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Skin Rash - Numerous Possibilities

by Vivian
(California, USA)

My dog is scratching and licking himself a lot and I can see his skin is red.

Is there anything I can do to get rid of it without going to the vet?

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Jan 06, 2010
Online Response to Skin Rash
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Vivian,
Your question is a tough one to answer without knowing more details about your dog, and especially without a photo. The things that can cause a dog to scratch, and make the skin red are very numerous. Fleas, inhaled allergies, contact allergies, food allergies, toxins, side effects from vaccinations, shampoos/dips,emotional stress, and so on.

I would need to know your dog's breed, his age, how long the problem has been occurring, did it start after a shampoo or grooming, change of diet, after a move to a new house, etc. For general information about skin issues, see our Dog Skin Conditions page

I would strongly advise going to a veterinarian for a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, then a decision can be made for the best treatment. A conventional veterinarian will concentrate only on the skin problem. A holistic veterinarian will check everything about your dog, from the diet that you feed him, to his home environment, his vaccination history, to what kind of shampoo you use.

Check out our page on Alternative Care, by clicking on Alternative Care in the left column under Health/Wellness. (or click here)

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the picture you submitted. The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

Related Pages:
- Dog Skin Conditions,
- Dog Itchy Skin,
- Dog Skin Rash,
- Dog Skin Allergies,
- Ask a Vet Online Library - Dog Skin Rashes, Marks, Spots, Lesions & Patches (including itchy skin and mange) Section

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