Can Dogs Get Cold Sores?

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Dogs can infrequently get ulcers or cold sores on their genitals from the canine herpes virus. However, dogs most often exhibit respiratory illnesses when they have the virus. This is not transmittable to humans. A veterinarian can properly diagnose a dog for the canine herpes virus.
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You could go to a drug store and buy Origel, which is a numming medicine. But most cold sores usually go away after a few days.
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Cold sores do occur in dogs just as it does in humans. The symptoms in dogs include red, inflamed lesions on the skin of the dog and the dog may spend some time licking the area affected. The sores may be caused by allergies, viral or bacterial infection and skin irritants.
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