Round Peeling Red Patches On Dog's Stomach, Inner Thighs & Chest
Large view of how far dog rash has spread
My dog first began having a rash on her stomach area about 8 or 9 months ago. The rash started on her hind quarters/back of thighs and looks more like round peeling areas of skin, the peeling skin patches are all over her stomach inner thighs and chest. Some of them look somewhat like they have pus in them.
She doesn’t lick excessively, however I have caught her licking her stomach and potty areas a few times. She still scratches her face occasionally and nibbles on the outside of her rear legs. It really does not seem to bother her.
When the rash first started I took her to the vet. The vet asked if anyone in the family had started showing signs of rashes on their skin and when we said no she said it could possibly be mange and did a swab test on the rash.
The test came back negative so she said it was a bacterial infection and prescribed her Cephalexin to get rid of it. The medicine worked and the rash went away in about a week.
A few months later the rash came back so I took her to the vet again they said she is probably allergic to her food. At the time I was feeding her Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food.
She was having problems with her poop being too soft and watery so the vet said that could be caused by her food being
to rich for her. They prescribed more Cephalexin and I changed her dog food to Nutro Max Adult Dry Dog Food.
The medicine made the rash go away and her poop went back to normal because of the food change.
About 2-3 weeks ago the rash began to return. It was not as bad as it is in the pictures so I gave her the little medicine I had left from the second vet visit and it got a little better until recently.
Within the last week the rash has begun to spread and look worse however it still does not seem to bother her. I haven’t changed anything in her diet in the last week and haven’t made any serious changes to her environment.
Yesterday I tried feeding her chicken breasts and plain rice to see if that helped at all however the rash is still like it is in the pictures.
Her activeness has not changed throughout this whole process she is still as hyper and loving as when I first got her.
Since I have had her I have had her I have been using febreze for carpets on my room floor however I haven’t used it in the last few weeks.
She is on K9 advantix 2 for the last 3 months.
She is a 1 and a half yr. old Yellow Labrador Retriever. I have had her since she was 2 months old. She is spayed and has all of her shots.
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