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Question by  Megan (35)

What should I do if my dog has a rash on the backside of his leg?

My dog has a rash on the backside of his leg.


Answer by  nefacess (115)

Determine the source of the rash--it could be infection, fleas, or allergies. Your vet should be able to prescribe you with a pill or salve to clear it right up.


Answer by  ZenHaltija (286)

It sounds like your dog has what is called a "hot spot". Trim around the sore, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, keep clean, and use an oatmeal compress. Apply cortisone after the compress. If the rash does not seem to heal within 24 hours you will need to call a vet and schedule an appointment.


Answer by  Mumma (483)

Keep the area from getting dirty, and make an appointment with your vet to have it checked out ASAP. Rashes can be serious if not treated.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would take your dog to the vet and have the vet check it out. They are far more skilled in this type of thing than I am. Your dog may have a serious condition, that needs immediate medical attention.

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