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Dog Rash on Stomach

by Heather Sparks
(Poteet,Texas, USA)

My Yorkie is a 5 months old female. She has a rash on her lower stomach: it is red, in the shape of circles, and where she scratches (she scratches a lot) the rash has turned white.

Is there anything I can put on it?

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May 29, 2010
My Online Vet Response to Dog Rash on Stomach
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Heather,
From your description of the rash on her lower stomach: it is red, in the shape of circles, and where she scratches, she scratches a lot. This is caused by a bacterial infection.

It is not contagious to humans or other dogs. There is not a simple cream or ointment to be applied, since dogs/puppies will lick their skin, therefore not allowing the cream or ointment to work. Basically, it is a matter of good hygiene, and correcting the imbalance that caused your puppy to be susceptible to the infection in the first place.

Diet, vaccinations, change in environment/emotions and/or surgery to be spayed are a few of the conditions that can cause it. Check this page on our site for more information: Dog Skin Conditions

Bathe her with a mild baby shampoo once a week, for about 3 weeks. And find a holistic veterinarian in your area to confirm the problem.

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Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Aug 04, 2012
by: Anonymous

I have a 1 year old Pekingese and she has a rash on her stomach. It was red now it's turning black and in circles. What should I do?

Aug 05, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog Rash on Stomach
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Dear Anonymous,

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