This just came upon and it's getting worse quickly. Im.not sure how it started.either.
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These symptoms can be indicative of several conditions, and a detailed examination is necessary for an accurate diagnosis.
Allergies are a common cause of skin problems in dogs. They can be triggered by environmental allergens, food, or flea bites. Given that your dog is on topical flea and tick preventions, it's less likely to be flea allergy dermatitis, but it's still a possibility if the treatment isn't fully effective.
Another potential cause is a skin infection, such as bacterial or yeast infection, which can lead to redness, scabbing, and hair loss.
Ear issues, particularly in the head and ear region, could also suggest an ear infection, which can cause discomfort and lead to scratching and secondary skin damage.
It's important to prevent your dog from scratching or rubbing the affected areas to avoid further irritation or infection. You can use an Elizabethan collar (cone) to prevent this.
Monitor your dog closely for any signs of deterioration or additional symptoms such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or changes in behavior. If you notice any of these, or if the skin issues continue to worsen despite your at-home care, it's critical to seek veterinary attention.
I can't tell from the photo exactly what's going on, but it looks bad. If possible, I recommend taking him to the hospital to determine the exact condition and treat it.
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