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Strange marks on dogs tummy

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by PuggleMummy, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. PuggleMummy

    PuggleMummy PetForums Newbie

    Apr 28, 2017
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    Ive noticed these marks recently on my pug cross, seems to have had them for a few weeks now so I think im going to take him to the vets but just wondering if anyone had seen this before? It doesnt seem to be bothering him, hes not scratching and it doesnt seem to hurt him when touched. 20170428_080745.jpg 20170428_080739.jpg 20170428_080755.jpg
  2. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

    Aug 11, 2010
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    Although you can see he has a red blotchy rash its hard to see more then that in the photos.

    Is there any little fluid filled spots or pimple that seem to burst and then crust over, although some times you can just get a rash too? There is a condition often seen in pups, and usually they develop little fluid filled pustules or spots the stomach is the most common place its called Impetigo that's usually caused by a bacterial infection.

    Only other thoughts has he been on grass or places where there are nettles especially, they can sometimes get nettle rash, or allegies to grass and pollens too and being as the belly and under arms is the most point of contact you can get a rash on belly and underarms and sometimes legs too.

    Last though have you checked him for fleas, you don't often see fleas themselves but you do often see flea dirts if fleas have been getting on them. Some dogs if they have had a few flea bites can get a reaction called flea allergy dermatitis which will cause a rash. If you check his coat and find little specks of what look like dirt and you brush them onto white paper towel and drip on a couple of water and they turn a reddish rusty brown and partially dissolve then that is a sign of flea dirts because flea dirts mainly consist of dried digested blood.

    Short answer though the only one who can examine him and tell you for sure is the vets, so I would pop him along and get them to check him.
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