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I think my dog might have a bacterial skin infection, but…

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I think my dog might have a bacterial skin infection, but she doesn’t have of the symptoms associated with them

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. There are all sorts of infections your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is your dog's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** she is approximately 3yo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ruble?

She’s a Pitt bull so her fur is short and sparse in the areas I’m seeing infection signs

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
The dark patch in the center is a rough section that popped up with the pimple looking things. She has two more of those on her side and leg that cropped up with the pimples but they don’t have any surrounding them.
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
She doesn’t have any allergies that we are aware of but we live in a very hot humid climate and the weather has been turning towards summer

This looks like a typical skin infection to me and she would likely benefit from antibiotics prescribed by your vet. Since you do live in a humid climate it may also help to dust these areas with baby powder daily so that her skin is less likely to be moist and irritated by movement. Keep her from licking these areas if you do apply baby powder and consider using mild soap and water over the area 1-2x weekly along with 1-2x monthly bathing in a mild shampoo. You can also use a layer of regular Neosporin over the area daily but be sure she does not groom it off of the area as it could cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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