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My dog is nursing and has red rash on stomach and now

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My dog is nursing and has red rash on stomach and now puppies got it on their tummies their 6weeks old
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Soupy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Soupy?
Customer: That's all thanks, ***** ***** putting anti-fungal cream on because she's not nursing anymore, but wondering if she also needs an antibiotic
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, these rashes tend to be bacterial in nature. Often they are actually Staph infections from the normal skin flora. Therefore, the anti-fungal cream won't likely be of benefit. So, if the areas of rash are small we would want to salt water bathe the skin and apply OTC antibiotic cream 2-3 times daily. Though if the rashes are diffuse and since pups cannot be trusted not to lick topical treatments off, we'd want to consider a check with their vets for a short course of antibiotics to nip this in the bud for them.

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Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. B.