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Red sore under armpit, 1 1/2yrs old Bronco, up to date shots

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red sore under armpit
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 1 1/2yrs old Bronco
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bronco?
Customer: up to date shots n heart
worm shot
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** Can you take a picture and post it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
attached pics
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

How long has this been like this? Is he licking / scratching at it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just noticed few days ago. does lick it but not to often
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

It looks like in the picture that the harness strap may be going over this region. What may be going on is a case of moist dermatitis. Basically that area has been more wet and irritated and it caused this inflammation. When a collar or harness gets wet and then constantly rubs an area, this can happen. A simple thing to do at home would be to get the harness off and then let the area be clean and dry.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
harness is off all the time unless take him outside
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
outside or out of the house anyways
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

That is good that it gets taken off when inside. Some owners will leave them on all the time and that is when they have a better chance of being an issue. I would try to walk him with a collar here for a few days. Keeping that area clean and dry should be a good thing to do.