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I have an 18 week old male, and he has chewed his skin raw at the point where his front legs meet his chest. One leg has grown a large lump that I think is nothing more than him chewing a natural wrinkle in his skin till it brused and swelled. Has anyone had this problem? what should i do? I think I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow.
 

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Take him to the vet tomorrow. Don't even think about it - just go. At the very least, he'll probably need antibiotics so these open wounds don't get infected. He'll probably also need skin scrapings to see if he has some kind of mange. Definitely get him in early tomorrow morning.
 

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Ouch! It sounds like a hot spot. Got any aloe or calendula cream?

What does the large lump feel like? Is it possible that it is an abscess?
 

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Ouch! It sounds like a hot spot. Got any aloe or calendula cream?

What does the large lump feel like? Is it possible that it is an abscess?
the lump is raw. he doesn't want me to touch it but it just feels like skin, soft tissue.
 
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