Baxter developed a red rash, slightly itchy after vaccinations and then the redness went away and left white spots slightly raised. Now 4 days later he has developed a rash again on stomach that is more itchy. I think it was just coincindence that the rash developed after vaccination since it has come back again. Has anyone seen this before?
well it is either a reaction to the vaccinations or an allergy. I have heard a lot of people on this forum talk about a rash followed by white spots.
My dog has a skin allergy of some sort that appears during the warmer months. But he actually starts to loose hair on parts of his legs. I shampoo him regularly durning this time with a oatmeal shampoo. It helps keep his skin from being dry and itchy.
Either way, if its a reaction or an allergy it may not just go away on its own and both should be treated as a serious thing. Cause if both go untreated it can cause serious complications. Keep an eye on him for the next 24 hours. Make sure he is drinking and eating regularly. Watch his urination and stool. Make sure its regular. If no problems then give him a bath with a good skin shampoo and keep him from itching and licking. If it starts to clear up then your lab may have an allergy that you will have to treat.
Hope you figure it out. Good luck and keep us posted
could be a Staph infection. Sometimes antibiotics are needed something just an anti germ spot wash works well. Go see your vet. I had some problems with staph from an imature immune system. Over time with spot washing improved the belly and armpit rash. Clorhexiderm shampoo works very well for staph.
Actually my 6 1/2 month female chocolate lab had a red rash on her tummy as well, and it was from "Black Flies" the vet confirmed. I don't know where you live, but we're in CT and spend a good amount of time in central Vermont...both locations May / June is the season for these flies that go close to the ground. The vet recomended we use Cortizone cream twice a day, and swore it will not hurt "Izzy" by licking. It went away, but then came back again and the vet put her on an antibotic and she now seems fine.
Thanks for all the advice it definitely helps to know other people have had same problems. We went to vet yesterday and Baxter has a staph infection probably secondary to scratching an allergen and a yeast infection in left ear. We are now taking an antibiotic and ear drops. The vet and I are hoping Baxter is not going to be prone to allergies.
Anyone with a yellow lab what color is their belly? Baxter's has turned dark progressively before any of these problems. Just curious!
Our pups belly was pale pink when we got her at 6 weeks, but now at 8 months, it is dark... it progressively got darker over time... and my friend has her sister whose belly did the same thing as she got older.
Puff (YF, AKC field line, 63 lbs., dob: 8-'01) has had recurrent belly problems.
Her skin is normally pink, very close to the same color as mine.
A few years ago she got some red welts and dark splotches on her belly that didn't go away so I took her to K-State's CVM Tchng Hospl where we "vet".
3X we went there, 3X skin scrapings were taken, 3X a diagnosis of staph infection was made, 3X a 21 day course of cephalexin was prescribed, 3X the rash and splotches (scabs) went away, but 3X quickly returned.
The fourth time, I asked* to see a specialist and their dermatologist examined Puff. She thought, because we go early every morning for a 70 minute off leash run in a nature preserve, that the wetness of the dew on Puff's belly plus the irritation by pollen in that area was probably causing her immature immune system to get stressed.
She prescribed daily to 3X week prophylactic medicated shampoos on Puff's belly.
That's really helped.
After we finish our nature hike, I shampoo Puff's belly and then drive to a lake to have her make swimming retrieves.* That flushes off the shampoo (required after 10 minutes) plus any pollen.
Then I dry her off with a couple bath towels (which she loves).
Works for us.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
We have been letting Baxter play in a wading pool a lot on the hot days. I had thought that maybe the water was drying out his skin. We have cut back on his water time just recently to see if it would help. I bathed him in an oatmeal shampoo, but not sure it really helped. His belly is beginning to look better on Cephalexin as you mentioned and his belly looks pinker again. I am interested to know which medicated shampoo you have. We go back to vet in 2 weeks for vaccinations and I will mention it to the vet. It definitely is frustrating b/c Baxter was so miserable there for a few days and he loves the water. It would be great to find something that is going to work long term. Thanks, Tracy.