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My dog has a rash on his groin and stomach area. It is pink

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My dog has a rash on his groin and stomach area. It is pink with red spots. It appears he has scratched it to the point of breaking the skin on his stomach. He is a very large breed dog and lives soley outside. I have noticed his scratching for some time, but the groin area was only a little red then. He is two years old.
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Dog Specialist: CriticalCareVet, Veterinarian replied 5 years ago
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1) Is the area spreading?

CriticalCareVet :

2) Is he on any medication such as flea / tick prevention?

CriticalCareVet :

3) Has your vet evaluated the area?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Yes, I was having problems.

1)Yes, the redness seems to be spreading from when I first noticed it. The red spots are new too.

2) We had a flea collar on him about 2 months ago because we noticed his scratching and thought he may have fleas. He doesn't presently have a flea collar on now.

3) No we have not seen a vet about this.

Dog Specialist: CriticalCareVet, Veterinarian replied 5 years ago
Are there other pets around?

IF yes - are there similar signs?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Yes, we have a female 2 year old, Malamute cross who may be pregnant right now. She has thick fur and it is hard to see anything, but she is not scratching like Sully.
Dog Specialist: CriticalCareVet, Veterinarian replied 5 years ago
With your history - causes to consider would include:
- Bacterial skin infection
- Fleas
- Mites (Sarcoptic Mange)

Often in these cases, an easy way to differentiate the causes above is a good physical examination and a skin scraping (LINK HERE) to look at under the microscope.

If a bacterial skin infection is diagnosed, either primary or secondary, antibiotics will be used.


While we then are able to give direct therapy for the specific cause above based on the evaluation and testing, other options we consider to help in with the signs of discomfort include:

1) Special shampoo formulas, such as an oatmeal shampoo or other soothing shampoos.
EXAMPLE 1
EXAMPLE 2

2) Antihistamines such as Benadryl (LINK HERE) can also be considered.

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