Animal Health - General Expert Forum
black crusty pimple looking thing on my dogs back
About This Forum:

This forum is for general pet health questions, such as questions about medications, parasites, vaccines, infectious diseases, breed specific and genetic problems.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

black crusty pimple looking thing on my dogs back

hi my dog all of a sudden got a crusty black pimple that looks like and insect but its not its more like a burned kind of look and he only has one on his lower back i have no idea as to what it is but can you please help because i do not know what to do!
Type of Animal
:  
jack russel
Age of Animal
:  
1
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
:  
jack russell
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
June 10, 2010
City
:  
bronx
State/Province
:  
new york
Country
:  
usa
Related Discussions
234713_tn?1283530259
It could be a traumatic injury, and is now healing.  It could also be a histiocytoma, or a wart. Both of these dermal masses are benign.  Histiocytomas are common in young dogs.

Your vet will be able to give you a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
hi
i currently have a miniture poodle who has also gotten the same little black crusty spot on his back around his shoulder right at his neck line it started really small now it is about an inch and looks like a burn healing

it is a hot spot you can treat it with sulodene get it at your local pet store ask for the best treatment for hot spots

hot spots are caused from the dogs sweating and usually most common in long haired animals my poodle wore short hair all summer i let it grow through fall and into winter shave the area and treat it as the bottle suggest it takes 7-10 days to heal

i hope this helps and your fur baby feels better son
Blank
This Forum's Experts
234713_tn?1283530259
Aleda M Cheng, D.V.M., C.V.ABlank
American Animal Hospital
Randolph, NJ
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank