My dog is about to be four in may she is half pug half daucshund. at the base of her ears ahe has a series of small hard lumps I have looked into it hematomas but they are not red bumps, ive also looked into mange and i dont believe thats it either. She alsohas a red patch on her chest with loss of hair can you please help me with this?
It's impossible to say without seeing the problem and examing your whole dog. For example, if when you say "the base of her ears" you're referring to the base of her ear flap, she could be irritating that area when she scratches her ears and she could be doing this because she has an ear infection of some sort. She could also have a contact allergy that affects both her ears and her chest. Dachshunds also are prone to a form of baldness that affects their ear flaps and can have thinning hair in other areas. Because hair helps protect the skin, its loss can lead to irritation of the skin when those areas repeatedly rub against flooring or other hard or rough surfaces.
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