Mon, Jun 3, 2024

I think she might have mimititis

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It sounds like your young Airedale Terrier is experiencing some skin issues, particularly redness and inflammation on her chest. These symptoms can be caused by various factors, including allergies, infections, or irritants.
Given that the redness and inflammation have been ongoing for a week, it's important to address this promptly to prevent further discomfort or complications. Here are a few steps you can take at home:
1. **Keep the Area Clean and Dry**: Gently clean the affected area with a mild, hypoallergenic cleanser or saline solution. Make sure to dry the area thoroughly to prevent any bacterial growth.
2. **Avoid Irritants**: Ensure that her bedding and environment are free from potential irritants such as harsh chemicals, dust, or allergens.
3. **Prevent Scratching**: If she is scratching or licking the area, consider using an Elizabethan collar (E-collar) to prevent further irritation and potential secondary infections.
4. **Monitor Her Diet**: Sometimes, skin issues can be related to food allergies. Ensure she is on a high-quality, balanced diet appropriate for her age and breed.
However, since the issue has persisted for a week and involves inflammation, it would be best to consult a veterinarian. They can perform a thorough examination and possibly conduct tests to determine the exact cause and provide appropriate treatment, which may include medications or topical treatments.
If you have any further questions please ask us. Thank you.