Q. My Shih Tzu dog small raised pimply looking warts that turns to scabs on her. When I scratch one off , lot of hair comes with the scaly flakes. Help

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A. Have her evaluated by your vet to rule out skin infection or adenomatous masses. Blood work should be submitted to rule out endocrine imbalances which can affect the skin. If she is licking at the areas, consider using an e-collar (cone) to prevent further trauma.

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