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Hi there, My dog keeps licking his groin area until it is

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Hi there,
My dog keeps licking his groin area until it is red and sore.
He is neutered, and regularly front lined so I do not know why he keeps doing it. The skin is bright red on top and has gone black and patchy underneath.
What do you suggest?
Many thanks, Claire

Dr. K :

Hello Claire,

Dr. K :

This is a common area for dogs to get a bacterial infection of the skin. This is referred to as pyoderma.

Dr. K :

Pyoderma is very itchy and usually does not clear up without a course of oral antibiotics.

Dr. K :

Therefore, it sounds like you will need to bring your dog in for a visit with the vet, to see if this is the issue, so that an appropriate course of treatment can be prescribed.

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