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My dog has a red rash on spots of s body : Jordan and he is

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My dog has a red rash on spots of his body
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jordan and he is about 2 1/2 it doesn't seem to both him that much but we just got back fm Vegas and my mother n law was watching him so I'm thinkn she was feeding him we have him on a strict diet with no grain
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jordan?
Customer: No we got back last night and noticed it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Where specifically is in on his body?

Do the areas have any pustules, pimples, scaling or crusting?

Is he rubbing, licking, scratching, or itching the areas at all?

Did she give anything besides the diet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know what she gave him it is mostly under his arms and legs but sum spots on his body
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We put a come on him so he's not messin with it to much
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sum crusting in his ear and eyes
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Now the reason for my questions is because it sounds like we have an allergic dermatitis secondary to something she gave or he found with her. Though if there is crusting, there is a risk of secondary bacterial infection here.

With this in mind, you were right to put the cone on and limit his ability to introduce further infection to the irritated lesions. Further to this, we'd want to bathe these areas with a dog safe antiseptic like dilute chlorohexidine or salt water. Afterwards,make sure to pat the area dry and you can also apply an OTC antibiotic cream (ie Neosporin) twice daily to counter the infection. And to reduce his irritation, you can alternate this with OTC hydrocortisone cream as well. And for any crusting by the eyes, you can bathe these with OTC eye safe saline (ie first aid eyewash, plain contact lens solution) as needed.

Finally, since this sound allergy based, you can also try to reduce the irritation with an antihistamine. Most commonly we use Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (More Info/Dose @ A low dose (ie. 0.5-2 mg per pound of their body weight twice daily) can just be enough to reduce that allergic irritation. We like to keep the dose low, as it can cause drowsiness (just like people). And of course, this medication shouldn't be used if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medication without speaking to your vet first.

Overall, these signs do sound allergy based, so we'd want to use the above to try and counter this for Jordan. If he settles, we are happy. Though if these linger or he is very itchy, we'd want to get your local vet involved as he may need a short course of steroids and antibiotics to settle this for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We will try it thanks I've read to bath him in apple cider vinegar have u heard anything about that
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again

That is an option you can use if the rash is very diffuse, though those I noted above are just as effective and tend to smell less pungent.

Best wishes,

Dr. B

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?