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She has a scab on her chin. I had a vet look at it a few months ago and she wasn't concerned. it is larger now and is starting to peel. she leaves spots of blood on my husky when they play

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

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Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are concerned about this scab on your dog.

How old is she? How big is this scab?

Can you possibly post a picture of it here?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

A normal scab should not last for months. If this won't heal, I would try to find the cause. There may be infection, there could be something like a splinter or other foreign body under the skin, or this could be some kind of non healing problem, such as an autoimmune skin disorder, skin cancer (how old is she? Cancer is unlikely if she is young), fungal infection, etc.

I might start putting a topical antibiotic like mupirocin (prescription) or Neosporin on it and see if that helps.

Let me know if you can post a picture or if you have any other questions. Please let me know if this is helpful!

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I did not hear from you. How is she doing?

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