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Skin rash on my new dog

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Kippersmum, Aug 6, 2009.


  1. Kippersmum

    Kippersmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there

    I got my dog Kipper one week ago from a rescue shelter. He has developed a rash which is visible on his tummy since yesterday. He doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all. Since Monday he has had a booster jab at the vets, a worming tablet and his flea prevention. Could any of these have caused a side effect? Apart from his rash he is fine - enjoying being in his new pack and having a whale of a time!
    Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Kippersmum

    Kippersmum PetForums Newbie

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    Should I go to the vet or wait and see what happens?
     
  3. dobermummy

    dobermummy Banned

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    Hi,

    It could be a few things, it could be a heat rash or stress form moving again. It also could be where he has suddenly had alot of chemicals in one go and its his bodys way of coping.

    Sorry I'm not much help but I'm sure someone will be along soon to help

    :D
     
  4. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    The rash could be caused by so many things, all the above mentioned plus the possibility that he's sensitive to something in your house or has been bitten by something outside like harvest mites or ants. All you can do is keep an eye on it, put on some aloe vera gel to help it heal, and go to the vet if it gets worse, doesn't get better soon, or if it starts bothering him.
     
  5. Kippersmum

    Kippersmum PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your suggestions.:)
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    Hmm it's possible it might be fleas and he's sensitive to the saliva. Pop along to your vet for a checkup :)
     
  7. Kippersmum

    Kippersmum PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for all the advice. I have been putting Sudocrem on him once a day and this is really helping. :)
     
  8. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Sudocrem is good stuff, glad to hear that it is getting better, it is worrying when they get things and there is no answer to what it may be. xx
     
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