Scab on Dog's Belly
Our dog has always had a scab on his belly right below his ribs. Sometimes I pick it off or he does and it bleeds and forms another scab. I just had him groomed and they shaved around that area. Normally it is furrier and the scab sticks to the fur there.
Our vet put some of the blood on a slide and looked at it. He didn't see anything concerning but said it was mostly blood. He recommended maybe next time he is under anesthesia like for a teeth cleaning, that he would remove it.
It seems like it may have grown a bit but that could just be because the scab is bigger because it bled more last time the scab came off. This is also the first time we got a good look at it with the shaved fur.
It does not bother the dog and he doesn't lick or scratch at it. There is only one scab.
Do you think we should take it off or just watch it?
We've had him for about 14 months. He is a 3 year old Australian Shepherd/Springer Spaniel mix. About 35 pounds. Black with blue eyes. He was found as a stray covered in ticks. He's a little uncoordinated.
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