Jaxx has developed a small rash on his inner thighs. I'm slightly concerned. It doesn't seem like it's hitting his groin at all, just the inner thighs. It's red and bumpy, but doesn't look as bad as rashes I'm seeing pictures of when I googled it.
It doesn't appear to have a lot of puss, scabs, bleeding, etc. In fact he doesn't even act like there is anything wrong. I haven't observed any licking or rubbing. He doesn't mind me looking at it or touching it.
My question is, should I take him to the vet? I don't want it to get worse, I don't want him to get sick. Or is there some home remedy I could use to see if that helps?
One google result I saw recommended using neosporin, but I'd rather not unless I know it's safe. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get a very good picture because it isn't very red. Obviously it is red enough that I noticed it though.
Another result suggested a rash from romping on the rug...
Thank you for all your help!
Could be a staph infection. If he were mine I would be off to the vet.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
Agreed with the Staph Infection. Murphy had a similar type of rash on his inner thighs and the back of his hind legs. Took him to the Vet and it turned out to be a minor Staph Infection. Quick course of antibiotics / antihistamines and he was back to normal. Hope everything is OK with your pup!
I agree with an infection possibility. Just keep a really good eye on him to make sure he does lick it before you get antibiotics. It will/ can spread.
If it were me, I would bring him to the vet for a quick check. If it's an infection you'll want to get on some antibiotics before it gets worse
Just wanted to update. I got him in (a few days after the post), but by the time I got him in, the rash was more or less gone. No real infection (or if it was it settled itself). What we realized it was from him romping around outside, he gets the leash between his legs and it rubs on his inner thigh! I'm trying to keep a closer eye on it, but I'm not sure what the best solution would be. I'm not sure if a harness would solve it.
Thanks for your input! Sorry it took me so long to update.