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my dog has a sore on his neck that is infected and smells

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my dog has a sore on his neck that is infected and smells bad. The hair around the sore is falling off.
Submitted: 12 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joni replied 12 years ago.
You can clean it with betadine or peroxide and put some antibiotic ointmenton it. Depending on where you live, if the weather is still hot you need to be sure flies do not lay eggs in it as you will end up with maggots in it. You best bet is a trip to the vet as the dog most likely should have aome antibiotics if it is infected and it sounds like it is.