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Experience:  20 years in private practice and attending veterinarian Missouri State University.
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do dogs get rain rot and how do you treat it

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do dogs get rain rot and how do you treat it
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. MD Stafford replied 7 years ago.
Dogs do not get the classic rain rot like horses do but they do get fungal skin infections. Treatment is with fungal shampoos and antifungal antibiotics.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

this has just appeared after two days of playing in the rain, what would appear that fast and where do i get those shampoos


Expert:  Dr. MD Stafford replied 7 years ago.
It can appear fast but likely is just a staph infection. Medicated shampoos are available at many locations some will be prescription some will be over the counter. I would start with an over the counter chlorhexiderm shampoo and go from there. Bathe daily but if it looks like it is spreading then get to your vet as soon as possible.
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