Spot on tummy

AJ has this spot on his tummy right in front of his gear. It doesn't seem to bother him: he doesn't lick or scratch at it. However, when I clean it up, it appears pink and slightly inflamed. Any ideas on what it could be and how to make it go away?
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Almost looks like a bedsore, maybe when you where out driving he was rubbing against something as he slept?

Maya gets this, has had it since she was a baby, it flares up every now and then. It flared up when she had her season and she keeps biting at her belly (she had a phantom pregnancy so i think her stomach was itchy/sore) and has made it worse!

The vet says that it is a form of canine acne.

Yeast infection, needs to see a vet. And I would say that is what Maya has also. And I have never found anything over the counter that will clear it up and not have it come back.

@tanza:

Yeast infection, needs to see a vet. And I would say that is what Maya has also. And I have never found anything over the counter that will clear it up and not have it come back.

Umm..no she doesnt 😕 As i said above, she has already seen the vet and they diagnosed acne. They did tests and scrapes so its pretty definitive, and the meds they give for it clear it up :rolleyes:

I have never seen anything like this before. Did they say what caused the skin acne?

Not really, it usually happens around the muzzle though, Maya's just happened to be on her stomach. They gave me some rather smelly green ointment to put on it several times a day and it cleared up.

It is made worse if it gets damp, or if they lick/bite at it.

As I said, he hasn't been scratching or licking at it. However, I will take it under advisement and get him to a vet soon as I find one I can get to. I'm without wheels right now due to truck being in the shop. I thought of trying Monistat cream on it. Is it that kind of yeast? Also, I still have some antifungal in the truck I got from the vet a while back. Miconizole .5% solution. Think it might work?

Maya hasnt licked at it before, just this time, but i think she was licking at her belly anyway cos of having milk and maybe being uncomfortable.

I would get him to a vet before treating him with anything 🙂

@Maya:

Maya hasnt licked at it before, just this time, but i think she was licking at her belly anyway cos of having milk and maybe being uncomfortable.

I would get him to a vet before treating him with anything 🙂

Missed that part about acne with Maya… and I agree with you, I would go to a Vet before trying over the counter. However, I can tell you it is not the same type of yeast that you would use Monistat for....

And one of my employees has a service dog that gets acne, but on the muzzle.... but you can tell right away it is acne, looks like "pimples"....

That dark staining that I see in AJ's picture is what I remember with my OJ and his yeast infection

Here we use Helosan on animals (also very good for humans). Its a mild antiseptic skin ointment.

If you can get a hold of that, I highly suggest it.

Blaze got that a few times. The first time the vet said it was a dry spot due to out weather. He would lick it and it would become red, slightly puffy and inflamed. Our vet gave us a cream to put on it, it was a steroid similar to the stuff for enzema. I asked if we should put a cone on him, just so he didn't lick it. She said it's really gross tasting, he won't lick it, but it wouldn't hurt him if he did… He ate the tube the next day... I called the vet back, she said use Polysporin. It cleared it up pretty good, and when ever it came back, always in dry cold winters, I'd use it again.
I do agree that a vet check is the best thing to do. The Polysporin did leave spots when he laid down too...

I'm very sceptical about that being acne and tend to agree with Tanza. I don't think it would be wise to treat AJ with an acne remedy. Take Tanza's advice and try to get him to a vet. Hypercal is a mild homeopathic cream which would be ok to use in the meantime and it could stop any irritation and won't interfere with anything your vet subsequently prescribes.

Jazz gets that on her tummy also and it doesn't bother her in the slightest also. Occasionally flares and a bit of lotion - the name of which I forget at the moment and I am not where I can get to it – takes care of it.

But yeast is usually very itchy. You might try the antifungal if he won't lick at it and see if that clears it up though.

@Lenora:

But yeast is usually very itchy. You might try the antifungal if he won't lick at it and see if that clears it up though.

That's the one reason I'm not convinced it would be yeast. I would expect yeast to be excruciatingly itchy and bothersome. AJ has no itching and it doesn't bother him in the least. Also, I've never known yeast infections to be brown in color. I appreciate everyone's input.

The best option is definately to get him to the vet ASAP 🙂

If its not yeast as other have suggested, from Maya having exactly the same thing that has been diagnosed by the vet as canine acne, i would think it might well be that, but its impossible to tell just from a picture and many different skin problems look similar in pictures.

Thirza ( basenji ) and Cy ( ibizan hound ) had this as well as a griffon from my friend, vets couldnt find anything, they all were biting their paws as well….
appeared to be the food they were given....changed food, no problems...
i dont know if this also counts for AJ but maybe worth to try when the vet cant find anything else.

@AJs:

That's the one reason I'm not convinced it would be yeast. I would expect yeast to be excruciatingly itchy and bothersome. AJ has no itching and it doesn't bother him in the least. Also, I've never known yeast infections to be brown in color. I appreciate everyone's input.

I can assure you that yeast infections will turn the skin brown… and it doesn't always have to be itchy and bothersome, depending on the degree. But as already said, you really should see the Vet to get a determination on what it is....

Thank you, Ms. Pat and everyone else. I plan on getting him to a vet as soon as I can.

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