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Ur dog has a red rash on his belly, hot spots, and not

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ur dog has a red rash on his belly, hot spots, and not eating.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: our oscar 7
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about oscar?
Customer: no
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Our dog , not ur
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 17 days ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 17 days ago.

How long has he had this rash?
Could you take a picture of it and post it here as an attachment?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
several days and no I can't I am at work. gave him a bath yesteday with medicated shampoo and treated\ with hot spot treatment. hes not digging at that nay more but he is still chewing at his hot spots and has not eaten since yesterday.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 17 days ago.

Ok no problem.

It sounds like there is probably a secondary skin infection on top of an allergic type rash. These can lead to a fever. That fever can cause the decreased appetite that you're seeing.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 17 days ago.

I would probably try to get him seen so they can start some antibiotics. I typically use Cephalexin. It's effective and inexpensive. I also like to clip and clean the hot spots to get the hair off them. This helps them to heal a lot faster.

In the mean time, you can use Benadryl for the itching. The dose in dogs is anywhere from 1-2 mg per lb body weight. It can be given every 6-8 hours, as needed.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 15 days ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary

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