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Dog has a red rash outside of the dogs private also on the

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Dog has a red rash outside of the dogs private also on the body of the dog he has like Dandrfuh on ? What should I do
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Is he itching a lot?

Any loss of hair or bald spots as a result?

Is he on flea preventative?

Any change in diet or environment such as moving?

What breed is your dog?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No but he is urinenati g alot and on and off itching
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No but he is urinenating alot and on and off itching oh he is yurrki
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.

,

 

The rash sounds like a skin dermatitis such as staph dermatitis or yeast dermatitis. These skin conditions are generally seen with allergies. Staph usually occurs on the lower regions of your pet and tends to have small pimple type bumps. Shampoo containing Chlorhexiderm and/or Oatmeal can help with this condition. Yeast typically shows as a greasy area that has a sweet musty odor. Sometimes the skin can become inflamed, darker and thickened due to itching. Yeast likes areas such as between toes, armpits and ears. Selsun Blue Shampoo can help with Yeast dermatitis. When shampooing, lather and leave on 15 minutes before rinsing. These shampoos are not meant to be a cure, just a relief until your pet can see a Vet. Benadryl can be given to your dog, the dose is up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours for itching due to allergies. You can read about allergies here: http://www.nhahonline.vetsuite.com/Templates/ContentPages/Articles/ViewArticleContent.aspx?Id=864
http://www.lbah.com/allergy.htm

 

Here is a site that goes over itching in dogs.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/itch-itch-itch-when-your-dog-can-t-stop-scratching/page1.aspx

 

Some dogs do suffer from dry skin and this would look a lot like dandruff. Fish oil capsules can help with dry skins and improve the coat as well. If your dog is drinking more and urinating more than normal, that might indicate a urinary tract infection.

Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are frequent urination, dribbling urine, blood in the urine, squatting frequently to urinate, strong odor to the urine, inappropriate urination and straining to urinate as well as an increase in fluid intake.

 

A dog with a UTI does not always show all the symptoms and typically displays 2 or 3. I believe you need to have your Vet check your dog out so it can get medication for the problem if your dog is displaying 2 or more of the above symptoms..

 

Other causes for increased thirst and frequent urination include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus, cushing, a uterine infection (called pyometra), and liver disease to name a few. You can read about this here:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/polydipsia-and-polyuria-in-dogs/page1.aspx

I hope this information is helpful to you.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am srry but honestly this is my last resource cuase I hve looked for a
free pet hospital / veterinary & I have not any lick is there something I can do ? I lost my job recently and not in the finavial
state
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am srry but honestly this is my last resource cuase I hve looked for a
free pet hospital / veterinary & I have not any luck is there something I can do ? I lost my job recently and not in the finacial
state
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am srry but honestly this is my last resource cuase I hve looked for a
free pet hospital / veterinary & I have not any luck is there something I can do ? I lost my job recently and not in the finacial
state but his redness area is on the penis area on skin.and the dry dandrfu are it seems like it has bleed before
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I know but would you know of any free petclinic s
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.

Customer,

 

I do not know of free clinics, but the following organizations may help financially.

 

Care Credit
http://www.carecredit.com
Quick application and approval for care credit card. You can sometimes apply and get approval while you are at the vet office.

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home/
Helps animals that have been abandoned or if the owner is having financial hardships

Angels 4 Animals
http://www.Angels4Animals.org
This organization offers financial aid or treatment to those pets and owners in need.

God's Creatures Ministry
http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html
Help pay Vet bills for those that need help

The Pet Fund
http://thepetfund.com/
Helps provide emergency vet care to those in need.

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