I know I will have to take him to the vet, but I'm curious to know if anyone is familiar with this problem.
He has (what I thought was) a matted spot on his back, but upon closer inspection discovered that whatever it is looks pus-filled and oozing. He has not been wounded, nor could it be some sort of insect bite. Any ideas on what could have caused this?
No idea, but a vet visit is a good plan. You do not think it is a wound, however dogs are prone to rolling, back to the ground (especially over something they think is odorous). Perhaps something like a thorn or sharp object could have caused an injury?
If you happen to have an antibiotic cream prescribed for yourself or a family member, I'd start putting that on the wound. That's what my vet had me do with my dog's hot spot. Then after a few days, he called me to inquire. It wasn't completely healed so he had me continue for another three days. It cleared up, so I didn't have to take her in.
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I went home yesterday to pick him up to go to the vet and I noticed that his parts (sorry I know I'm a jerk for not getting him neutered) were really red. Obviously, he's been licking. So, turns out it's a skin infection. I don't know whether my vet was in a bad mood or what, but he talked to me like I was some kind of idiot. He said that that happens when the dog gets groomed and not dried properly! I looked at him like What?? This has NEVER happened before and the dog's been in and out of the pool, etc.
Now I have to put cream on his you-know-whats and try to keep him from licking himself, and he's on antibiotics.