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My black lab has scabs on his neck that protrude out and stuck onto clumps of his hair. A

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My black lab has scabs on his neck that protrude out and stuck onto clumps of his hair. Approximately 10 scabs and some small bumps on skin as well. When I went to inspect one of the scabs it pulled off with a clump of hair and left a small bald spot of dry but but healed skin. I noticed one scab on his neck about 10 days ago while on a camp trip and didn't think much but now there are many more. He was swimming in a river while at camp. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about Odin. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. These do sound like they are healing. When the scab peels off and the underlying skin looks normal or healing, the worst is usually over. These could be allergic reactions, or bug bites, or a superficial skin infection. I would be watching for new lesions, which might be red or pink bumps, or small open sores. If you do not see any new eruptions, she is probably healing. Let me know if I can help with or answer anything else.