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My two dogs have raised crusty spots on their skin. The crust/scab

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My two dogs have raised crusty spots on their skin. The crust/scab on the one's snout, the other dog behind the ear and on the left side. Both were at the groomer's three weeks ago. It itches them at times but not severely. The scab is kind of thick and flaky.....
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

After being at the groomer - and with 2 dogs showing the same signs - infectious causes are a concern;

- Bacterial skin infection
- Mites (Sarcoptic Mange)
- Fungal infections

Often in these cases, an easy way to differentiate the causes above is a good physical examination and a skin scraping (LINK HERE) to look at under the microscope.

For a fungal infection, or a possible fungal infection, a culture (LINK) or woods lamp (LINK) are considered.

If a bacterial skin infection is diagnosed, either primary or secondary, antibiotics will be used.

Skin evaluation with your vet would be strongly recommended as a result.

I hope this information is helpful.
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