Treating Dermatitis

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How can I treat my dog's dermatitis?

Treating Dermatitis

Moist dermatitis is self-inflicted, and usually caused by a dog scratching or chewing himself, especially in the area of the hind quarters. Certain types of dogs are more prone to this condition, namely Golden Retrievers.

To treat the area trim the hair over and around the area. Next, clean with a gentle soap and water mixture followed with hydrogen peroxide. It is extremely helpful to apply an over-the-counter cream, cortisone, at least twice a day. If the condition worsens, bring your pet to the vet immediately. If the infection is severe enough, your dog will need a cortisone injection or antibiotics in order to recover completely.

   

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