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Sore spots on my dog.

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LittleB Mon 08-Sep-08 16:15:38

I've noticed several small pussy type spots on my dog, not sure what could be causing them. Found the first on Friday on his tummy, a pink bump with a small pusy head, I bathed it with salted water - the pus came out, then I put on wound powder, its healed up fine. Then I found 2 more on his tummy and one by his ear the next day, bathed these and put veterinary wound powder on them and again they're looking better already. But what do think might have caused them, should he see a vet? He hasn't had any ticks recently, although he had a few a couple of months ago when we were camping on exmoor. No sign of fleas and he gets frontlined regularly so shouldn't get them anyway (last frontlined about 7wks ago). Any ideas or shall I just carry on as I am and keep a close eye on him? By the way they don't seem to bother him, he doesn't mind me bathing them and isn't scratching at all.

moosemama Mon 08-Sep-08 16:48:23

How old is your dog?

Sounds like a superficial 'staph' skin infection. Your treatment of it sounds fine, alternatively/additionally, a couple of drops of tea-tree oil in the water would help speed the healing process.

The only reason I ask his age is that pups under 12 months can get a thing called 'puppy impetigo'. It is not actually impetigo at all and unlike human impetigo not at all infectious. It tends to crop up on the tummy, insides of back legs and around the face and head. It is generally thought that its caused by hormonal changes (much like teenagers) and it usually resolves itself without treatment.

I would see your vet for a check up if you are concerned or if he starts to itch or show signs of irritation or redness.

LittleB Mon 08-Sep-08 20:15:27

Thanks moosemama, he's 18mths, so I guess its probably not that, although he's still pretty young-so i guess they could be that! They're all looking much better now, no pinkness just small marks left, but I'll keep a close eye on them.

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