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She is a maltese and scratching underneath herself and its

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she is a maltese and scratching underneath herself and its very red and starting to bleed in spots
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Tia and she is 12
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tia?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- How long has this been going on? 2- Is she licking the area? 3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She has been scratching on and off for a little while but has got worse since Sunday. She is licking and biting at herself. No pre existing conditions
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Please give a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Friend, what you are describing could be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination. But, common causes are: Infections (fungal or bacterial), allergies, mites, etc. to name a few causes. I am going to make some recommendations below, if within 2-3 days you don't see significant improvement I would follow up with family veterinarian for a hands on examination. This is what you can try: 1- Need to stop her from licking or she is going to delay healing. Pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing at affected area. 2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap. 3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. 4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter

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