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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 2.5 year old pugalier. About 6 months ago, he started getting red rash-like patches on his inner legs and armpits (areas with very little hair). He doesn't seem to be bothered by it, barely licks it....but it still looks raw and uncomfortable.

    The vet said he could be allergic to certain food or plants in the garden. We've put him on Pro Plan sensitive skin kibbles and he also eats cooked chicken with rice and veggies. We've taken beef out of his diet...but nothing helps. When his rash gets really bad, we put some diluted antiseptic solution on, and it seems to help...but the rash keeps on coming back after we stop using the solution.

    Please help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!!

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    My dog is allergic to the grass in my back yard so when we have nice days - I put a tarp with a towel on it out there for her to lie on... and encourage her to lie on that and not the grass.

    There are lots of plants in the garden that can cause major problems to a dog if they just walk through it - you might want to investigate - fence them off so your dog can't go through there? Unless you don't have a garden?

    calendula tea can help - make some tea up - sponge it on or put it in a misting bottle and spray that on and allow to dry.

    changing diet won't help if it's contact with something rash making in the dog's environment.

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    here are some remedies for skin issues ive had some success with previously. But nothing beats removing the irritant if you can esablish what it is.
    Lard - add to diet
    Lavender essential oil drops into a carrier oil and rubbed into spots
    Vitamin E capsule: break it open, and rub the oil gently on area. < more active ingredient in the capsules, than in a lotion/cream with VitE
    Apple cider vinegar into the dogs water supply. 50mls into a normal household bucket of water. Remove all other water supplies to dog. They'll drink this water ok.
    I have a pot of sudocrem < baby nappy rash cream, that i use for any sore bits, use sparingly
    Massage the affected area in this way: massage the area 3 inches away from where it is bare/sore
    Put milk of magnesia onto cotton ball, and dab that onto skin
    Brush the fur to distribute the dogs natural oils
    Stop bathing, and keep the dog dry

    Anything you put on skin, must be edible remember.

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    Thanks Hyacinth and Bernie! I will definitely try your suggested remedies.
    We cut the grass in the garden this morning and keeping a close eye on him. I've attached a picture of his allergy (sorry a bit gross!). If anyone's seen something similar or know what it's a reaction to...please let me know!
    Thanks!!
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    That's what my dog's skin goes like when she's been dragging her belly around on the grass and then licking it all night...

    I keep her off the grass and stop the licking - it gets better...

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    im with hyacynth. keep off the grass, by adding a blanket, tarp to lay on, stage one cone of shame: vic vapour rub put onto the furry area near the wound as deterrant, i call this the invisable cone of shame, or buy a actual cone of shame to humiliate your dog into recovery.

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