Skin Rash All Over Dog's Body
by Casey W.
(Ferndale, WA - USA)
Our 5 yr old black lab-Raven-seems to have some sort of rash/irritation or infection on her skin. It's most notably seen under her belly.
She has always been a licker (wet couch) & occasionally scratches. We live in WA, so fleas aren't really a problem except during the 1-2 months of warm, dry(er) weather-and we use Advantage when needed.
Today (8/3/14) was the first day that we noticed redness & has become quite noticeable anywhere on her skin.
There has been no changes to her/our regular pattern- same food, same detergents, etc. It has in the last week or two been really hot for WA standards.
The only change I can think of is my father-in-law had her at his house for 10-11 days while we were on vacation (which she's done numerous times in the past) his place is pretty "woodsy" if you will & not sure if she may have come into contact with something in his house or in the woods/pond.
I think she's might be 6 months-1yr over due for her vaccinations-so wondering if that might have to do with this. I've Google searched for a few hours now and there's just so many possibilities and so much information, it's difficult to even make a few hour "google Educated" guess what this is.
I've taken a bunch of pictures & can submit more or close-ups if needed.
Let me take the time to thank you in advance for your help!
PS: We also have a 3 year old Yorkiepoo-Tuck-and he doesn't seem to have any symptoms as he was with Raven during our vacation, and they are definitely "partners in crime" so most likely they were in and around the same environment the entire stay.
Casey & Family
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