I have a 4 year old short haired chihuahua and i have had him ever since he was born and I have noticed some irritation on his skin normally around the arm pit and on the stomach... He bites there and its red there... Is this bad??? is there anyway I can treat him???
Could this possibly be a flea allergy? (remember you do not necessarily have to see the actual fleas, the allergy can be caused by exposure to the fleas' poo!)
I would get some good flea treatment prescribed from your vet first, and see how that works (rather than buying over-the-counter. If you got the wrong stuff, it could cause problems)
IF that doesn't work, and you're back to square one, than you could think of possible food allergies. But I would try the flea treatment first.
Long shot but...a lot of little dogs wear harnesses and not collars. If your dog has a harness, could it be rubbing in this area? Sometimes a harness made out of stiff material will cause this even if it isn't too tight.
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