Question about Rash

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Our girl has a nasty rash on her neck and up the sides of her face. She has had these bumps off and on on her "shoulders" and I thought it was just from the harness rubbing against her, but last night I saw all these welts and bumps on her neck and face. They're like hard bumps under the skin. I'm not sure if it is from her first boarding at the doggy daycare on Friday. We usually board her at the vet but they were full. We did notice when we picked her up she had scratches on her face and neck but I thought they were from her playing with other dogs. They weren't bad very superficial. Now I wonder if the cleaner they use is too harsh. She has sensitive skin and I bathe her with Aveeno for Babies. Any idea how I can clear this up? We bathed her good last night and I gave her a benadryl to keep the itching at bay.

 

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Do you have a picture by any chance ?

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Not the best quality pic, but she's a busy bee so I had to get down on the floor and take the pic. Today the bumps are all crusted over. 

 

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Hi,

What a great name, is she a blue dobie/

 Welcome to the forum!

You could ask the daycare about the playing partner she had ( puppy or not) and about the surface, maybe they do use a chemical if its a concrete run type place.

I always use dogvacay.com and there are great sitters that watch your dog in their own home.

You could try some olive oil or coconut oil. You can add coconut oil to their food. I have used olive oil on small cuts on my dog. Also many skin ailments will disapear if you can give them a better rated diet. See dogfoodadvisor.com. Or consider raw. We give Bella a raw bone every day.

It could also have something to do with her collar. What type of collar do you use for training? Oh, now I see that you use a harness.

Too many baths will dry out a dobies skin and fur. My dog only gets a bath, (with Pert 2 in 1)  very well rinsed off, if she has made herself stinky. Only a few times a year, other wise its just a hose off with water.

It may be a good idea to see what the vet says, but I have also heard horror stories about over doing it with antibiotics....

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I would take her to the vet and have them do a scraping to check for demodex. 

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When Libby was about 9 months old, she had demodex. It first looked like little scratches on her face and neck......

As an added note - she had her first heat shortly after, and rather than "dip" her with chemicals, I got her spayed, and the demodex disappeared. My other (male) dog was completely unaffected.

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She's never had demodex and she's had some bumps on her shoulder area before and a little bit below the neck but nothing so bad as now that it's on her face. She has had a few bumps also on her nose off and on also so that's why I don't think it's demodex. But how would they catch demodex in daycare?? She has always had sensitive skin issues. Her first bath I gave her I used baby shampoo and it really irritated her so since then I've used the Aveeno for Babies and it works great. She doesn't get baths often but after staying at daycare she stunk and so we bathed her. She's had the same nylon collar since December and I've washed it also. Every pic I look up of demodex does not look like this. It seems like it's worse where she would be lying down and propping her head. p.s. She is a black/tan.

 

 

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The rash is clearing up. I've washed all her bed linens and got a new collar. We're going to keep it off of her unless we take her out for walks and runs. I'm thinking with her history of sensitive skin she must have come into contact with something either at daycare or outside or some type of irritating thing that she rested her head and neck on. Thanks for all the tips.

 

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Glad to hear she is getting better!