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I shaved my cocker...

I shaved my cocker spaniels head, and she developed a red hairless area about the size a little bigger than a quarter above her ear. she would scratch if I didn't have a "cone" on her head. Now is mainly thick scabs . She is 2 Y/o

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the Cocker Spaniel's name?

Mitty

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

No she is ok other than that

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

You appear to be descrbing a post-grooming pyoderma - a bacterial skin infection usually caused by the Staphyloccocal bacteria normally found on the skin. This will heal when addressed by a local application of an antibacterial cream such as over the counter Neosporin or Polysporin +/- a prescription systemic antibiotic in the cephalosporin class such as cephalexin. The scabbing will need to be removed for a topical antibiotic to be able to reach the skin. This can be painful and so having Mitty's vet do this for you should be considered. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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