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Can you describe the dragging behavior?
Is her front up and he rear legs being dragged?
Or is her front down and rear up?
How long has she been hunching her back?
Is she jumping? Does she climb stairs fine?
How long have you had Mindee?
Is she spayed?
There are a few possibilities. One would be fleas and ticks which would take a little time for the medication to resolve the problem. The fleas tend to bite when dying and make her itchy. However, an allergy condition might also be to blame. Allergies can be to any number of things and on the belly with no other itchy areas might be a contact allergy to a cleaning product or grass. Read more on allergies here:
Then there might be a skin condition such as staph dermatitis or yeast dermatitis. These skin conditions are generally seen with allergies. Staph usually occurs on the lower regions of your pet and tends to have small pimple type bumps. Shampoo containing Chlorhexiderm and/or Oatmeal can help with this condition. Yeast typically shows as a greasy area that has a sweet musty odor. Sometimes the skin can become inflamed, darker and thickened due to itching. Yeast likes areas such as between toes, armpits and ears. Selsun Blue Shampoo can help with Yeast dermatitis. When shampooing, lather and leave on 15 minutes before rinsing. These shampoos are not meant to be a cure, just a relief until your pet can see a Vet. Benadryl can be given to your dog, the dose is up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours for itching due to allergies.
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