My Dog Had Scabs On His Neck Which Started Last Week. Most Of Them Have Gone, But Now He Has A Sore Where One Of The Scabs Was. What Could This Be?


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James Parnell answered
My dog has scabs on his neck - what could be causing this?

Scabs and sores on a dog's neck could be the result of numerous issues. The best advice I can give you is to take your dog to a veterinary practice, where a vet can establish precisely what is wrong with your pet.

After the vet has made a diagnosis, treatment for this problem can begin immediately.

In the meantime, although It is difficult to suggest what is wrong with your dog without seeing it, here are some common causes of scabs and sores on a dog's neck:

  • Allergies: Allergies can cause the skin on your dog's neck to become inflamed and irritated, which then makes the dog scratch the problem area. This causes small wounds that scab over and become sore. A vet should be able to treat any allergies swiftly.
  • Infections: These scabs and sores could be the result of a form of infection, whether bacterial, parasitic or fungal. Again, any of these infections should be treatable by a vet.
However, these scabs could also be signs of a more serious problem with your pet, so I would advise you to get your dog checked out by a vet as soon as possible.
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Anonymous answered
Depending on the age of your dog they could be many things. It could be a sebaceous gland tumor (usually occurs in older dogs). They are generally benign, but if it is bleeding, it should be checked out to make sure. Good Luck!

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