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How do I treat rash on back of Boston terrier?can't afford

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How do I treat rash on back of Boston terrier?can't afford Dr visut
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Boston terrier's name and age?
Customer: Tsunami,at 10 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tsunami?
Customer: No he's fine Dry skin

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he itchy?

3- Is he licking/gnawing at the rash?

4- Can you describe the appearance of the rash?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
At 1 wk

2- Is he itchy?

3- Is he licking/gnawing at the rash?

4- Can you describe the appearance of the rash?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
At 1 week,not itching,does try to bite,etc

Can you describe the appearance of the rash?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is red,kind of dry,dried blood
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can send a pic

Okay, you can post a picture on this thread.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did you receive pic yet

No I did not. Sorry. You can download the pic via the paper clip icon or the add on button next to your reply button.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is there

Yes I got it. Thanks.

Have you checked him for fleas?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't see any

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

The rash you are seeing appears like a localized infection (bacteria or fungal). This is what you can do:

1- Do not let him lick the sore or he will make it worse. If necessary, pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.

3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.

4- If no significant improvement after doing the above he will need a hands-on examination by a veterinarian and a skin scrapping as an initial screening test. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much Dr peter. Tsunami thanks you too.

You're welcome. :)

Regards ***** ***** :)

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