Red & Black Rash on Dog's Underbelly with Hair Loss
Peyton's Skin Rash
Our 3 year old golden retriever has had a recurring skin rash for the past two years. Originally it was seasonal only in the spring and vet treated with antibiotics and steroids and the rash would go away.
Recently, the rash has not gotten better, and has in fact gotten worse to include hair loss. He itches his underbelly and sometimes licks his paws.
We changed his bedding thinking he could have been allergic to something in his bed but this has not helped.
We changed his food to Iams simple and natural. He is responding well to the food, but it is not improving his rash.
Have also tried to wash him with medicated soap recommended by the vet. It helps with his itching, but no improvement in color or hair loss.
We also give him Benadryl morning and night to reduce itching and allow him to sleep. His ear infections have become more frequent since the rash has gotten worse.
We feel as if the steroids and medicated soap is only treating the symptoms and not the cause / root of the problem to make the rash disappear for good. I hope this description is enough to help!
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