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My dog has a bite on her stomach or what looks like bites

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My dog has a bite on her stomach or what looks like bites here a few pictures can you tell me if there's anything to worry about
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here is another
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you, Rachel. These photos reveal impetigo - a superficial pyoderma (bacterial infection) common in puppies. In general, this is self-limiting and doesn't require an antibiotic. Bathing Susie in an antimicrobial shampoo containing either chlorhexidine or benzoyl peroxide should hasten resolution of the infection. These shampoos can be found over the counter.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She's been having no issues we have washed her several times. I don't know what to think. She's almost five months & im having a horrible time getting her to stop going in the house
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Her skin infection isn't related to her inappropriate elimination. We have dog trainers on this site you can speak to. You need only post another question about potty training in the Dog Training category. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.