness dissipate in a few days. She may have just taken a slip or fall too.

Just to be extra careful here-there's no little spots anywhere else on her body , eyes, gums... is there? Here's a pic of my girls bruise from a recent gracilis tear-hers was pretty dramatic.

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Looks like a bruise to me. I'll bet it will just get well fairly quick. I wouldn't worry too much at this point. To me Greyts seem to bruise easier than other dogs and more extensively when they do. JMO.

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Check out Maya's back end when she's standing normally, with her weight pretty evenly distributed between both back legs. See if the shape of the muscles in her legs is symmetrical. If the shapes don't match each other, that's another indicator of a dropped or torn gracilis muscle.


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Check out Maya's back end when she's standing normally, with her weight pretty evenly distributed between both back legs. See if the shape of the muscles in her legs is symmetrical. If the shapes don't match each other, that's another indicator of a dropped or torn gracilis muscle.

 

Thanks. After reading all the comments, I'm fairly certain that it's just bruise... but I'll take a look at her legs tonight when I get home.

 

-Joel


Ashe (unregistered/non-tattooed greyhound, born 04/2011 and still kicking!) 

Gwen (07/2003-11/2009),  * Maya (cancer , 06/2003-10/2013), *Ollie (cancer 07/2013 - 10/2018),  *Azalea (cancer, 7/6/2015 - 5/20/2019)

*Aztec (sister of Inca, 12/1996-08/2011), *Inca (half-Siamese kitty ,12/1996 - 9/2016)

 

 

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I also think it's a bruise but, when I looked at one of the closer shots, it almost looked like the skin was raised/bumpy. If the skin is not smooth, then another reason could be an allergy to something like a new detergent. But, the location of this doesn't appear to be something that could be easily caused by contact to an allergen. Although, contact with a plant or ... maybe insects could do it ...

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