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My dog has itchy nipples, what is it

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He itches with his back paws and his nipples are all raw and red.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
There are a large number of things this could be from a contact allergy with a rug cleaner or lawn chemical, to an infection, or to mange mites etc.
You can read about skin allergies here
and other skin issues here
You can try rinsing the area off with cool water and then using neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment on the sore areas.
You can see if some Benadryl will help the itching too. You can read here about dose info
Those are just home first aid help until you can see a vet with him.
Hope this helps you!