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My dog seems to be having some type of skin infection. They…

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My dog seems to be having some type of skin infection. They are largish spot that are red but have a white puss like layer overtop. His fur is falling out in that spot due to over licking

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infections your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?

Sawyer and he's 10 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sawyer?

No don't think so

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Would a photo of the area help?
Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 10 months ago

Absolutely.

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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 10 months ago

T​hese lesions look like acute moist dermatitis or 'Hot spots'. They are best treated by shaving the area to allow air to get to it and cleaning the area with an antiseptic skin cleanser. Soap and water would be a fine choice if you don't have anything like betadine etc. Then a topical antibiotic to treat until it heals. If it does not heal or gets worse, an oral antibiotic may be prescribed by your veterinarian. Just as an aside, these can be related to allergies. So if this is an ongoing issue, you may want to discuss allergies with your veterinarian.

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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 10 months ago

Also, try to prevent Sawyer from licking it. A e-collar (the cone of shame) may be helpful. You can usually find them at a pet store.

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Dog Veterinarian: Sheena Christensen,
 replied 10 months ago

Hi​ there. I just wanted to check in and see how Sawyer's skin lesions are doing. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

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