Q. My dog has a strange, raised red mark on his abdomen, almost looks like a 1/2' wide by 4" long scratch, but I don't think thats it. Any ideas?

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A. Without examination it is impossible to say. It could be a scratch, pressure mark or possibly a dermatitis. If it doesn't clear up after a few hours you can try cleaning it with salty water a few times a day, put one teaspoon of salt in a pint of boiled water and leave it to cool down. If this doesn't help after a day or so or it gets worse then you should see your vet.

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