Raised red rash inside my dog's thigh and on her stomach
by Deb M.
My five year old ridgeback/retriever mix came up with a bright red smooth and rough looking rash on the area at the crux of her thighs and belly this week. I just rolled her over and it is on her chest and armpits too.
Although she isn't scratching constantly, she is scratching/nipping/licking it frequently. She has no signs of fleas or flakiness of skin anywhere and has never had a condition like this or any other before.
Her food has not changed. No chemicals in floor cleaners, use a steamer. No new laundry chemicals for her bed.
My daughter recently adopted a pug with a very similar rash in the same area. She was told by the previous owner that it was allergies. She visits frequently and we walk the dogs together. My dog has not visited her house in the last two weeks, but her's was here last week.
I am guessing it may be some contagious type of skin ailment?
Iwould like to know what to do to make her more comfortable and make it go away. She is too big for our tub and we usually give her outdoor baths in the summer and take her to the groomer in the winter.
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