This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
It commonly happens that around the margins, through several causes, the hairy part becomes destitute of hair, giving the dog a very unsightly appearance.
In most instances the disease is of an eczematous nature, requiring constitutional treatment for its removal. (See Eczema).
As an erythema it is seen in distemper, arising through the acrid discharge from the eyes scalding the surrounding areas.
Smear the part with a little Singleton's Golden Eye Ointment, or with a little vaseline, cold cream, or boracic acid ointment.