Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Your poor baby and poor you! I know it is very distressful when we can't help our pups get better quickly. My dog Yogi has a very inflammed red rear (it is starting to get better) but his is from a uti, it hurts him when he poops and walks, he is on his 4th series of antibiotics, they will end after Nov., this means he will have been on for about 3 months, we did extensive testing and finally sent samples to NC State Vet school and they recommended the treatment he is on, he will also be tested after this course. The reason his rear is so inflamed and red is his licking it, thats what dogs do when they hurt, they lick and it colors the fur and can cause yeast.
I was told to keep the area dry and clean, so after Yogi poops I wash and blow dry his rear and distract him so he does not lick. I would suggest watching for licking and trying to prevent it. Dyes in some dog treats can cause the redness but not inflamation.
I don't know where you live, but this year has been a very bad flea season, did your Vet check for tape worms, they can cause a red sore bottom, even dogs on flea products can get them, all they need to do is eat one infected flea, the worm preventitives do not help with these, they need a different treatment. It's just a thought.
As for food allergies, I have a older Lhasa and he has a true allergy (most food allergies in dogs are not allergies they are sensitivities, like humans with lactose intolarence), Boo Boo can not have wheat or corn, they cause him to get a rash and his whole body to swell up...he then has to have IV steriods for a few days, we have not had it for years since I quite feeding the birds any mix with corn (he will go out and eat it). Also we do not feed him chicken, nothing wrong with chicken it's a matter of if they are corn fed. He has never been treated with an antibiotic shot for allergies (maybe thats new). Severe food allergies are very rare in dogs but some breeds have more then others.
I hope your pup gets better soon, if you feel the need to switch Vet's again consider a teaching hospital, in the long run is costs less and you know quickly, hopefully your pup is on the mend, try keeping the area dry and watch for licking...they will hid and do it. All the best and hope your pup is better soon.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.