Red rashes on dog's belly & groin area
by Shamik Das
(New Delhi, India)
Affected Area 1
My 5 year old dog (Pranky, a Boxer) has developed red rashes on the underside of his belly and hind legs. He has also rashes and discoloration on his groin.
Since the time I got him he's had similar rashes every year at least once. But it was never so bad as it is now and did not take so long to heal (this time it's been over 5 weeks). Usually my vet gives him antibiotic shots over a period of 5 days and it heals.
He is frequently licking his groin and the underside of his hind legs and belly. He also takes time to sit down as it seems he has pain in his groin.
There has been light yellowish discharge from the affected areas in his groin.
He also seems to be distracted (usually he sleeps on the bed, but for days we've had to call him up on the bed. As he prefers to sleep on the floor and it is pretty cold now here in Delhi (India).
He has not cut down on his food - the intake is regular and no changes have been observed. However he seems to be less energetic. He has also developed reddish eyes and a runny nose which is not constant. It clears off by itself and then comes back again.
My veterinarian had given him antibiotic injections over a period of five days. And also oral tablets Bayrocin (Enrofloxacin Tablets 150mg) 1 each day, which went on with the antibiotic course. He asked me to carry it on for the next 5 days.
Under his direction I have been also applying lotion (twice daily) Spectrazole, composition -(Colobetasol Propionate BP 0.025% w/w, Ofloxacin IP 0.1% w/w and Miconazole Nitrate 2.0% w/w, Base q.s).
Reaction to medication:
I have observed that whenever I administer the tablet Bayrocin (Enrofloxacin Tablets 150mg) he usually gets drowsy. When I apply the lotion it seems to cause him immense displeasure - he gets very hyper and starts panting and roaming around the house trying to lick the infected areas.
Result Of Treatment:
He seems to have recovered after the 5th day of the antibiotic course as the rashes had disappeared from his underbelly area (though it was still there on his groin). But it came back all over on 7th day (please see pictures above). The skin on his underbelly and behind his groin had started to peel off in certain areas and also behind his groin after the 5th day of the antibiotic course.
I applied coconut oil but there was no improvement.
He is on Dog Food Eukanuba (Adult Large Breed). He has also been drinking lot of water these days.
I am very worried for him, he is the soul of my life and it gives me immense pain to see him in such a condition. I reach out to you all the way from Delhi, India with great hope, as while going through your other cases online every one seems to have gone back with a smile.
I would kindly request that if you are suggesting any form of medication please do let me know the name and composition as I doubt if I would be able to find the exact brand out here. But chances are high that I would be able to find the drug with the same therapeutic composition. The alternatives suggested by you on other cases like oatmeal, baking soda, apple cedar vinegar, Aloe Vera gel, etc would be available out here
I hope I have covered all the relevant areas - please do let me know if any additional information is required.
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