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Infection, allergies, or skin irritation
brennantdogg44 posted:
My dog had fleas for the past week and a half and I have been applying flea and tick spray. And he has stopped biting his butt area where there are now bald spots but he also has red skin from his front legs to the back on his belly and on his chest he has brown spots and he has dark spots on his side's and has what feels like scabs where his armpits are so I'm not sure if it's an aftermath of the fleas that just hasn't gone away yet. I've also changed his dog food to a cheaper brand recently (3 weeks ago) so it may be an allergy but I found someone online with a dog with the same symptoms and it had a staph infection but I don't have the money to go to the vet for all of the treatments so I was hoping to get some other ideas on what it might be before taking him to the vet and spend a couple hundred dollars
westcoastann responded:
sounds like a Staph infection...but I am NOT a vet....If it is, he will need antibiotics. If you take him to a Vet, get the prescription and then get it filled at a pharmacy...MUCH cheaper..You can also buy Antbiotic Cream at a Drug Store, and that will help any pustuls on and around his butt.


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