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Hello, You're through to Dr. Edele. I'm a vet working in the UK.
Sorry to hear Patch is having some problems. Could you send me some pictures of Patch's sore, please? This will help me to advise you on the best course of action
That's no problem, thank you
Is there any smell or discharge from the sore?
Is she scratching it?
She's very cute!!
From the images you've provided, it doesn't appear to be infected, however, if she is scratching at the area she will be preventing it from healing. It's most likely she's itchy rather than truly painful.
My advice for you is to
1) clip the hair around the sore as they will prevent it from healing.
2) put a babygrow or small child's t-shirt on so that she can't scratch at it.
3) You can give her half a piriton (4mg tablet) twice per day which will help with the inflammation. This is the human medication that you can get from the chemist, check with the chemist that it's a 4mg tablet and that it's piriton (no other antihistamine).
Unfortunately, I can't prescribe antibiotics over this platform. You would have to see your veterinary practice to receive antibiotics.