Rash on belly & down legs & under front leg armpits
by Chris Gibson
(Beulah, CO USA)
Rash on belly & down legs & under front leg armpits...
Boomer's approx. 10 months old, lab/pit mix, rescue dog, 67.1 pounds, we've had him since he was approx. 8 weeks. He has been very healthy.
We noticed a couple red spots by his privates on Thurs (6/3) of last week. By Sunday, I looked at him and it had spread down both hind legs.
The spots looked different, and larger, but it hasn't really bothered him as far as licking it, but that is what made me look at him on Sunday.
I took him to the vet on Monday, she gave him some antibiotics which I have not given him yet. I can't find much info on the drug, Cephalexin 500mg, for bacteria is all I can find. The vet prescribed 2 pills to be taken twice a day for three weeks and told me to give him 50mg of Benadryl for the itch every 8-12 hours.
I'm all about natural stuff and would like to have another opinion of what it is and any alternative treatment. I would also like your opinion about whether we should move forward with what our vet prescribed.
The only other thing I can think of is I feed my dogs Iams, I ran out of puppy food which was also Iams, and have I switched him over to adult food. That's the only change as far as his diet is concerned.
I have given him Benedryl a couple times, and sprayed him with Colloidial Silver tonight.
I'm very much looking forward to your opinion & thanks for your time.
Chris & Boomer
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