When we got home from training this morning, I was dressing and Sam sat down and began licking his "dog parts" and I thought OMG he's cut himself. It looked like he was covered with blood. When I got there and began looking, it wasn't blood. It looks like a horrendous case of jock itch! Bright red/purple all over that area, both sides, and up into the folds of his legs. Raised welts, bumps just awful looking. I loaded him up and took him to the vet who said it was an allergic reaction. I'm not sure I agree. (when did I get my vet degree????)
It looks like a horrible yeast infection or as I said jock itch. The vet seemed very surprised that to be as bad looking he didn't seem bothered about it. No scratching, no licking etc. I said he might have had it yesterday, i didn't remember seeing that section, but I would have noticed licking or scratching and there hadn't been any. Plus I would have noticed if I'd seen it because of the bright color.
Anyway he had a shot of steroid and antibiotic, and I've got to give him a pill twice a day for a week that if I understood him right has both things in it. And I have to call tomorrow and say how it's looking. And if he's bothered by it. Cost $129! Good lord!
I'd been curious about what he weighed. I thought he might have gained but he hasn't. 62. I'm always surprised that he weighs as little as he does.
Does this type of "rash" sound familiar to anyone?
Mocha had one from swimming at my uncles lake when my parents were watching her while we were on vacation. It looked TERRIBLE really red and almost leathery (no bleeding) but it didn't seem to bother her at all. She also had an ear infection. She got Antibiotics and some medicated shampoo and it cleared up within a few days. I think I had to wash it daily (just her stomach) with the shampoo.
I hope that's all it is and they get it cleared up.
That's all he weighs, Frances? I am really surprised! He looks bigger than that in his pictures. I know Gold Bond medicated powder can be great to help with the itchies. I wonder what he got into? Hope it clears up soon.