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Skin Rash on Belly - Skinfold Dermatitis

by Jeff
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)


Our female dog developed a red rash on her belly. She is not scratching or licking the area.


The margins are well defined and there are no bumps.

There have been no changes in her diet recently and she has had no allergies in the past.

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Mar 13, 2010
My Online Vet Response to Skin Rash on Belly
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman


Hi Jeff,
From the photo, the 'rash' on your dog's belly appears to be a mild skinfold dermatitis. This type of irritation/inflammation of the skin, occurs in areas where the skin is folded, such as around the mouth, in breeds such as Boxers, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, etc, or under the neck in Bassett Hounds or Blood Hounds, or in overweight dogs where the skin comes together in a fold.

In your dog's case, I would suggest a cleanliness program to help remove surface bacteria in this area by bathing the skin fold area with a mild baby shampoo two times per week for about 3 weeks.

Dry the area very well, and then apply an astringent like witch hazel, or even some apple cider vinegar, on a daily basis. Next you must start her on an exercise and diet program.

Find a holistic veterinarian in your area by clicking on Alternative Care, under Health/Wellness in the column on the left. Then scroll down to find a vet in your area. Not only will the veterinarian help your dog lose weight, but will provide information on improving her health overall. Improving her diet and keeping her trim will help her live a long, healthy and happy life!

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

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- 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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