Dog Hot Spot / Rash
This is the area around his stump
My dog has a recurring hot spot/rash on his rear end that I'm hoping you can help with.
"Crash" is a Shepherd/Collie mix, neutered male, 6 years old. When he was just 8 weeks old, he was thrown from a moving car. His back right leg was smashed to pieces, but the vet tried to pin it, which failed, and resulted in amputation.
Last October, he began chewing at his anal area, and within a couple of days, his whole bum was red and raw. I took him to the vet, and she did a skin scraping to make sure there was no mange. She thought it may be allergies.
He was put on a 14 day dose of Clavamox and Venectyl P. It did help and within 2 weeks he was back to normal. Just about a month ago, I noticed he started licking at his stump, which then turned into the same thing that had happened back in October, it got all red and raw.
I took him back to the vet, and she again thought it was allergies. This time he was just put on Clavamox, not Venectyl P. I thought it was getting better, and the red spot is getting smaller, but just today I noticed the red bumps.
I thought it may be a dog food allergy
, so I've changed him from beef and chicken to lamb and fish. I did give him benedryl today and yesterday, 2 tablets both times, and it did cut him down on the licking and scratching.
I know from the past he does have a dog flea allergy
, which he had a very bad reaction from as well, but I usually have him on revolution or advantage, which his last dose was almost 2 months ago. Any ideas?
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