My pup has a weird skin rash

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Barked: Mon Jul 1, '13 11:47pm PST 
So we were at the vet like 2 weeks ago for our flee /tick meds and a check up. So today I am laying here cuddling with my pup watching tv and I see a flea! Ugh!!! So I pick her up grab the flea shampoo and get ready to give her a bath before we do bath time I always sit on the floor and play with her so she knows she is a good girl so she rolls on her belly and I see this rash that I think popped up over night I have pictures but I don't know how to upload them. I really need help as the vet I closed and I don't know whether it is worth going to the emergency vet. She doesn't seem to be in pain she is still running around and playing fine. Ps. I scratched the bath idea in case the shampoo will hurt her more

Ice cubes? YES- PLEASE!
Barked: Tue Jul 2, '13 11:14pm PST 
She may just be allergic to fleas. Clyde gets ugly little rashes from flea-bites because his skin is probably sensitive to the fleas' saliva.

I believe the flea you found will die in no time because, if you administered oral flea meds, they are supposed to make the dog's blood poisonous to fleas.

I would only begin to worry if the puppy suddenly started acting depressed, loss of appetite, massive swelling, lots of hives, etc. A small rash is something to watch (and it may be a good idea to administer antiseptic dog lotion), but not panic over.

Best of wishes with your dog.puppy

Edited by author Tue Jul 2, '13 11:14pm PST


The Snuggler
Barked: Thu Jul 4, '13 8:50pm PST 
I agree with Clyde. Watch it carefully and if it starts spreading, call your vet.