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Do you know how long it's been there?
Any swelling to the area?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
At this point, there's nothing to do. I'd just monitor it for signs of infection.
You're going to want to watch for things like redness, swelling, heat to the area or any discharge. If she stops eating or becomes lethargic, those are also signs of an impending infection.
Luckily she's a beagle and they're tough little dogs, so I really don't expect you to see any issues here at all.
I hope this helps.
What kind of food/water bowls does she use?
Great....sometimes when a dog uses bowls that are more porous, such as plastic, they can get a dermatitis from the bacteria in the bowls, but that doesn't really happen with steel bowls, so we've ruled that out.
Since I don't know for sure if we're dealing with an injury, and because the rash is spreading (which doesn't really happen with injuries) I think our best bet now is to have your regular vet take a peek. My guess is that it's a little skin infection, so the vet may want to get her on some antibiotics before it spreads even further.