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I have a cocker spaniel who breaks out after grooming.
An_221078 posted:
We are new to the area and have no vet. What can I put on these to dry them up? He doesn't itch alot but there are lumps on his back. I can peel them off. They use oatmeal soap for his bath?????
Home2strays responded:
are they round lesions and is he itchy? sounds like a staph infection- my bichon kept getting that after we took her to a particular groomer, he'll need to be on antibiotics and not get groomed again til it clears up so he doesn't spread it and tell your groomer so they make sure they clean thier tools between grooms.
Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
Time to see your vet! Those bumps may be a bacterial skin infection, a yeast skin infection or even ringworm (yikes!).

Once you determine the cause, your (new) vet can prescribe methods to prevent future outbreaks.

Good Luck! Dr. Ernie


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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