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What kind of bowl are you feeding her out of?
Any change in food, or treats recently?
I am really not in a position to do a phone call. Usually sores like you are describing on the chin are due to a condition called folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles). This is generally seen in dogs that are susceptible to staph infections, have mites, or are allergic to plastic or other feeding bowls that the chin comes into contact with. Your Vet will need to do a skin scrapping and examine it to determine if it is due to mites or a bacterial organism. Depending on the results your Vet will prescribe medication and/or recommend switching to stainless steel feeding bowls.
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If there has been any change in food or treats, I would switch your dog back to the previous food to help ensure that isn't the cause. It can take up to 6 weeks for the skin to clear after the allergen is removed. In this case, I would expect faster results to removing the item your dog is allergic to. You might use benadryl to help as well at a dosage of up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours to help with the itchiness. Read more on allergies here:
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