I posted this in lab chat without realizing that it should go here. No response from over there.....
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?
I responded in the one in LC I think.
Mocha had a staph infection on her stomach that was a bad rash. She got it after swimming but I've heard of them getting it after being in tall wet grass too. Mocha's was cleared up with antibiotics and a medicated shampoo.