Hi there, I am Dr. Fields and I'm sorry to hear Dexter is having some skin problems. Would you be able to send a photo of the area? Is he itchy at all?
Thank you for the photos. This looks like the beginning of puppy pyoderma, which is a superficial staph infection. There is a topical mousse that may be helpful and I will send you a link.
In mild cases, such as this, we typically treat with a topical. This can become more generalized and spread across the abdomen, and in those cases, an oral antibiotic may be used.
There is usually no underlying cause for this to occur in puppies, but it is quite common.
Sorry, meant to add, also not contagious to people or other pets.
Do you have any further questions I can assist you with today?
It can be used 2-3 times daily, and usually for 5-7 days.
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