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I have a Chihuahua/*****...

I have a Chihuahua/***** *****. On his under belly, his skin is reddish and dry; maybe a rash. His hair does not grow there much. Have you heard of this?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Artie. Three years approx; I got him as a 2 year old rescue.

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

Our winters are cold and snowy usually. The heated house may be dry. I put coconut oil on once; he just licked it off.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Artie's skin on the abdomen appears red and does not grow hair in that location. Is that a correct summary of the situation? Is there redness or a history of excessive itching / chewing anywhere else on the body like the feet or tail base area?

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