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Dog Has Scab-Like Hole on Leg

My dog is a french poodle he is 1 year old. He is on a dry diet. Beneful vegetable food. About 2 weeks ago i noticed a scab by his leg and it didn't seem to bother him so i tried antiseptic spray for pets but nothing seems to change.

Then I noticed he kept biting and licking the area and that it has increases on size. And the affected area seems to be bothering him a lot lately.. I'm really worried about this becoming something serious.

So please fast responses would be appreciated. It is about the size of a finger nail and it is taking shape of a hole, red around the edges and black scab color in the middle. No blood.

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Mar 06, 2015
My Online Vet Response For:Dog Has Scab-Like Hole on Leg
by: Dr Carol Jean Tillman

March 6, 2015

It sounds like your 1 year old French Poodle may be developing an abscess on his leg. Without a photo, I cannot be more precise. Treatment requires the area to be clipped to remove the hair, scrub the area with an iodine or other antiseptic scrub, to attempt to remove the scab, and rinse well.

He is uncomfortable because it sounds like it is swelling and becoming inflamed, that is why he is trying to lick and bite it. You should take him in to a veterinarian for treatment.

If you are unable to find a holistic veterinarian then take him to a conventional vet for 'wound' treatment.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is

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