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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I keep noticing little scabs appearing on my dog. She is 2 years old Springer x Collie so

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i keep noticing little scabs appearing on my dog. She is 2 years old Springer x Collie so has loads of energy. She loves the ball/sticks and runs around like a mad thing. I am always checking her as I'm a tick freak. and with her longish hair you can't always see. What could be causing these tiny scabs?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. what do you see when you remove a scab? Can you upload a photo of these scabs and then a photo once the scabs have been removed to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.
A superficial spreading pyoderma (a Staph infection) is most likely and the scabs would then represent crusting pustules (pimples).