May 25, 2005 10:43 AM Subscribe
My dog appears to have summer allergies, much like his master. I've owned him for about 2 years, and every summer he develops a rash of sorts on his tummy. Vets haven't seemed to help.
posted by Happydaz to pets & animals (9 answers total)
Last time I took him to a vet for this, the doc gave some sort of anti itch pill, perhaps a steroid. The reaction cleared up about 4 weeks later, but I suspect it had more to do with time of year than the pills.
I moved to Arkansas from Oregon 2 1/2 weeks ago, and I just noticed today the series of angry red bumps on his stomach and lower side.
What should I do to clear this up? Can I bandage him up at all? (He's a Rotty/shepherd mix and ridiculously hairy, so I don't know what would possibly stick to his skin.) Should I try again with the vet?
Oh, I should mention, he's neutered, and the reaction seems to be somewhat centered around the area where he had the surgery 2 years ago. I assume that's just a coincidence.