Red and Weepy Dog Skin Rash on Back
My 2 year old newfie/blue heeler cross has developed a really red and weepy rash on his back.
We noticed about 4 weeks ago a similar one on his should blade but it cleared up.
We then noticed a lot of "mosquito bites" on his back last week. He was going nuts itching and liking and chewing on his back which resulted in this lovely sore on his lower back that you can see in the picture.
He does not have fleas (we have checked multiple times).
We shaved him down when we noticed the sore (and because it's been very hot here).
A few more things to note:
1) We got him in April and did change his food to the Kirkland (Costco) brand, but we've been supplementing it with Fish Oil. We changed him over slowly and he was on Summit 3 meat before that. We thought it would be easier for him to eat what our other dogs eat, but we can go back to Summitt if you think that may be the problem.
2) I have put Aloe and polysporin on the wound (hence the kinda weepy look) as far as I can tell there's no infection, but I can't seem to get the aloe off to not be swayed by the greenish color it gives off. There is no putrid smell.
3) We have been taking him to the lake since this happened so he can swim and let it soak... I don't know if that's a good idea or not...
4) He is wearing a cone currently to try and get him to stop licking at it
5) He was into the vet when we first got him to get all his shots and a round of dewormer as well as Advantage.
Hopefully this will help.
Thanks in advance
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