How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask ERAnimalNurse Your Own Question

ERAnimalNurse
ERAnimalNurse, Emergency Critical Care Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2302
Experience:  16+ years of veterinary experience
7788723
Type Your Dog Question Here...
ERAnimalNurse is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

can I used Calamine lotion for a dog rash

Resolved Question:

can I used Calamine lotion for a dog rash
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ERAnimalNurse replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

 

I am sorry your dog is having trouble.

 

Where is the rash?

 

How long has it been there?

 

Is your dog itchy?

 

Has he seen a vet?

 

Let me know and I will try to help...

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
he had before but keep comg back, the vet gave me panalon.Yes my dog is itchy
Expert:  ERAnimalNurse replied 4 years ago.

How long ago did the rash first appear?

 

Has your vet run any blood tests?

 

Were you given panalog ointment? How long ago?

 

Standing by to help........

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
1 month ago
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
1 month ago, we didnt have any blood test. Could I used calamine lotion
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
he had before but keep comg back, the vet gave me panalon.Yes my dog is itchy. an I try calamine lotion please send me an emal
Expert:  ERAnimalNurse replied 4 years ago.

The calamine lotion likely won't help, and could make your dog sick if ingested. When an older dog develops skin problems, it can be a symptom of illness. Dogs are considered to be geriatric at around 8 years of age, and are most commonly prone to illnesses like diabetes, kidney disease and hypothyroidism. Any one of these illnesses can cause a recurring rash and or changes in hair coat. It would be a good idea to have your dog seen again and have some blood tests run to rule out illnesses. Chances are extremely high that something you have at home is going to work when prescription medicine from the vet did not. This fact supports my suspicion that an illness could be responsible, and you will not be able to manage the rash until you find out what is causing it. Please consider some blood tests and let me know if I can be of further assistance. If this has been helpful, please hit the green accept button. Best of luck :)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what could I try to put on, and wont make my dog sick if helicks it
Expert:  ERAnimalNurse replied 4 years ago.
Other than the panalog, you are pretty limited. Everything formulated for human use has the potential to harm your dog, because it is NOT meant to be used on dogs. That added to the fact that it won't work should help you decide not to use it.
ERAnimalNurse, Emergency Critical Care Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2302
Experience: 16+ years of veterinary experience
ERAnimalNurse and 2 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
< Last | Next >
  • You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets! Linh Charleston, WV
  • $1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15 Carol Cedar Hill, MO
  • I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all! Judy New Haven, CT
  • I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers. Nina USA
  • I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!! Jasmine's Mom USA
  • Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there! Sonya G Easley, SC
  • Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge! Cathie M Pompano Beach, FL
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2534
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/Jav917/2012-2-20_54059_201221802254JoananddavidArchuleta3.64x64.jpg Joan's Avatar

    Joan

    Vet Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    4544
    Vet Tech for over 30+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/jadedangel57/2011-11-8_193134_janenewsm.64x64.jpg Jane Lefler's Avatar

    Jane Lefler

    Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst

    Satisfied Customers:

    13847
    Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/ERPetNurse/2011-11-7_1293_b.64x64.jpg Candy's Avatar

    Candy

    Veterinary Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    7108
    Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/babybloo/2011-3-10_62613_DavidandI.64x64.jpg Theresa's Avatar

    Theresa

    A Voice for Your Pet

    Satisfied Customers:

    4704
    19+ years experience in small animal medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    4430
    UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Scott Nimmo

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3977
    BVMS, MRCVS.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Dog Specialist
ERAnimalNurse
ERAnimalNurse
Dog Specialist
2302 Satisfied Customers
16+ years of veterinary experience