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Big round scab on side of dogs face

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My dog has a huge scab on the side on its face. What is the best way to remove it?
don't remove it, treat it with iodine, triple antibiotics and let it heal naturally.
Hope it all goes well. dw!
 

Do you know the cause of the scab? has he been scraching...was he bit?


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: The "Blob" is about the size of a half dollar and is on the side of the neck just bellow the jaw. He doesn't scratch it and I wouldn't know if it a bite.
 

Sorry one more question...does it involve hair stuck to it..matted?


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: Yea, hair is contained in this mess. Hard to cut off without hurting the dog.
 
Ok the best thing to do is take a warm wet washcloth and soak soak
soak. Eventually the fur and mess will unclump then you can see what
you're dealing with. Slowly picking the fur away the moister and softer
it gets. If its a sebacious cyst that popped then she will need it
removed completely so this won't keep happening. If its something like
a wound, you need to see the extent of it to treat it so you do need to
get the scab/furr off. If you don't think you're up for it I would take
her into your vet and let them do the dirty work. She may need that
anyway incase she needs antibiotics.


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