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Small mixed dog. Skin irratation, Cedar. 3, Real strong

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small mixed dog . Skin irratation
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cedar . 3
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cedar?
Customer: Real strong smell . Red Skin inside of back legs.
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Have not seen any .
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

I am so sorry no one has assisted you all today and that Cedar has this skin irritation

I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam to determine the underlying cause and more aggressive ways to control the symptoms. Especially with the strong odor which likely indicates infection

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours for itch/ chewing. It may cause mild sedation initially
- Oatmeal-based dog shampoo daily to control the itch and reduced redness with ten minutes contact time before rinsing. This will help to soothe the skin and if there is a contact allergy it will rinse away the allergen
- Begin a fish oil supplement with 1000 mg EPA & DHA daily. This will help skin and coat health but can take 2-4 weeks to take full effect
- Ensure you are feeding a high quality diet with no by products which can cause itchiness and redness in some dogs
- New chewing nor licking so using a sock, t-shirt, or cone to prevent these which can cause further irritation to the area

I hope this information makes sense and gives you a starting point for how to control his symptoms. Please let me know how else I can assist you both this evening

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!