Q. Irritated, itchy red sores all over skin

Nov 26, 2022

What can I use on his skin

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Thank you for reaching out to us. First of all, a photo would be very helpful in this case. You should first put an e-collar or any dog apparel on him to prevent any further interaction. Continuous interaction would only exacerbate the situation. Unfortunately, an appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis is required in this case. Your vet is likely to carry out a skin scraping or biopsy test to first look out for any infections(parasitic, fungal, bacterial) before suspecting any other causes such as allergies. Once the cause is identified, relevant topical ointments, medicated shampoos, or antibiotics are likely to be prescribed.

To answer your question, I do not recommend applying anything on the skin because the cause has not been identified yet. The best is to prevent him from interacting till you bring him to the vet.

Please make an appointment with a vet.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us!

Thank you.