(Closed) My Puppy Has a Rash

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dog got a rash that started as a couple spots and spread across her belly. It turned out to be staph, and it cleared up by bathing her everyday with a prescription shampoo and an oral antibiotic from the vet. Aside from the rash, she was also drinking (and peeing) more than usual, which the vet said was another sympton of staph.

I have no idea if this is what your dog may have, but a rash can be a sign of something more serious. Of course, it could also be nothing, but I would go to a vet to be safe.

My vet also said it’s bad to put a bunch of creams or antiseptics (we were using hydrogen peroxide for her infected spay scar) on your dog’s skin and advised we use a wet washcloth to clean any infected areas.

Post # 4
336 posts
Helper bee

If it doesn’t resolve within the next few days, go to the vet. It could be skin mites (common, and usually noted in younger dogs). Hairloss around the eyes is common.Keep an eye out for any other patches of hairloss elsewhere on the body too.

Do not apply any ointments or meds to that area if they are not meant to be applied to the eye, to avoid causing eye damage.

Post # 5
4371 posts
Honey bee

It sounds like it could be ringworm. Don’t touch the spot and take your dog to the vet if it doesn’t start getting better in a a day or two.

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