Red Raw Patches of Hairless Skin on Dog
About three weeks ago we started noticing that our one and a half year old Nehi St. Bernard, Tommy, had a bunch of dry skin lumps all over his back. When we looked closer the dry skin was coming off along with the hair leaving red swollen areas that eventually dry up.
The spots are concentrated on his back with a few smaller spots in other areas such as one on his neck and one under an armpit. His face has also been affected. We have also noticed the inside of ears are dry and red as well.
We recently changed dog foods from Iams to 4 Health chicken and rice formula. We made the switch slowly so as not to affect our pup as bad.
He has never had any health problems in the past. We were thinking a possible allergic reaction so we switched from the chicken and rice formula to the salmon and potato formula of the same brand. There has not been a great deal of difference though we only went to the salmon a few days ago
Tommy is an indoor pup only really going out to eliminate and exercise, otherwise he is quite spoiled. We have ruled out fleas or mites at this point as we have three other pets, our Chihuahua Gracie, cat Peaches and Budgie Buddy, none of whom are suffering from these spots.
Tommy is still energetic and his demeanor has not changed much other than he seems to want a bit more attention than normal. I hope this provides enough details to at least give us somewhat of an idea of what our poor pup is dealing with.
Thank you for your time.
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