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I have noticed a scab on the thigh of my 7 year old grey

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Hello I have noticed a scab on the thigh of my 7 year old grey hound Ross..it is quite small but not tiny it's flat black and the furr has come off it ..the skin directly around it seems to be quite pink but when I touch it it's not bothering him at all ? Thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- How long has he had this?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I only noticed it yesterday but looking at it it's quite dry and hard so it must have been a few days possibly ..
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I can send a photo
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
If you can post a picture on this thread that would be perfect. I will wait for the photo. Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Friend, I am sorry but I can not make a live call at this moment. I am waiting on the photo.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes the whole page has frozen at my end and I can't even message you ..I called customer support
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
I am sorry you are having trouble with the site. In response to your question, the lesion that you are describing is consistent with a localized infection. This is what you can try: 1- Do not let him lick the lesion or the medication below. If he does lick pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing at affected area. 2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap. 3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. 4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter

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