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Dalmations have very sensitive skin and the licking at certain areas causes irritation that makes the skin even more irritated and so on and so on. This causes a staph infection. The treatment for these , often called Hot Spots, is applying Betadine to this area every 6 hrs. This will dry out this area so the bacteria cannot grow. If they continue to lick, you may have to purchase Elizabethan Collars at the pet store to keep your dogs away from this area so it can heal.
Your vet will have other treatments such as steroids which will stop the irritation so your dogs leave this area alone to heal.
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can you send a picture of these lesions? I may not have a good idea of this condition.
If you cannot send a picture, I often prescribe Gentocin Spray for irritated areas such as I think you are describing...it is clear and will resolve these lesions within a few days. You will have to ask your vet for this but there is no staining and it is quite effective.
Yes, that can happen with dalmations. There is an attachment showing as the paper clip letting you add an attachment...I would LOVE to see a picture because this is hard for me to really answer your question without seeing the lesions. Thanks!!