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Lots of red ovals on skin near genitals look like bites,

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Lots of red ovals on skin near genitals look like bites
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dog
JA: When did you first notice this? Has the dog been licking or rubbing the skin?
Customer: saw this morning. Not kicking or rubbing
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Toby, 2.5 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Toby?
Customer: lively Gordon Setter. Treated him 5 days ago with Frontline. We are on holiday in Scotland and he has picked up 2 ticks
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear he has this issue .Could you please send a clear photo?Has he ever had any skin issues in the past?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No other skin issues
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Thank you.There are a few potential causes here including black fly bites, a fungal infection or Staphylococcus bacterial infection. Less common causes would include an auto immune disease or vascular disorder.Dogs don't typically get the target lesions associated with Lyme Disease we do.A vet visit is needed to examine and swab the skin.He may benefit from a medicated wash and antibiotics.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Happy to help!If there is anything else, please let me know.