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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? Thanks for the pictures. Has he been scratching at the area at all?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Which monthly flea preventative do you apply on him? The area is a little hard to see in the pictures because of the fur but it looks like an inflamed area with a scab. I typically see this with either hotspots or an overreaction to a bug bite or something that was in contact with the skin. How long has it been there for?
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Good morning, Customer. I am sorry that Dr. Alleyne had to sign off but I am here to help further.Is this area raised?Does it appear purple or bruised?Is this under where the collar rides?How long have you been using the advantix? Was this a recent application for the first time?
As Dr. Alleyne had mentioned, it's difficult to see precisely what is going on here due to the nature of the pictures. It does look like an insect bite or sting and this should heal up nicely without major treatment. You can clean the area up to twice daily with a mild soap and dry well, applying regular neosporin after. If the wound remains raised, becomes itchy, the fur falls out, you see oozing, etc. you will need to have the area examined and potentially treated for infection.
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