(Closed) Dog owner or veterinary bees–need help with dog rash (pic)

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ouch, that looks quite uncomfortable … if it were my dog, I would take him to the vet soon (like at the soonest urgent appointment, not the emergency vet though).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

have you changed his diet? or have food allergies?

I think you should take him to the vet as soon as you can. That looks pretty itchyuncomfortable. I would NOT make him wait. Bacterial infections can also look like this. The sooner its treated, the better!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Probably just dermatitis http://www.recoverysa.com/dermatitis_pro.htm

It’s not overly serious, but not comfortable either and he probably itchy there. I believe skin rashes are particularly common in pits.

I would call the vet in the morning and describe it to them and make an appointment. Usually they can get you in within a day or two.

BTW – I’m not a vet – just worked with animals and vets for a number of years and have spent a crazy amount of time researching and studying animals (specifically dogs)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That looks pretty red–and there is that purpley bit down near the left corner. I feel a lot like you do about taking dogs to the vet for every little thing, but I agree with PPs, a vet should look at that one.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Did he have this before the food switch?

Blue Buffalo is pretty popular but I know a few ppl whose dogs had bad skin reactions to eating it.

I still say get it looked at! Hopefully its just something simple as switching his food back from BB

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No problem!

Keep us updated!!!! and give him a hug 🙂 haha

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

 a hot spot?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Pits do have allergies just like Shephards.  All of our family pits had one allergy or another due to food.  Our work Dog Whisper who own pits suggested Avoderm food.  Also check out the Pit Bull boards to see if they can offer tips.  I was able to do this for our Shep and her progress has increased significantly w/out any drugs.  To solve our problem, it meant new dog food, mixing dry w/ wet, fish oil, and some peanut butter.   

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Looks like a hot spot, i would take him to the vet so they can shave it, and maybe get you some antiboitics. Also the best prevention is to keep him from licking so you might have to get him a party hat aka E collar. or use some doggie bitter orange around it. Im not a Vet but I am a Vet Tech. But I agree a Vet can help you best, but I wouldnt say its an emergency.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree that it looks like a hot spot. You can put something cool on it to help sooth it and take him to the vet to get something topical for it.  Not an emergency, though!

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