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my Australian shepard mix is about 7 months old. She has been

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my Australian shepard mix is about 7 months old. She has been sleeing in a crate in the garage overnight as she harasses the cats. lately ive notice small red bumps on her abdomen and thought they were fire ant bites. today when I looked at her the bumps appear to b filled with pus and are spreading to her chest and legs. also some of the area looks crusty. bumps are not painful as far as I can tell because she doesn't seem to notice them. what could it be and how can I help her?

- Natalie
Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name isXXXXX and I would be happy to help you. The bumps you are seeing are actually a superficial bacterial skin infection. Being that she is still a puppy, a skin mite called Demodex is a possible underlying cause. She needs to be on antibiotics from your vet at the very least. They need to do a skin scraping to look for the mites and treat if needed for that as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Hi Natalie,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Whitney. How is everything going?

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