Rottweiler with a rash?

by julz

Hi, my 18 month old Rottie bitch has a few red spots on her bottom two nipples, the nipples are a bit `crusty` looking now, she is constantly washing herself in that area.

I`ve applied some cream, but she licks that off too. She runs in field with horses, and loves to roll in fox poo!! Any ideas??

Fit and healthy otherwise.

Hi Julz
It sounds as though your pup has some irritation there, possibly from an allergic reaction or a sensitivity to something she’s come in contact with.

The fact that the area looks a ‘little crusty’ could indicate some infection, or it may just be from the constant moisture caused by her licking.

First of all I’d recommend getting her checked by your vet to make sure that there’s no infection there… if there is you’ll need some antibiotics for her.

Otherwise, if it’s inflammation or irritation there are several products you can use to help hr feel more comfortable. A hydrocortisone or ‘itch stop’ spray may help, and there are also natural products you can try which relieve itching and soreness. There’s more information on this Canine Skin Allergies page.

If it’s an allergy or sensitivity causing the problem then it’s important to find the ‘trigger’, otherwise you’re simply treating the symptoms and not the actual underlying problem.

It could easily be something she’s coming in contact with while out in the fields or possibly a dog food allergy. Tips and advice on dealing with allergies can be found on my Canine Allergies page.

If she won’t stop licking at the area, maybe your vet could give you a collar for her to wear that will prevent her being able to do that while she heals up.

Hope this helps, best of luck.

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Dec 16, 2011

staff NEW
by: Captain Nancy

My tugboat is 18 months old and he had the same thing, it ended up being a skin infection~that turned into staff. Antibiotics took it right away. During allergy season he gets it but not in the winter at all.

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