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Can you describe these lesions?
Are they soft or hard to the touch?
Are they smooth or bumpy?
And are these dogs littermates by chance?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
It's hard to say exactly what is causing these sores, but the fact that they seem to clear up with the Neosporin makes me think that we're dealing with a little bacterial infection.
That being said...it's possible that if the dogs wrestle, they could be giving each other little lacerations with their teeth, or it is possible that it's from scratching.
If this were me, I'd keep going with the Neosporin that you're using. If they spread, or if you notice that Jasmine starts developing them, then it will be time to have your vet take a peek, but I think it's just coincidental that both Cooper and Buddy have them.
I hope this helps.
It's probably psychosomatic....unless you're part Shih tzu yourself. : )
If this is dry skin (which it could be) you could try giving them a raw egg once a week. Or adding a little olive oil to their kibble once or twice a week.