Question by  Andrewmcc (22)

What can I do about my Rottweiler who has developed skin sores with loss of hair?

My poor dog looks so bad,what can I do?


Answer by  skateycat (124)

it's best to check with your dog's veterinarian, but if you want to try to treat the problem yourself first, i can make a suggestion that worked for my dog. purchase some benzoyl peroxide cream, and 1% hydrocortisone cream. After gently cleansing the dog and rinsing clean, mix the two creams together and apply to the affected area.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Fleas could be the cause you need to administer flea control. The dog may need a bath and to see a vet for medication.


Answer by  CatherineKlay (440)

The first response should be a trip to the vet to make sure there are no serious health issues like mange or a bad flea infestation. You can also try changing your dog's diet. Avoid dog food containing corn (common dog allergen), and consider supplementing your dogs food with quality fats (egg, fish oil) until the problem clears up.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

The dog might have ring worm. This will cause hair fall out. Also a poor diet can cause this. Take him immediately to a Vet and have him examined and a complete workup done.


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

It sounds a lot like "hot spots". These are sores/patches on dogs typically caused by an allergic reaction to something external. Most often, fleas. I suggest a visit to your veterinarian to ensure it's nothing serious. They have cortisone shots that can be administered to relieve symptoms.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

I would take the dog to a vet and see what he says, the dog may have allergies, which will cause skin sores and hair loss.

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