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mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby vom Dufenshmirtz » Wed May 20, 2015 8:44 am

Hi all,

My 9 mo pup has mild dry pink to red rash in both armpits (where the front legs connect to the body).
It started in the winter, I thought it was rubbing. The food was changed couple times (not because of the rash).
No seasonal allergies in the winter. Don't think it's anything contagious because the second dog doesn't have anything and it's only in the armpits.
I never had white dog before, so wasn't sure if it's something I simply haven't noticed on other dogs...

Any ideas?
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby orhunter » Wed May 20, 2015 9:26 am

Does the dog have access to any kind of wood chips?
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby vom Dufenshmirtz » Wed May 20, 2015 10:46 am

orhunter wrote:Does the dog have access to any kind of wood chips?


Oops! yes, indeed, she likes to chew on the chips in the garden and I never thought about it, but they do contain chemicals... Why, you have experience with this situation?
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby orhunter » Wed May 20, 2015 12:05 pm

I dunno what kind of chemicals are involved? I was thinking of the wood its self. Cedar, especially Western Red Cedar, is not good for dog's skin. It's full of microscopic slivers that enter the skin and cause small pimple like infections. I suppose there are other wood species we need to watch out for also but I don't know what they might be? The problem can show wherever there is insufficient hair to protect the skin. I'd be looking between the dog's toes also.
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby vom Dufenshmirtz » Wed May 20, 2015 1:36 pm

I dunno what kind of chemicals are involved?


I mean the wood mulch could be soaked in color or something...
I will have a look at the toes, I don't think there's a problem there...
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby Doc E » Wed May 20, 2015 8:00 pm

See if your Vet thinks it might be a Staph infection.

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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby mbulg » Sun May 31, 2015 7:48 am

How is that new pup of yours doing? Did you get figured out?
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Re: mild rash in 'armpits'?

Postby vom Dufenshmirtz » Sun May 31, 2015 1:30 pm

vet said looks like mild allergy and it did start getting infected just about the time they looked at her.
They gave me steroid with gentomicin spray and I used it for 3 days and it cleared completely.
We'll see...
Other than that she is doing well.
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