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    [IMG] [/IMG]My pug, Minnie, will be a year old in July and since we have had her she has had a few rashes. These rashes cleared up within a week though and were always on the sides of her face or the top of her head. Recently she developed a really bad case of the rash and I took her to the vet. The vet scraped off some of the rash and tested it for mites. This test came back negative. He prescribed heart worm and an antibiotic. After 2 weeks this rash has gotten extremely worse. Minnie is acting her normal self but the rash is now on her shoulder and it looks like an open wound. She also has it on her back leg and a bit on her butt. The rash starts as looking like dandruff and then it gets hard and scabs over. It seems to itch her but I am scared that she will get an infection from scratching. I have been mixing warm water and peroxide and putting it on the rash and then Neosporin. it doesn't seem to be working. The reason I haven't taken her back to the vet is because I am currently broke (like everyone these days). I have never experienced a rash like this before, has anyone else? Am i treating her the right way? Please help!
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    Hi and to Pug Village! I am sorry Minnie is having such trouble....poor girl. There are some fantastic and knowledgeable people on this forum that can hopefully help you figure this out.
    Just to get things started...some of the questions that always come up when trying to solve skin issues are:

    What type of food does she eat?
    Does her skin have an odor?
    Is she on flea control? (sometimes they are allergic to fleas)
    Does she come into contact with any plants or chemicals?

    If you happen to have pictures of the rash that may help too.....plus we just love Puggy pics here! lol!
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    Right now she is eating Purina One puppy chow and no plants! The vet said the heart worm would treat for fleas so no fleas and yes, it has an oder. Thank you!

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    Hi & That looks very nasty & infected to me! If it were me, I'd be getting her back to the vet. I know it gets expensive--can you check into applying for care credit, or maybe your vet would take payments, or put it on a regular credit card if you have one? I know nobody wants to have to do that, but it sounds like your Minnie's problem is spreading. Maybe just a course of antibiotics would fix her up.

    I'm sure others with more experience will be along soon to help you out. You might need to try a different food....good luck & please keep us posted how Minnie is doing.
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    Hello & to the village! The area looks infected and unfortunately she needs a vet visit. Let us know how she does.
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    yes, a vet visit is needed before it gets worse.
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    Looks like an infected hot spot to me.

    Shave the area. It will bleed. Clean the area well as you have been doing.

    You will need to get her back to the vet for some antibiotics - both oral and a cream, I would think.

    Hot spots will spread so you need to find the cause of the itching. It could be fleas or allergies. My Snifter had a terrible load of hotspots until we found it was a food allergy. Try switching to a totally grain free food. Grains are very common allergens.


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    Thank you everyone! She has been on an antibiotic for 2 weeks now, she is still taking them.

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    I understand that money is an issue, but Purina is a lousy dog food. Buy her a grain free kibble, the best quality one that you can afford and also only grain free treats. Staff at your pet food store should be able to help you out with that.
    Keep the area clean and shaved as Snifter suggested.
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    Agreed with Sugarskullz. Hope your baby is doing better soon!
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