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Old 01-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody, My adopted Bassett Slim has a problem with very red areas under his front legs. I've tried diet changes,diffrent lotions, frequent bathes. I also have him on benydral twice a day. He really seems bothered by this issue and I can't figure out how to help him. I have another older Bassett that has no problems like this. Any suggestions would be welcome. I've attached a couple photos as well. Thanks Mike
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have no idea if it will help but someone on here told me to sprinkle foot powder on the area daily.....which I do but Barney's is brown, not red and doesn't seem bothered by it. I think I read that it's a common place for bassets to get a yeast infection...someone will come along and give better advice.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome.
I'd take him to the vet and get it checked - skin swab.
But it looks like yeast to me (unfortunately know it well from my youngest). The armpits are quite common areas as they're warm and often moist - perfect environment for the dreaded stuff. Are you using an anti fungal/bacterial shampoo? I have just started using Malacetic and it's great so far. Also it's important to let the lather sit for 10-15 minutes before thorough rinse(tasty treats during bath time makes this more bearable for them). Also really important to dry v. well (I use a blow dryer on low heat).
A light dusting of Athletes Foot Powder works pretty well (I use one that is 1% tolnaftate)
In between baths I wipe Margot down with a mixture of half white vinegar and water after her walks. Apple Cider Vinegar is good too but I save that to put in their food/water (also good for yeast and many other things). Food - especially grains and potatoes can aggravate yeast. I hope you get it sorted.

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Thank you for your quick responces. Is that shampoo something I get at that Vet? You put vinegar in their food? On my way to pick some foot powder.
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Malacetic Shampoo you can buy online (here in the UK). Your vet will more than likely give you Malaseb which might be fine with Slim (not for my Margot - it's quite harsh)
Unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar is great for feeding. (Good for skin,joints,digestion..). Start off slowly with a teaspoon in their water or a meal and work upto a tablespoon daily. Mine actually like the taste especially Lula - I think she'd drink a bottle if given the chance.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you REALly want a vet to look at it. It is very possible that it is a staph infection and not a yeast infection that is mor typical of bassets the home remedies above general work well for a yeast infection not so much for a staph infection,.
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I think if it was staph he wouldn't have survived this long. this is a ongoing issue that dates back a year. It seems to get a little better then a little worse. I have been reading about using apple cider vinegar and yogurt to combat a yeast infection. Has anybody had any sucess with this? He has been to the vet over this issue and been given hydrocortisine cream with little or no improvement

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Has he been on antibiotics it can be a secondary skin infection
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Oh dear, that looks so sore! If he were mine, I'd stop all lotions and potions, and especially not use Malaseb which is so often the shampoo of choice for yeast infections but so harsh. None of mine has shown any improvement using this (which could suggest those I occasionally had with this of my own breeding, didn't have a yeast infection!!) and in fact often went to a more red inflammed look too. My current boy has something akin to this going on under his arms, and between his back legs, although his tends to be brown discoloured fur, not inflammed red like your boy has. Frankie also has some of this on the wrinkles on his front legs, and between the toes. He will go at his toes, but otherwise how he is bothers me more than him. I have him on a fish and potato diet too, for his sensitive tummy so his problem shouldn't, I'd suggest, be a food intolerance. I just have to keep occasionally bathing him under there, and I use a diluted Hibiscrub solution which is mild and doesn't make him red like your boy is.

I'd ask your vet to give him an anti inflammatory shot to try to calm it all down and if you have access to a vet who specialises in skin problems, have him take a look and advise.

Add - Yes he could well do with antibiotics to help all that heal up. Good point.
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staph is usually not a killer it is the most common bacteria on the skin we all have some and live just fine., MERSA now that is a different story but not what we are talking about.
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