Our Dog Has These Spots On His Groin Area, And Does Not Itch Them. Picture Is Attached. Can You Help?


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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
With anything that is causing concern about your dog you should seek medical advice from your vet immediately.

Spots and skin rashes on dogs can mean a number of things and vary from very serious to very mild. It could simply be flea or mosquito bites or it may be something a lot more serious. You could try giving some oral Benedryl (diphenhydramine) at a dose of 1 mg/lb 2-3 times daily. You can also use a thin film of cortaid, or neosporin on the lesions. This may help calm them down.

It could also be staph infection. Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localised collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When Staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills and low blood pressure.

When the bacteria enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs, a number of serious infections can occur. Spread of the organisms to the bloodstream is known as bacteremia or sepsis. As stated earlier it is best to take your dog straight to the vet as they will be able to confirm what is wrong is your dog.
Melissa Profile
Melissa answered
I cannot see much in the picture. But you may want to take him to a vet. It could just be infection, an allergic reaction, or it could be worse. My advice would be to take him to the vet. Hope this helps
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Anonymous commented
My dog is a sheppard mix that has very similar looking red marks around her belly area. Shes already been to vets and simply has allergies, they are a symptom for her (she doesn't itch that area).

I would always recommend to go to a vet as first line of action, you wouldn't assume with a child's health you shouldn't do the same for your pets.

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