I just bathed Grayson-which is a workout to be sure. He barely fits in the tub anymore. Anyways, as I was scrubbing him I felt little bumps on his belly. I was worried--maybe ticks, I thought. I have a hard time getting to his belly-but when I did, not for long, I saw little sore looking things with dirty looking scabs coming off. They look like they are mostly healed, none are open. And the scabby things may just be flakes of dry skin coming off with a good scrub. His belly is always "dirty looking" no matter how much I wash. But he does spend alot of time laying in his favorite dirt spot outside.