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Q: Minor skin irritation that seems to be getting worse

October 29, 2008 | By Cindy | 8 answers | Expired: 2229 days ago

Cindy

My dog has some minor skin irritation going on on her left foreleg and on her left chest that she's had for a few days, I think since the weekend. She's been doing some licking and the hair is thinning out over the areas.

I put Buddy Boo Boo lotion (contains tea tree oil, Vit E, etc. in aq. base) on her leg the past two days and it was looking better. She stopped licking the leg, I thought.

Tonight I just noticed the second spot on her chest.

What could this be, and would Bactine (Benzalconium chloride and lidocaine HCL) be better to apply?

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Amanda W.
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Oct 30, 2008

Sounds like it could be a hot spot. My dog had a spot close to her rear end where she was losing hair and it started changing color. I bought some stuff at walmart specifically for hot spots and it eventually went away.

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Crystal O.
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Oct 30, 2008

It sounds like a possible allergy to me. I would show it to your vet!! Sometimes dogs even have to be on a regular allergy med.

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patrizia b.
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Oct 30, 2008

Dina had a spot of irritation on her chest, so I took her to the vet and turned out to be a fungus. It's nothing major, but it's contagious and needs to be treated. I would take him for a simple visit, which is usually not too expensive, they can find out with a simple test.
Hope it's just some kind of irritation though, keep us posted!

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Relik
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Oct 30, 2008

Sounds like allergies. When my German Shepards do this I know its time for an allergy shot. Vet will also give you allergy pills. Putting cream on doesn't help they will just lick a different spot. Usually its twice a year, fall and spring.

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Fabuloussevins
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Oct 30, 2008

About 5 years ago, my grandmother found a stray dog in her front yard and the poor dog had horrible bites, a few little wounds, and bad skin irritation on his legs, chest, stomach, and around the ears. What I did was I applied Hydrogen Peroxide and then a little Neosporin. The dog's problems were fully recovered within 3 weeks. But if this doesn't work, then I advise you to bring your dog to the vet.

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Undine H.
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Oct 30, 2008

it could be a hot spot

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daryl b.
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Oct 30, 2008

sounds like an alergy to me if it gets worse take her to the vet. i could also be seasonal

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Debby
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Oct 30, 2008

Could be an allergy? has anything changed like bedding, food, etc

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