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Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay any other pertinent information. Sound good?
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OK, got it. It sounds like it could be an abscess that opened up, or a hot spot. The other possibility (less likely) is some type of skin tumor.
It sounds like you are taking good care of it so far- but that it needs more than what you can do at home. He may need oral antibiotics to fully clear the infection. He may also need to have it shaved and flushed.
Sorry, I cannot take phone calls. I can continue to help you in this forum, or can opt out so that another expert can possibly help you with a phone call if you like.
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Are you here still?
OK, I am going to opt out so that someone else can help you with a phone call.
I don't think there are many veterinarians who can offer this service- it depends on their state/jurisdiction veterinary medical board. I cannot offer this service. I know there are a few veterinarians who do offer it, but their availability is highly variable. If you would like a refund, I can flag Customer service for you.
OK, I have messaged them. Sorry about that!