Rash in dogs on the abdomen, in the ears, in the body
A rash in a dog is a symptom that can signify a large number of various diseases: dermatitis, eczema, lichen, scabies, hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis, lambliasis, helminthiasis and many others.
Also, rash in dogs can be one of several symptoms of quite serious diseases, Such as carnivore plague, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, streptococcal and staphylococcal infections, tumors.
However, only having noticed on the dog's body freshRash, it is first of all to think about an allergic reaction. First you need to exclude the possibility of reaction to feed. Most often in animals, allergy is caused by a protein. And, not necessarily, it can be contained in meat. The protein is also found in fish, wheat and even medicines.
Possible causes of rashes in dogs
The most "heavy" protein is found in beef meat. And it is to it that the organism of 66% of animals that suffer from food allergy reacts inappropriately. Fish with the most "heavy" protein is a hek and flounder.
Therefore, if you gave the dog a new food or something changed in the diet, when rash, first you need to change the feed.
Also an allergy in dogs that manifests itself in a rashAnd pruritus (contact dermatitis) may occur in response to detergents, chemical agents contained in water, clothing fabric. There is also a flea allergic dermatitis, caused by the presence of parasites.
The cause of the rash can be bites of insects. In such cases, it is necessary to recognize as soon as possible the cause of the eruption and to eliminate it. That is, stop using allergenic detergents, change clothes to more natural, remove fleas, exclude new insect bites.
Rash in dogs: treatment
If the rash and itching is not the only symptom and the animal is clearly seriously ill (not eating, behaving restlessly, whining, etc.), this means that you need to contact the veterinarian as soon as possible.
In the event that the cause of the rash is systemicDisease, then to completely get rid of the rash it is necessary to treat the dog from the underlying disease. Symptomatic treatment, which does not relieve the disease, but only slightly relieves the condition of the animal, removing itching, is necessary only to wait some time before going to the doctor.
When the rash in dogs use this symptomatic therapy.
- Be sure to use antiseptics: the rash is washed with a solution of potassium permanganate, cauterized with gentianiviolet, brilliant green, chlorhexidine bigluconate.
- Also lubricate the affected areas with zinc oxide (zinc ointment), salicylic acid, give anti-inflammatory drugs.
- You can apply a solution of unrefined sea salt to the skin.