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I have a 2 year old Female Rhodesian Ridgeback who has developed small bumps on her right thigh. She has aggravated them by licking and biting at them and they appear to be spreading. Is this a food allergy reaction causing this or a bite of some type?
How do you make these bumps go away, this is the first time we have experienced any thing like this with her. Up until now she has been perfectly healthy.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Veterinary
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Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.

 

1- What color are these bumps?

2- How long has this been going on?

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
A light reddish color and have been around for roughly a week.
Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

Is this limited only to her right thigh?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes only this area.
Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

Sounds like she may have a localize skin infection being made worst by licking. This is what you can do:

 

1- Need to pick up an ecollar (cone) to stop the licking or will not get better and only get worst.

2- Wash the area with an antibacterial soap or shampoo twice a day then apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin.

3- In no improvement in 3-5 days follow up with your veterinarian.

 

If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

 

Dr. Peter

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