by Lisa S.
(Baltimore, MD, USA)
My 8 year old, male, german shepherd has been biting, itching and scratching his groin and paws incessantly for a few days and I noticed today while giving him a belly rub that he had a rash all over his belly that is VERY itchy.
His diet has not changed, he is not taking any meds and has not been around any other dogs or animals. We bathe him as needed (not usually more than once a month) with an oatmeal soap-free shampoo.
He has had a normal medical history with only a fatty tumor removal about two years ago. He has developed two sores that are scabbed over on the top of his left front paw. I haven't performed any interventions at this time as I didn't notice a rash and was planning on mentioning the itching at his annual vet visit in April.
Thank you for your help, please let me know if you need more information.
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