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I just noticed a patch of hard hair on my dog. When moving

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I just noticed a patch of hard hair on my dog. When moving the hair I notice a lot of puss. It's on her back. What should I do until I can get in to see a vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help. Is Bree acting normally otherwise? Where on her body is this spot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She's been standoffish and doesn't want me near the area. It's on the middle of her back
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

I'm unable to take phone calls right now. Thank you for the picture, it does help. Clean the area with warm water, dry it thoroughly and then apply a triple antibiotic ointment such as neosporin. You can do that 3 times daily. If she tries to lick the ointment off then distract her with a meal or a walk. The ointment won't hurt her if she does lick it off. If you have more questions please reply back.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think it is?
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

It looks like it is possibly a papilloma which is kind of like a wart in human beings. Sometimes they become scabbed or infected. If your vet thinks it looks suspicious then a biopsy or removal might be recommended.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks again so much!!
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Good luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

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