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My puppy miniature schnauzer has a rash right above her

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Hello! My puppy miniature schnauzer has a brown rash right above her vagina. It doesn’t look painful but she drags her vagina on the ground from time to time.

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

Mari

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

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Thank you. Rashes in this area are commonly due to a condition we affectionately call "puppy pyoderma". In Mari's case, I am concerned that there may be a secondary fungal infection here too based on the appearance. It appears that her vulva may be swollen, so this might explain why she's been dragging herself on the ground (if she's experiencing intense itching). At home, you can give 1-2mg/pound of body weight of benadryl orally every 8-12 hours. I do think it would be wise for Mari to have an examination and determine if she needs a course of antibiotics/antifungal medication. You can also begin bathing her weekly with an antimicrobial/antifungal shampoo like this one: https://www.chewy.com/malaseb-medicated-shampoo-dogs-cats/dp/119232?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Malaseb&utm_term=&gclid=CjwKEAjwqIfLBRCk6vH_rJq7yD0SJACG18frsOmRpqA8BrRe2aihjlYktye6TvT5y11bkW1LEMHICBoC89Tw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds I would try to keep her from dragging her vulva on the ground, if possible.

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It's hard to tell if this is pigmentation or not but Mynx's vulva doesn't look as swollen as the picture of Mari. It would be a good idea to have both girls checked for good measure if they're both dragging their vulvas on the ground.

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