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    Our 5 month old Pyraneese mix has a skin problem/rash on her tummy that she's had since birth. She was prescribed Baytril and that did not clear it up. It is confined to her underbelly and they appear as red bumps and sometimes seem more inflamed than other times. She is presently on prednisone to ease the itching sensation. Help! Can anyone offer any suggestions other than seeing a skin specialist?

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    What is she mixed with if you don't mind my asking? That may have something to do with the rash some breeds are more prone to skin allergies then others.

    I have used a little bit of aloe vera and original listerine mixed together in a spray bottle before and sprayed it right onto the rash. It soothed the itching and cleared the rash on Missy. Who is a Pyrenees/Bernese mix or as some people call them a Great Bernese. I also used it on my Shar Pei and it helped him but, didn't cure his issue because, he is more prone to skin issues then she is.

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    Hi Kasey..its a long shot but our Emma got Scabbies when she was born in a barn.we couldnt figure out what the heck was wrong with her for the longest time? finally the vet tested for it then with in no-time she was fine..

    let us know how you make out with this eh!!
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    Thanks for your advice and quick reply! Our dog, according to the rescue operation, is a pyranees and keeshond mix. She is medium size right now, and weighs about 40 lbs. When we got her, we came to find out that she was very sick -- and had anemia, mites, mange, and worms. She got over all of that, but her skin underneath near her back legs still has the red bumps. I will definitely try the aloe vera / listerine spray. I know that being pyranees she shouldn't be out in the heat, and so have avoided walking and that seems to have helped some. Thanks for the kind welcome.

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    Our dog was born in a barn too. Our regular vet said that the Baytril she was on normally cures most any infections, and skin issues, so he just said that we needed to see a skin specialist. I was hoping for a cheaper alternative, and wanting to know if this sort of thing is prevalent in pyranees, and if so, what is it that I can do. She doesn't bite at it all the time, but some.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Sounds like she has come along way. Does she lick the red bump area out of curiosity and is she on a flea treatment?

    Missy gets scabs and bumps when one flea gets on her, so I keep her on a flea program to help it. When she got her rash though it was during a nice hot summer week and she was sleeping on her belly and it was heat rash in her case. So the spray worked wonders on that but, if it is something like Scabbies or an allergic reaction then the spray probably won't make them go away.

    I guess it is a good way to eliminate the standard rash though.

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    I was thinking more along the lines of allergic reaction if it's just confined to her belly in an area where she has bare skin. Does she lick/chew at her paws as well? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of grass allergy...


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    She bites the red bump area, and is not yet on a flea treatment, but we will do that. I know she is not bothered with fleas at this time. I thought once too, it might be heat rash, and sleeping on her belly in a plastic kennel, even though I have a cottom rug down but it ends up getting pushed out from under her. Like you said, guess the spray may help us determine if it is just a standard rash, or something more serious.

    Thanks for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines of allergic reaction if it's just confined to her belly in an area where she has bare skin. Does she lick/chew at her paws as well? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of grass allergy...
    That could be, the rash is confined to her belly and back hind legs area where she has bare skin. (Also where she was shaved when spayed.) She does lick/chew her paws. Kasey does love to run, jump, sit and lay in the low lying Asian jasmine ivy we have around one of our trees in the backyard. In searching on the internet, I just found that this ivy can cause a reaction or contact allergy to occur in dogs and especially in bare areas, as well as affect their muzzle and paws. So perhaps that is it. Thanks for your insight, appreciate any help I can get.

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    Wait a minute. How long ago was she spayed? Does that time frame match how long she has had the red bumps? Clipper burn causes red bumps and rashes, dogs can get clipper burn from being clipped really short which they have to do for surgery, a hot blade or a dirty blade. Clipper burn also causes dogs to lick and chew the burned spots which stops them from healing. If it is clipper burn the spray will help and so will keeping it clean and preventing her from licking it.

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