Dog Belly and Leg Fold Rash
by Jim & Deb
(Grand Rapids, MI, USA)
Our dog has developed a rash on his belly. It started about 8 weeks ago, and we gave him prednisone which seemed to clear it up in a few days. But this time it seems worse than last time… it is covering his entire belly and his leg fold areas. He doesn’t seem bothered by these rashes… he doesn’t scratch at them or lick them.
Our four year old male American bulldog has had all of his vaccinations, is not on any meds, is in good health and is active. His diet has not changed, he gets Nutro Max dry food and Pedigree wet food (mixed together in the morning) and he hydrates well.
He sometimes lays outside in the red cedar wood chips in our back yard, and he and our other dog (a 7 yr old female American bulldog (she’s 7yrs) with no rashes) go in the creek (there are ducks in the creek area, for what it’s worth) and on their walk together.
We have had both dogs since they were pups. They are not "outside" dogs, and they are inside more than out. They will, on occasion, get a table scrap, but not very often. They also get their afternoon "snack" which is one cup of the dry food and half of a cup of Moist and Meaty.
We have read some of the advice in your website but would like your opinion and any advice you could give us.
Jim & Deb
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