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Dog has red bumpy rash on stomach wont stop scratching

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Rhyswebdev, Aug 3, 2019.


  1. Rhyswebdev

    Rhyswebdev PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I'm new here and registered because my dog has recently came up with a extremely red rash on his belly, it is bumpy and he has scratched so much he made himself bleed. He also has a small bite mark from (flea, mosquito, I dont really know) because he has scratched it too much

    I can't get to the vets until Monday but wondering if anyone has had something similar with their dogs? Really worried!

    Edit: I've read not to ask for vet advice on here, but I guess I'm not? I'm just asking if anyone has had something similar?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Can you find a way to stop him scratching until you get to the vet - put a cone on him?
     
  3. Rhyswebdev

    Rhyswebdev PetForums Newbie

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    I wish but it doesn't stop him scratching his belly. So I put a tshirt on him to deter it but then worried he might get too hot so took it off
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    If he’s that bad I’d try and get him seen today tbh otherwise he might cause serious damage/infection to himself.

    He must be extremely uncomfortable too.

    Failing that, a bath in Hibiscrub or soothing shampoo to ease the itch, hopefully.
     
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  5. Woah

    Woah PetForums Member

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    Piriton May help relieve some of the itching, and can be given to dogs.
     
  6. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Just a word on Piriton - Dogs metabolise antihistamines differently from humans so you can't just dose by doing the maths if you know what I mean.
     
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    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

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    Try keeping him cool and calm. Heidi used to have a seasonal allergy. I found she itched more when she was hot or excited. Coolmat, ice cold bandana(or improvise). Oatmeal bath.
    Ice cubes/frozen water bottles in front of a fan blowing on him....
     
  8. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Definitely give him a Piriton, if it's an allergic reaction you should see at least some relief.
     
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