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My dog has this under his ear also has a cut on top of the

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hi Dr linda my dog has this under his ear also has a cut on top of the ear at the same place could this be a tick? or a dog nipped him with my dog walker.. his fine with him self his a tiny tiny cough which does once every 5 hours or so eating tiolet playing fine
Hi there and thank you for your question.

This is not a tick. Ticks are recognisable as they are smooth and symmetrical and we can see a head and black skinny legs.

This looks like a small scab.

I would bathe with salt water daily and keep an eye on it; it should fall off by itself in a few days.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i’ve bought a anti fungal and anti bacterial spray could i use this ?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
could of been another dog nipped him when the dog walker took him because on the other side of the ear is like a cut
Absolutely, this looks like a little nip or scratch.That spray wouldn't do any harm but may not be needed. Salt water should suffice for a small leison like this and it should heal swiftly.

If anything changes or you're concerned it is not healing as expected, please just let me know.

Take care,


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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
ok thank you

Sure thing!

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
hi dr linda asked you another question
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
are u there
Hi there, I have not received another request.
Please go ahead and ask again as perhaps another vet picked up the question?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
ok i will request you known
Customer: replied 13 days ago.