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My dog has these round dry, scaly patches all over him. under

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My dog has these round dry, scaly patches all over him. under his arm and stomach is red bumps, some with pus pockets. I also noticed that areound his anal are , he had dry scaly skin with pus poclets.What could this be, and what treatments do i need to do with him at home or is this requires a vet?

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1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he itchy?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It has been off and on for like a month. we thought he was stressed due to us moving. It seems like it does itch because if i am peting him and scratching him he seems to like it when i rub the "areas"

1- How often do you bath him?

2- What do you use to bath him?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I use oatmeal shampoo that I buy from our vet. I bath him about every two to 3 weeks..he is inside dog and goes out to play n lay on the ground


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

The areas on his back and chest are red and inflammed and the ones on his tummy are red like aint bites.





That is a good shampoo and reasonable amount of time for a bath. The lesion you describe above are consistent with a bacterial infection (superficial pyoderma). These infections do not go away normally with antibacterial baths alone. They need to be treated with oral antibiotics for at least 2-3 weeks. Or, there is the potential for spreading deeper into the tissue and becoming more complicated. I would recommend you have your vet take a look and start him on oral antibiotics. In the meantime, pick up a shampoo called Chlorhexiderm and bath him 2-3 times a week for 2 weeks with chlorhexiderm shampoo.


If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.


Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can I go to a pet store and pick this up or a veternarian..
Yes, or any antibacterial shampoo with the ingredient "chlorhexidine." You do not need a prescription and all pet store will carry a shampoo with chlorhexidine which is the active antibacterial ingredient in Chlorhexiderm.
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