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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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I thought my had a tick, then small blood blister on his

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I thought my had a tick , then small blood blister on his chest two weeks ago. Today it looks like a scab that is pinky tip size with with a dark ring around it. What could it be
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Rocco
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Rocco?
Customer: No healthy, lots of energy good appetite
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 8 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Most likely Rocco has a benign skin tumor that has ulcerated and is forming a scab. This could also be caused by some trauma that Rocco had in this area and it is still healing. If this is merely a benign tumor, it will have to be removed by your vet since, once it ulcerates, it will continue to bleed until it is removed. For now, apply Neosporin to this area every 8 hrs in case this is a mild infection. If this heals, then no other treatment will be required. If it does not, then have your vet examine Rocco in case this small mass needs to be removed.

Does that make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 8 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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