Red, Itchy Rash - Superficial Pyoderma
-Dog has a very itchy rash on belly, inner back legs, tail, and back end. It has gotten progressively worse over the past week.
-6 years old
-the rash is red but not dry and flaky. I suspect it was present for a few days before I noticed it this past Saturday. She has been chewing on it when I am at work. Today there are several places where she is missing hair around her tail and anus. I have not seen any fleas. There is a possibility it is poison ivy/oak, but I don't know if it would be able spread as far as this rash has. My room is often humid as I live in the mountains and have a fish tank that evaporates quite a bit of water (fungus?).
The rash doesn't appear to be getting worse or better, and I can't stop her from chewing on herself when I'm not at home. What can I do for the rash and the hairless spots? When (if necessary) is it time to take her to the vet?
-I've given her a bath with medicated shampoo several times which helps with the itching. Also I changed her bedding after each wash.
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