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This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help but I have a few questions.
Have you noticed fleas?
Can you send me a picture?
Was he scratching or chewing before you noticed these wounds?
How much does he weigh?
Does he take any medications or have other medical conditions?
Thank you for the information. What you've described sounds like a hot spot. It is a wound caused by a dog chewing or licking at an area and is typically caused by allergies. Flea allergy is a common cause but so are dust, pollen, grass, etc. They can occur very quickly and in some cases require oral antibiotics and medications. For now, there are some things you can try at home:
It is best to have him seen by your veterinarian as soon as you can. These treatments will help but the vast majority still need prescription medications. If you have more questions please reply back.