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Dog has a bad rash, Sophia, 2 years old, Sophia, Her energy level has drop

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She has a bad...

She has a bad rash

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Sophia, 2 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Sophia

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sophia?

Her energy level has drop

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am sorry to hear your dog has this rash.

I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam to determine the underlying cause and more aggressive ways to control the symptoms which very likely will include oral antibiotics

-No licking! If this area is reachable then please put a t-shirt on or a cone to prevent her from reaching the area. Licking introduces oral bacteria to the area and can increase risk of inflammation and infection

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours for itch. It may cause mild sedation initially
- Oatmeal-based dog shampoo three times weekly to control the itch with ten minutes contact time before rinsing. This will help to soothe the skin and if there is a contact allergy it will rinse away the allergen
- Begin a fish oil supplement with 1500 mg EPA & DHA daily. This will help skin and coat health but can take 2-4 weeks to take full effect
- Ensure you are feeding a high quality diet with no by products which can cause itchiness and rashes in some dogs
- I prefer to not apply salves or ointments because it traps in moisture to the area and reduces healing or delays healing time. If needed you can put a very thin layer of a triple antibiotic on the area after cleaning

I hope this information makes sense and gives you a starting point for how to control his symptoms. Please let me know how else I can assist you both

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