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rash on my dog
im wonderin what could my dog have on his paw on his foot b/c he keeps on getting like a rast n bleeds alittle bit n he licks it n like the rash dries but it comes again once in a while  ???????!!!!!!!!!!!




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NOTE: Do not let your dog bite/lick the area; as it may cause a serious infection.

It can be a skin rash or a skin allergy - similar, one way or the other.

There are a number of reasons for the skin rash: food allergies, environmental allergies, atopic syndrome (Allergic hypersensitivity), bugs (Ticks, fleas, lice, dust mites etc), exposure to chemicals, nutritional deficiencies ...

The symptoms you described, however, seem suspiciously close to atopy. Atopy (inhalant allergy) can happen to both humans and animals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atopy Dogs with atopy lick and chew at their paws and scratch their face, eyelids and ears. But don't take my word for it:

"Inflammation of the skin produces severe itching, usually generalized. The dog chews, licks, and scratches its skin, resulting in hair loss and secondary infections. The problem may be worse in the axillae (Armpits) and underside of the abdomen. Some dogs mainly chew their feet. Saliva will stain light coloured hair, so dogs that lick excessively will have reddish brown areas on their coat."

It can be a bothersome experience for both you and your canine.

Treatment for atopy in pets such as dogs can vary from topical therapies (shampoos and topical anti-itch solutions), anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, Biotin (a powerful B vitamin which can be found as a powder supplemental powder), anti-fungal drugs, the list goes on. Go to the internet and learn more about atopy remedies - and which treatment is good for your pooch.
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