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There are a number of reasons for skin infections. This time of year, the number one thing I see is Flea Allergy Dermatitis and secondary skin infections. Dogs are allergic to the saliva of the flea bite. This causes them to itch and bite, often causing a secondary bacterial skin infection. If she's having an ongoing issue, it sounds like she needs to be seen by your vet. Many of the flea liquids purchased at stores don't kill the flea before it bites the dog, so the cycle is never broken. Your vet will carry a flea medication that will kill the flea before it bites Ziva. Two of my favorites are oral medications- Nexgard and Simparica, which are both prescription products that work great! Ziva may also need antibiotics and a topical spray to treat any skin infection she may have. I would recommend getting her in for an exam by your vet ASAP. Fleas and skin infections are no fun for anyone! It may be something else, as I've talked about the most common thing I see this time of the year, but since it is ongoing, a good physical exam is the first step.
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