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My dog does not do well at the vet's, but she gets a wicked rash every summer. It is red and scaly and seems uncomfortable. Instead of a trip to the vet (which involves sedation for her, and frayed nerves for me), I tried applying athlete's foot cream daily, then put an old T-shirt on her to keep her from ingesting the medicine. It clears up this rash quite effectively.
The shirt probably keeps her from scratching herself raw and places a barrier between her and the grass/bugs that might have caused the rash.
By jules78 from PA
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My dog has a brown rash in between his legs. I have no idea what it is, does anyone know?
By Briana from Escondido, CA
Can't tell without seeing it. Sounds like allergy. Very healing and natural is willards water xxx in spray. No poison flea shampoo. That collects in liver and kidneys.check internet for dosage of WW xxx in drinking water. i order the real stuff from qualified distributor drugstore.com. Do not order from yahoos who have already diluted the concentrate. 2 ounces of concentrate into gallon of good water. See my previous posts for borax in carpets should you have flea problem.
Hello, Your Veterinarian will certainly know. Please take your fur baby in for a checkup. Good luck
I agree with K9cats. Take him to the vet.
Our dog had a rash that never bothered her but would not go away. We took her to the vet. It turned out that she hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid. Good luck.
Boil peelings of 4 potatoes on the stove for 20 min.
Drain and cool. Spray water on dog's stomach.
It worked for the scaley, itchy patch on my horse at the base of his tail. I got this remedy from an old horseman. Worth a try.
My Beagle has had skin problems since I got her. Now she has inflamed feet and boil kinda things on her feet and one on her nose. Please help.
Your poor very uncomfortable dog! Vet treatment can be expensive, however, letting a medical problem continue without proper medical treatment will only become more expensive and your dog's problem will continue to worsen.
Please take her to your vet now to assess the problem and start treatment to relieve her suffering!
Definitely take her into the vet. The boils may need antibiotics and there may be other infections.
My Chow Chow had a very bad skin condition around the first of the year. We tried to treat it at home and she wound up very sick indeed. We wound up shaving her entirely, treating a very bad ear infection, goopy eyes and several hot spots that she couldn't leave alone. She had to wear her cone regularly for weeks. It was much more expensive and difficult than if we had gone in when it first became a problem.
We are now shampooing her regularly (1x month) with medicated shampoo and keeping her well brushed. We are also on top of her flea medications, which seem to be her trigger for hot spots.
Good luck, I hope your dog is feeling better soon. It was so hard to see my Honey without her happy spirit and spunk.
I am curious if I can put the mineral directly on my dog's coat?
You didn't tell us what the mineral is, so it is hard to say. Be sure to check with a Vet. You need to know what you are treating to choose the right medicine. Don't experiment with your dog, you could end up with a bigger Vet bill by choosing badly. Not to mention the possible pain for your dog.
My female Bassett hound has developed a rash all over her belly. It is the first year she has ever had this. She is eating the same food and drinking the same water. All of a sudden she has red blotches and bumps on her belly and under her little arms.
I took her to the vet and he said that he has had 10 other Bassett hounds like this but failed to know the answer. He was going to call a dermatologist for pets but I have not heard a response. I live in the deep south and the heat is very hot. I have tried everything: calamine lotion, triple antibiotic and others.
Does anyone a home remedy that is affective.
Thanks and help please,
My basset developed a very similar rash. I tried many things but finally found that giving him one benadryl 25 MG tablet twice a day took it away and also cleared up his eye gunk and a ras under his neck. It has because a part of his daily diet.
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My female Bassett hound has developed a rash all over her belly. It is the first year she has ever had
this. She is eating the same food and drinking the same water. All of a sudden she has red blotches and bumps
on her belly and under her little arms.
I took her to the vet and he said that he has had 10 other Bassett Hounds like this, but failed to
know the answer. He was going to call a dermatologist for pets, but I have not heard a response. I live
in the deep south and the heat is very hot. I have tried everything: calamine lotion, triple antibiotic,
Does anyone a home remedy that is affective.
Thanks and help please.
My sister has a Beagle with the same problem. Her vet says it is allergies and she now gets weekly shots.
Mandy, the Beagle, is much happier and no longer has a red belly. (06/16/2005)
I melt some shea butter and add a drop or two of tea tree oil, let it cool and then rub it on my dog's
belly. The shea butter is soothing for allergies and the tea tree oil is a great natural antiseptic.
Just a thought that may be helpful; could it be a plant allergy? Basset hounds are not very high off the
ground and maybe she is walking through long grass and weeds. In Australia we have a weed called
Salvation Jane or Patterson's Curse. It is known to give dogs a rash and they can lose the hair on their
muzzles temporarily when it's in flower from sniffing through the long grass. It also gives me a rash on
my arms when weeding. Perhaps try keeping her indoors for a while with toilet outings on a lead so you
can keep her away from long grass.
A short term measure for the discomfort, to take the 'fire' out of the rash, would be 1%
hydrocortisone cream, (a light smear 3 times a day for a couple of days), which I use on myself. Not for
long term use though.
I live in TX and everyone here has allergies, even our pets! Try Benadryl to start with, 1/2 a pill at a
By suzi homemaker
My Basset has the same thing. It is a contact rash, he is allergic to cut grass. Everytime we weed-eat or
cut the grass, check out the belly, next day he has a rash. (06/24/2005)
My Basset has the same problem. The vet gave me some medicated shampoo to use and it seems to work, the
rash does not seem to bother him, but I still use the shampoo and bathe him at least once a week. I was
told that it could have to do with stuff that they use on the grass, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
Our vet just gave our little Dachshund Mishka II a spray for her scratching an its called Malaseb made by
DVM Pharmaceuticals. Their email address is:
This spray says it's also for cats and horses too. The spray cost is about
$ 8.00 for a 8 oz. spray bottle and it seems to be working. I also noticed that when she goes out in the
yard an rolls around in the grass she comes back in an starts scratching. (03/17/2006)
A very good home remedy is calendula ointment. Apply 2 times a day to infected area using a thin coat.
Also vitamin E, 100 iu, per 10lbs of body weight 1 a day along with vitamin C, 100 mg, per 10lbs of body
weight. This is an all natural remedy and it works. I have a Dachshund who gets rashes from grass on her
chest mostly in summer and after it rains. A good oatmeal bath and calendula will work. (08/19/2006)
Animax has cured any skin condition my dog has ever had. She had a rash on her armpit once that was so
difficult to get rid of, the vet even did a $200 biopsy on it. In the end, Animax ointment tube for about
$5 ended up getting rid of it. I've used it on other rashes she's gotten here and there, and it's cleared
it up well. (05/01/2007)
Our Cocker just recently had the same problem and our vet told us it was a skin infection. He gave her
antibiotics and it cleared up. (09/10/2007)
I have a 1 year old Basset with the red bumps under her armpits and I do believe it's from laying out in
the grass so much. I have had other Basset Hounds get this too and it's really not a big deal. She only
gets the bumps in the summer time when its really hot and eventually it goes away on its own. Does not
bother her, just me. There really is not much to do about it except I wash her really good on her arms
when I bathe her and just try to keep her clean because dirt can accumulate under her arms. I take a warm
and cool wash rag with some very mild soap and wash her pits. Its just a little grass allergy.
My Basset Hound has allergies too. We tried all different foods and have kept her on Benadryl. I work at
a pet hospital so we have done a lot of trial and error with her. In the end, I got her allergy tested
and not only was she allergic to grasses, pollens and mold, she was also allergic to rice! Rice is in
every dog food. I have her on a special high protein, grain free diet and she is doing a lot better. She
still has flare ups, but I rub her down at night with Stop Itch wipes and it really helps. (06/13/2008)
You can try rubbing Neem tree oil on the rash and give your dog Neem tablets. It is a natural product and
has anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal properties that help in fighting against skin
imbalances. It is also used to deter mosquitoes, fleas, flies, ticks, mites, and lice. (09/28/2008)
Rather than believing a dog is allergic to grass, I would tend to look to irritants in the home. Dogs do
most of their laying on the floor of your house, maybe chemicals in the carpet or cleaning agents used on
the floors or deodorizers, disinfectants, and such. Just seems more reasonable than an animal being
allergic to the natural world things. (11/22/2008)
You need to be very careful about what you apply topically to your dog, as they will lick and ingest
whatever you're putting on them. So if you can't take the medicine by mouth, you shouldn't be putting it
on them! Zinc ointment, for instance. (12/30/2008)
How about mites (mange)? Did they do a scraping? (02/09/2009)
My boyfriend had a dog with a rash and scabs all over it's body. I used mineral oil on it and the rash
went away. Took about 2 weeks or so, but it went away and didn't come back. Hope this helps. (08/01/2009)
My Dusty had terrible rashes that she would chew incessantly. She was to the vet, got shots, pills,
cream, but nothing helped. She had to wear a bonnet so she wouldn't chew. I tried eliminating things
one by one. I found the culprit. It was dog chewy sticks made in China. I eliminated them and she has
had no problems since. I tried once to bring them back and the rash appeared again. Hope this may help
I took my Basset to a dermatologist. I had scratch tests done. He's mostly allergic to local pollens,
dust, dust mites, and molds. The treatment is weekly medicated shampoo, leave on lotion, anti-
histamines, anti-fungals and weekly allergy shots. I hope this helps him. Other Bassets - get
dermatological help. (11/23/2009)
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