Itchy red spot on dog's flank
by E. Lott
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA)
Rash on Dog's Left Flank
Today is the 2nd day of this "hot spot" on my dog Brodie's left flank. He started nibbling at the spot yesterday morning and by evening it was pink and had noticeable hair loss.
I put Animal Scents by Young Living (this is the shininess you see on the picture) on it a few times yesterday and have continued applying it today. It seems to alleviate the itchiness for him but today the spot is larger and is darker red and the red seems to be a bit spotty.
Five days ago I applied Sentry Fiproguard Max for flea and tick control, in between shoulder blades as directed. This is only the second month of the Fiproguard, as he used to take an oral flea preventative that I can't buy at this time (the plant that manufactures it is closed and I had to find a replacement).
We live outside Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Brodie is 7 years old and in excellent health. He eats Nutro Ultra Weight Control and milk bones.
He has access to our back yard via a dog door.
Any help diagnosing or treating is appreciated. I also have another dog who has no issue.
Thank you - this is a great website and is very helpful.
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