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My dog has a red ring about the size of a nickel with e red

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My dog has a red ring about the size of a nickel with e red dot in the center. This ring is on her belly. Any thoughts?
Is the spot itchy or moist?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there hair loss near the spot? Is there any crust or scab there?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Was she outside (laying in the grass, etc) at all recently?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes, we were outside most of the day, as we usually are. We were just at the vet's today, as well. She gets monthly allergy injections.
OK, thanks for the info. I have seen spots similar to what you describe, caused by ant bites or fly bites while laying in the grass outside. They are usually red rings, not itchy or painful. Usually they go away in a few days without any further problem. I wouldn't worry about it if it's not getting worse, and not bothering her much.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The ring is a perfect circle. Is that consistent with a fly or ant bite?
Yes, I have seen this commonly as a perfect circle. Other considerations include ringworm or a bacterial infection, but that should have some crusting or scabbing.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes, I am familiar with ringworm and this doen't look like that at all. I will keep an eye on it and take her in if it doesn't get better in a few days. Thank You.
OK, good plan! Best wishes :)