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Thread: "Pimples" on inside of back legs??

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    Default "Pimples" on inside of back legs??

    Shortly after bringing my dog home from a 10-day stay at with trainer/boarding kennel last Wednesday, I noticed he had many bumps spread along the insides of his back legs and especially in the sparsely-haired portion of his lower belly/groin.

    Initially I assumed they were fly and mosquito bites. He got eaten alive by the bugs up at our cabin a few days before we brought him to the trainer, and the time he was at the kennel was quite buggy around here, too. Plus, he's always been picked on by insects in that area because he's not very hairy or protected there.

    But now it's been over a week since we picked him up and cooler weather has finally eliminated most of our biting insects. Not only are many of the initial "bites" still there, but more have cropped up. They've also taken on the appearance of pimples.

    The dog licks them a bit, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

    As far as I can tell, this rash (or whatever it is) is still only on that area of his body--nowehere else.

    I'm guessing a vet call will be in order, but in the meantime I'd really appreciate it if someonce could tell me what this might be and what I'll likely have to do about it.

    Thanks.....sorry to always post so many questions!

    Ryan

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    Depending on where the trainer was located some grasses will cause this and it does take a while for it to clear up.
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    it could also be caused by dirty/stagnant swimming water

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    I'm not sure what it is, but I can recommend something for it;
    Riva's Healing Oil
    http://www.rivasremedies.com/Bios/BI...EALING-OIL.pdf

    It's a homeopathic formula that works on ANYTHING. It's all natural, and I've used it on Quest's stitches to help with healing, all of her nasty bug bites, I even use it on my husband when he gets a rashes on the inside of his elbow.
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    It could be a staph infection.

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    My dog had same thing it was staph some pills and shampoo knocked it right out
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    It's a staph infection. Had the exact same thing happen. He got stressed at the kennel which probably resulted in some hot spots which allowed the staph to get in his blood stream. Take him to the vet for a shot and some pills and all is well. Take him soon because it is not comfortable to the dog.

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    could be lice as well, medicated shampoo will clear it right up

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    Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I've called the vet and am actually on hold as I type this.

    In the case of a staph infection, how urgent is it to get it checked out? I ask because I'm supposed to head out of town in an hour for opening weekend of duck season.

    I don't want either of us to miss it because of a glorified rash. On the other hand I don't want my dog to croak because I couldn't miss two measely days of hunting.

    Thoughts?

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    I don't know enough to answer that, but I am pretty sure mine had it for about three weeks before I pulled my head out of my butt and asked what the heck was going on and went to the vet.

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