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I noticed some kind of black scab under Lucy's paw the other day. Smells a little funky too, but nothing too bad. Doesn't seem to bother her at all, but she was licking a little. That's how I noticed it.

Anyone have any ideas?


 

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Looks like a cut that has turned into a scab.

I would clean it out with soapy warm water, put some polysporn on it and leave it alone.

Watch it for a few days and see if it improves, if not then I would bring her in to the vet just to have them take a look/clean it out and if it is infected antibiotics may be in order (smell usually means infection).
 

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Thanks, Elisabeth. Already cleaned and has neosporin on it.

The only thing that has me worried is that it's kind of grown a little in the last 24-48 hours. I noticed it the other day and it seems to have doubled in size since then. Kind of like a rash instead of a scrape.
 

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It looks like it could be a really bad yeast infection to me. You might want to take her in and have the vet do a skin scraping.
 

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Yeast can have a funky smell. So can infection, of course. I would take her in so that you can get just the right stuff for it!
 
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