Reddish skin on Groin & Bumps on other Areas
Dog's Groin - Reddish/Pinkish Skin, Smooth Texture, Feels Thin
The skin on my dog's groin area is reddish/pinkish in color, has a smooth texture and feels thin. I have not really seen him licking the area, but I have seen him licking his feet.
Some things I have tried that help but do not permanently remove the issue:
- GNC shampoo for allergies but will go back in less than a week.
- Last night I tried a human cream for itchy skin and this morning it looked better.
- I also have given him Benadryl once and it kind of cleared but I do not want to give him that everyday.
His diet now consists of Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Fish Dog Food, he just started this week plus the GNC salmon oil that I add daily in the morning (1 tbsp). Before the Natural Balance, he had the Solid Gold Sun Dancer Holistic Dog Food with Chicken and Potatoes. Every once in a while I give him plain fat free yogurt.
His weight is 21 lbs, dachshund/corgie mix. He is around 8-9 years old.
His personality has not really changed except for the excessive licking of beddings, etc and sometimes his feet.
Another thing that I have noticed on his skin is mostly all over but not too many (none on his face, mostly on his back or sides) is he will have a skin area that is raised and is almost a scab. When I try to get this off, hair comes off and underneath is a wound that does not bleed but gives off a fishy smell.
Above are a few pics of this plus the groin area.
He did have some fleas last year around the third quarter but those have disappeared.
I have had him checked with his regular vet and they could not find anything even did a test. The only thing they did was give him medicated shampoo. Also brought him to the vets at the humane society and nothing either.
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