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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Any recent change in diet or environment? Is he on flea medication?
Sorry for the delay in response, I was offline when you responded. Sounds like he is experiencing some allergies based on what you are describing. Those allergies may be most likely related to food if he didn't have those problems until there was a food change. Dogs with allergies can develop cysts under the skin because of the inflammation that allergies cause. Also allergies can cause increase secretion of the sebaceous glands which leads to increased moisture making it more likely for yeast infections which may be causing the smell. In addition to a food change, he may need regular shampooing with an anti-fungal shampoo usually 2-3 times a week, antibiotics for infection and something to help control the itching. I like to use a medication called Apoquel and pets who are experiencing allergies. So I would look for it if it is available in the UK