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1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is he itchy?
3- Is he licking/gnawing at the rash?
4- Can you describe the appearance of the rash?
Can you describe the appearance of the rash?
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Have you checked him for fleas?
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The rash you are seeing appears like a localized infection (bacteria or fungal). This is what you can do:
1- Do not let him lick the sore or he will make it worse. If necessary, pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.
3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.
4- If no significant improvement after doing the above he will need a hands-on examination by a veterinarian and a skin scrapping as an initial screening test. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter
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