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Skin issue dog
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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8/5/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? What is going on with your dog's skin?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

OKay thanks for the pictures. The last picture was kind of blurry? How long has this been going on for? Is he very itchy ?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Based on where it its located a common issue that can cause this could be fleas. Is he on flea preventative?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
he is on flea medication, and we have not flea on him. It is not itchy. Have you seen these white pimples before?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He has had for a couple of years, we are seeing more now.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We are in a vet plan with Banfield so he gets checked regular
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We have him on 20mg of Claritin
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I spray the spots when they are scaly with a hot spot spray or I used Neosporian
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Yes those white pimples are called pustules, which can occur in mild skin infection. Since you are not seeing fleas it looks like he may have developed an allergy which is affecting his skin. Since there are pustules he will likely need antibiotics to help treat the skin. The Claritin probably isn't enough to treat the allergies and he may need to be put on something stronger. Recommendations that I have include a product called Apoquel which seems to work in most dogs with allergies

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Let me know if you have any further questions

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