About 10 days ago, I noticed a little scabby thing on Rocket's neck. Didn't think much of it. Went backpacking and after we came back, it was still there, a tiny bit bigger. Figured he scratched it on brush.
Checked it a few days ago, and it looked like a scab that was breaking up, with a slight lump underneath it. DH carefully combed most of it out, and I have been applying neosporin ointment twice daily, today was the third day. It seems better, but I'm concerned about the little black "things". They don't move, so I don't think it's a bug, but it's weird and I'm concerned.
I'll take him to the vet tomorrow if no one recognizes it. The little black things come right off and are just bigger than a grain of sand, they're wierd to me--I couldn't get a very good picture, because my iPhone doesn't take super good in the house in the evening. Still a bit of a small bump under the skin.
I tried to keep the hair out of the picture but it's hard!
I'm thinking if it were a regular scab, it would've been gone by now, and certainly not breaking apart in the same size pieces. I don't want to take him to the vet for something really obvious or that I can easily remedy, but I'm concerned.