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Skin Allergies or Something Else

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by bryon, May 20, 2019.

  1. bryon

    bryon Puppy

    Greetings. My little lady Marley gets pink itchy skin on her underside. I have only seen one welt about the look and size of a mosquito bite. I have changed food and observed her outside and with other dogs to try to capture the issue. She also takes trifexis monthly. I don't know if the reaction is from food, grass irritation, trifexis, or something else. Anyone have ideas or opinions in this matter please let me know. Thank you all.
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I moved this to the Health and Nutritional Care forum
     
  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Can you post up a picture?
     
  4. bryon

    bryon Puppy

    Thank you and apologies for the wrong forum post. The welt is gone and her pink skin is not noticeable on camera. I can just see a slight darker shade of pink to her normal skin color. I can just tell the usual irritation as she wants to be constantly scratched on her belly/chest/etc and it appears it is comforting (leg kicking, her facial expressions, etc). Sometimes I see skin rubbed raw by her scratching but it is rare. I have to be careful not to hurt her as she always rolls over to be scratched on these parts. The other parts of her body seem a little more sensitive as well but I can't see any skin color through her brindle fur and I do not feel any welts. I understand this is vague but will try to respond succinctly if questions are asked to find the culprit.
     
  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I would try bathing her a couple times a week with Zymox shampoo first. Use luke warm water and then rinse for at least 10 min. Pat dry, especially in between toe pads, arm pits, and groin area. Baths might give some relief. Then make sure to wipe her down with a damp cloth and a dry cloth after she goes on grass. Focus on the paws and inbetween toe pads, etc. If this doesn't help then I would take her to a Vet.

    Keep her dog bed and places she hangs out very clean. I mostly only clean my home with vinegar and water. Then I wash their bedding 2X a week with unscented detergent.

    What does she eat?
     
  6. bryon

    bryon Puppy

    Hi Nat Ursula. She eats Publix Supermarket dry food (all breeds and all life stages). They have two kinds of which I have tried both. I will look up the shampoo you speak of. I do the oatmeal store bought shampoo one now. Her dog bed now encompasses the entire house of furniture thanks to my step daughter. I do wash the coverings of furniture often as well.
     
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Hi, Is she having any gut issues as well? If so, maybe try adding Primal Goat's milk to her diet?
     
  8. Emmabarnes

    Emmabarnes Puppy

    Well it can be anything, allergies, wound etc. Observe for some more days if it don't get better, consult a vet then.
     

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