If you are not concerned enough about the rash to take your pet to the vet, there are a few things you can do to try and sort out the problem yourself. First, there are many factors that can contribute to a rash on a dog. Things such as natural allergies to something in the environment, to its dog food, or bites from insects such as ticks, lice and fleas can all be contributors to a rash.
Dog worms can also be a reason for a rash as well as medication. If your pet has just started taking a medication, which seems timed with the rash outbreak, you should call your vet and ask to have your pet taken off that particular medication for a few days. Keep a watchful eye on the rash and see if there are any improvements.
Bathing your dog and treating it with a flea product like Frontline will help determine if the rash is due to insects. If this does not work, try de-worming your pet or even changing their pet food.
For instant rash relief there are a few simple at home products you can use to help your dog.
Things such as coconut oil, milk of magnesia or aloe Vera gel or cream will help alleviate the itching. If you do not have any of these things in your home, try mixing a little baking soda and water together. Gently rub this on your dog’s rash then rinse the area and rub in some oil.
It is important to remember to stop your pet from scratching the area too much and possibly making it worse. If the rash does not show any signs of clearing up, you should head to your local veterinarian for professional advice.
I would say give your dog a good bath with some good tea treat shampoo, made for animals you can get at a health shop. Also depends how many dogs you have. If you have more you have to them all. And get a tea tree lotion and apply. Then get yourself some Frontline use the "spot on" not he spray. Wait three full days before you treat her.
Because it is on the belly and arm pits and not on the back(where you will treat with the "spot on") Keep treating her with the tea tree lotion.
Now have treated her for fleas. Which will not irated her any more. And you keep on treating her belly area. Always keep and eye on her progress. If the rash increases then you have no option but to her to the vet.
Remember treat your your carpets for fleas as well. If the dog sleeps in the house. And the areas where the dog spends most of her time.
Check with your veterinarian if she may have a food allergy. Our Weimaraner suffered with a horrible rash on her stomach and the inside of her thigh. We removed all grains from her diet, she eats duck and potato food now. We also stopped giving her any kind of dog treats with wheat flour in them. She is 100 % improved. Also, Gold Bond powder on the rash daily helped it heal.
My dog doesn't have fleas but I am noticing red spots on her belly and legs only they r pretty big and kind of look like ring worm. They get big and then go away but leave a scar. Please let me know what I need to do I have a newborn and don't want him to get something if it's contagious.. Thank you
My jack russel is 4 mo old he has a rash under right front leg and and back leg and around his left eye is red but he has pink looking skin but he has a rash but he does not have fleas. What should I try to treat him with would love to help him stop scratching. Ty
Whatever she's around, and laying on, must not agree with her. Change her bedding, and spray your yard/house for fleas. You may think that you don't have any, but the way the weather's been the past 10 years, the doggone things are really hard to keep away. If that doesn't work, then change the soap that you use to bathe her with.
Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. I am concerned your dog has an underlying disease that affects the skin and has led to secondary infections. Dachshunds can get hypothyroidism, Cushing's disease, allergies, and have several primary skin disorders that can cause hair loss. These diseases make the skin vulnerable to secondary infections from bacteria, yeast, and mites. Infection is likely the cause of the odor. Your veterinarian can run some screening bloodwork and run several tests on the skin for mites, bacteria, and yeast. Medical treatment will be aimed at treating your dog's underlying medical condition and symptomatic care to make hime feel better and stop itching.
She has allergies. You can take her to the vet and they can run tests to tell you what kind of allergy she has (airborne, contact or food) but its expensive. It is allergy season for dogs and humans alike. Depending on her weight you can give her adult benadryl every 8 hrs to suppress the symptoms but it can only do so much for her. If you have the money take her to the vet. Remember, you are her parent and are the only one who can help her seek treatment.
I use hydro cortisone on my dachshunds spots. They clear up quicker that the meds that I get from the vets office and pay a fortune for, just be careful not to let dog clean/lick the ointment off
If your dog wears a harness or a coat on walks, it usually tends to rub that area.
Don't worry, try and think of a way to sooth it. It should go in a couple of weeks.
It might be due to some fleas on an infection. You need to take her to the vet a have a complete check up. Because it might cause a serious trouble in future.
It is possible that he go into some ants. It is also possible that he is getting mange. If it is ants, they will heal on their own. If it is mange, it is a skin mite that is contagious to humans and will cause scabbies in humans. You can take motor oil and rub all over you dog let it set for about 10 minutes (making sure your dog doesn't' lick it) then bathe him with doggie shampoo. If it is mange, the oil will suffercate them. If they are little red bumps, I would be willing to bet he go into some ants.