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Adrienne
Sun, Jun 9, 2024
Skin
Redness

When she lick me it burns and that is my question why do it burn


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Dr. Brunermer
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It's interesting that your dog's licking causes a burning sensation on your skin. This could be due to a few reasons. One possibility is that your dog's saliva has a slightly acidic pH, which can sometimes cause irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin or any small cuts or abrasions. Another reason could be that your dog might have been in contact with something irritating, like certain plants or chemicals, which then gets transferred to you through licking.

Given that your dog has been experiencing redness on her back legs for about four weeks, it’s possible she might have an underlying skin condition or allergy. Keeping the affected area clean and dry is important. You can gently wash the area with warm water and a mild, hypoallergenic soap. Avoid using any perfumed products or chemicals on her skin, as these can further irritate it.

If the redness persists or worsens, or if you notice other symptoms like swelling, itching, or discomfort, it would be best to have her checked by a veterinarian. They can determine the exact cause and recommend appropriate treatment, which might include topical treatments or medications.

For now, monitor her condition closely and try to keep her from licking the affected area too much, as this can exacerbate the irritation. If you have any further questions please ask us. Thank you.