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Raised Scab on Dog's Stomach

A red dime-sized circle developed in the middle of our Boston Terrier's stomach 3 weeks ago that is now raised and has sort of a dark scab on it. It never did bleed, itch or ooze.

We put Neosporin on it, but no change in size nor appearance.

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Jun 11, 2010
My Online Vet Response for Raised Scab on Dog's Stomach
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Your Boston Terrier appears to have an infected tick bite, from the photo you sent. Although, I would have expected some healing to have occurred in 3 weeks. Not knowing anything else about your dog, I am reluctant to give you a definitive diagnosis online.

It would be good to know her age, past medical history, previous allergies (if any),and her diet.

Also,has there been any environmental exposure to ticks, spiders, etc.? Having a blood panel done to rule out auto-immune diseases or any underlying metabolic problems would also help to diagnose the problem. A physical exam to include a skin scraping, culture and sensitivity, check her for swollen lymph nodes, fever, any other lesions, especially around mucous membranes, would be essential.

My best advice to you would be to seek out a holistic veterinarian to help you.

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Jun 12, 2012
raised scabs on dog
by: Anonymous

my dog had and has the same thing still took to vet spent a fortune still don't have an answer and the dog and now his brother has the same thing too

Mar 15, 2015
Stiil no results anyone?
by: Anonymous

My 7 month old dog has one in between his toe and it hurts him so much and bleeds because of the location. He could barely walk today and my vet wisdom it looks like he got impaled by a rock and gave me an anti biotic to clear infection but it did nothing. I'm not a veterinarian, but it does not look out wound inflicted.

May 24, 2015
May Be Allergies
by: Chris

New food or a new protein in their diet might be the problem... Searched and searched and food allergies might be an answer.. Found this probable answer Recearching this issue because my puppy 4 months old has the same round spots no blood or itching or oozing and they peel off leaving open skin still nothing. He has a history of ticks in the past and no immediate infections were present... but he is almost finished taking antibiotics after a week as a prevention to any parvo complications so it couldn't be an infection. Immediate recent intros to his diet are dry kibble and wet dog food which he hasn't had in +2 weeks. Wet food is a blend he has never had before. Lamb beef and chicken varieties of pedigree wet food... I will check ingredients and weight the odds and make changes

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