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Small skin coloured spots, dog, Just noticed today, when

Customer Question

Small skin coloured spots
JA: What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the dog's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: Just noticed today, when picked they bleed
JA: How badly is the dog bleeding?
Customer: only when pick the spot
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Poppie 4
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Peppier?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Particularly on top of her head
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Poppie.

What breed is she?

Is she itchy?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
She’s a daschund, no seems not itchy and totally acting normal
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Thank you.

When was she last treated for fleas and mites and what product was used?

Could you please send a clear photo of the affected skin?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
A couple of weeks ago with clear treatment
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

To confirm, this is Bob Martin clear spot on for fleas and ticks?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** see the dandruff and dry skin.

The little scabs are likely from where Poppie has caught her skin while scratching.

Does she have any fur loss?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No no hair loss at all
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

Sure thing.

Before typing my reply is there anything else I should know?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** with me as I type my reply.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

I'm sorry Poppie has these signs and understand your concern for her.

Dry skin is not uncommon and, for most dogs, is not a sign of any serious issue.

It can help to:

  • Gently brush the skin twice daily, spreading oils along the fur shaft
  • Start skin supplements containing fish oils
  • Discourage rubbing or scratching if it does occur, and it can help to keep claws short

When next due a parasite prevention, I'd use Advocate spot on, which is very effective and treats mites as well as fleas.

Keep an eye to ensure the skin does not become red or itchy and that she does not have fur loss. If she does, a vet visit is important as she may need e.g. a medicated shampoo or antibiotics.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

Is this all ok?

Do you have any further questions?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

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