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    My baby boy Enzo is just over 6 months old. Last month he had a red itchy rash on his tummy, inner thighs and that led up to his under armpits. We took him to the vet after he would constantly scratch and I could tell it was really bothering him. The vet gave him a steroid shot and also prednisone and cephalexin to take daily. The rash cleared up completely within a week or so and the vet gave chlorphen maleate if rash came back. Here we are 1 month later and the rash has returned. The medication given is not giving him any relief. He loves to spend time outside in the grass and I'm suspecting that is the cause. Before I originally took him to the vet I gave him a bath in oatmeal and that made the rash flare up and bother him even more so I immediately brought him in. I use a GNC pet shampoo and his bed and blankets are washed in Tide. He eats only Blue Buffalo kibble and can food. I have been really limiting what table food I give him since I have seen his rash return. Any advice would be helpful. I would hate to keep bringing him to the vet to be drugged up on antibiotics.
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    It could be an allergy. Has your vet done a skin culture to rule out Staph or MRSA? The reason for the ask is this looks very similar to what My Harlea looked like back in March and after a few weeks of it clearing up and coming back with a vengence a skin culture was done and it turned out to be MRSA and we are still fighting it as I type this almost 4 months later.

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    I think it may be allergies to grass. We never had a problem throughout the winter but as the grass and everything else started coming in I noticed it flare up. Some days it would clear up on his own but this is the second time I have noticed it get really red and bother him. I will check with vet to see what they think. Thank you replying!

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    Anytime. Its always better to be safe than sorry.

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    If it is grass, Benadryl and a good routine when he comes in will help. My Rampage was very allergic to grass but it's completely manageable. Wiping down his feet, belly and anything else that touched grass is the key.

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    Thank you for your reply! How much Benadryl for 36 pounds and growing? And what should I wipe him down with? Wet cloth or just dry towel? Also I tried putting olive oil in his food around the same time as he started meds so I don't know I'd that helped any or if I should give it another try.

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    1mg per pound up to 3 times a day.

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    Thank you Marine91!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnzosMommy View Post
    Thank you for your reply! How much Benadryl for 36 pounds and growing? And what should I wipe him down with? Wet cloth or just dry towel? Also I tried putting olive oil in his food around the same time as he started meds so I don't know I'd that helped any or if I should give it another try.
    Wet colth.... Banks is allergic to all things green and I have to wipe her paws and belly after each trip outside.
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    After a few days of patting him down with a doggy wet wipe every time he comes inside his rash has miraculously cleared up! No more red, itching and scratching! It must be the grass that bothers his skin. But we've got a routine down and it's working awesome! Thank you all for the amazing suggestions!

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    Try wiping his underside with a damp cloth every time he comes in from outside and see it that helps.
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    Hi, his symptoms definitely sound like allergy symptoms, and it seems like you've narrowed it down to the grass, many bullies are allergic to grass and other environmental sources, as well as cleaning products like shampoos, laundry soaps and other cleaners. If you have a sensitive bully, it's best to use unscented products, and products for sensitive skin, like unscented, sensitive baby wipes. He could also have allergies to his food. A lot of bullies are allergic to chicken and grains. You have already been given great advice from above members, and Benadryl when needed, and wiping off his paws and belly will help reduce breakouts, and allergy symptoms. There are also some natural supplements you can give your bully to help boost his immune system. I add plain unsweetened yogurt to y guys morning kibble every day, it's an excellent source of probiotics and will help with digestion and also boosts the immune system, which will help him to fight of infections and allergy symptoms, I also add 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water everyday, it is a natural anti inflammatory, and kills the bad bacteria in the body, which boosts the immune system, and it balances the Ph levels of the blood, yeast can't live in an alkaline environment, but does grow in an acidic environment. We also add an Omega oil to their evening kibble, you can use either salmon oil, cod liver oil, or coconut oil. All of these things are natural so are safe, and are inexpensive a d can be bought at a drugstore, or a health food store.
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