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First off, HI!! I'm new here. I have a 5 month old (well in 6 days) basset hound named August. He's your average lazy, stubborn, adorable basset. He loves to lay on my chest (probably going to regret starting that when he gets really big). He just started to loose his "baby teeth". It scared me so bad when he lost the first one. I've never had a puppy that lost his teeth (that I was aware of). He was playing tug of war with a friend and it just came out. There was a little blood but it stopped after a second. The next day he lost another, so I've been on tooth patrol ever since.

I have a couple of questions.

1)Since we've moved from my parents house I've been letting him sleep with me, which means he become un-crate trained. He whines/barks/whimpers the whole time he's in it. Any advice on how to re-crate/kennel train him?

2)He has some sores near his privates. I've mentioned it to the vet, the first time she just said it was puppy acne and would get better on its own. The second time she prescribed antibiotics (it had gotten way worse). That cleared it up, but now its back worse than ever! He didn't mess with it before, but now he is constantly messing with it. I plan to take him to the vet sometime next week or the week after, I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I'm going to try to attach some pictures but I'm new at this so I hope they show up.

Sorry for such a long post! :) Thanks for reading!
 

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Charlotte has something that looks similar (although its kind of hard to tell because the pics aren't quite clear). She has been super itchy but after flea treatment and a medicated bath didn't work and she was still itching/biting little sores on her tummy and legs we went to the vet who now suspects it might be seasonal allergies. Because of all the sores she put Lotte on prednisone (to stop the inflamation and histamines) and cephalaxin for the sores. If they clear up her issues she might try her on a daily allergy medication as well. She had been miserable for 2 weeks but after 2 1/2 days on her new meds she is comfortable again.
 

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The itchy stuff might be a staph infection or it might be seasonal allergies. Rosco has the same thing but only during summer months. The crate training part, I suggest putting him into his crate and give him a treat right away. You have to build him back up to sitting in there quietly and understanding he is getting rewarded not punished.

Cute pup!
 

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Don't know what the boo-boos might be, but glad you're having a vet take a look.

Love the name and he looks like a handsome young man :) Welcome!
 

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cephalaxin is what the vet put him on last time, it cleared it up great and started working fast. she told me that if we didn't do anything about it, it could turn to staph. i've noticed that his eyes have been really red throughout the day. they used to only get red around bed time so i thought it was because he was tired. hopefully it's just allergies.

annie i think you are the only person who has said they like his name. haha every usually tries to get me to change it to something else.
 

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I think it's a cute name, too! He's a very handsome boy, too. Welcome to the forums!
 

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he is soooo cute!!!
the rash....is it a rash? or is it like, little pimples? are they water filled, or actually like a pimple and pus filled? if it's water filled, that's an allergic reaction, or else a type of psorisis. Is he around grass? does he drag his butt in it? a nice sponge bath after grass might make a difference, i used to get little water blisters from grass when i was a kid.
if it's pus filled, it could be a kind of skin acne, which i also recommend sponge bath every day in the area, with anti-bacterial soap...or does he have little hairs growing in? maybe he's chewing his hairs off and they grow back as ingrown hairs! that's kind of unlikely over such a big area...but i'm just throwing it out there.

try to look up dog rash, or red bumps, or itchy red bumps or differet variations online before going to the vet. If the vet hasn't seen something like that before, they may just throw out expensive treatments you may not need.

Is he on any meds, or vitamins? it could be allergic reaction to his food. You could try a really high quality food without fillers or additives. ...and without wheat or corn gluten!

my beagle has terrible stomach and bowel issues...until i started feeding her holistic select brand food...she's had a 100% turn around! anyway, it's worth a try!
 

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its more of a rash with scabs on it? i've been taking him on walks through grass but it started way before that. i've tried to look it up but i never knew what to search for. he isn't on any regular meds, he's had a heart worm preventative once a month but it started before that too. he's been eating Purina puppy chow since before i got him, so maybe its that?
 

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he's been eating Purina puppy chow since before i got him, so maybe its that
highly unlikely food alergies develop over time 5 month would be very early for a food allergy.

its more of a rash with scabs on it?
the scabs are likely cause by the dog especial if the condition is ichy fwiw most general practitioning vets are not very good a siagnosing and treating skin condition because most proplem look the same and even if the right diagnoses is made often there is a more primary ie underlying cause that if not treated meand the conditionwill keep coming back I highly recoomend seeking out a vet that specializes in dermatology

see find a dermatologist

suggest putting him into his crate and give him a treat right away
that is likely way too big of a step. See the link below. If you have not shaped a behavior before I suggest a clicker training class that specializes in shaping

crate training
if you have a crate that allows the door to be removed I suggest doing that when training initially

clicker project

Fun Training Techniques for You and Your Canine!
 

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Heat,can be a common factor in these rash problems.Like a prickly heat.You can use a little medicated powder.Lotties mom I would be wary of using prednisone.Only in a last ditch effort.
 

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would be wary of using prednisone.Only in a last ditch effort
often topical steriods like hydrocordizone cream offers the benefits of oral steriods like "pred" with far fewer side effect.
 

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Heat,can be a common factor in these rash problems.
He gets really hot when he's asleep. Not sure if this is the kind of heat you mean though. I've noticed that he has the same kind of rash in the crease of his front legs too.

I highly recoomend seeking out a vet that specializes in dermatology
I found a vet here in town that handles dermatology. I won't be able to take him to a vet until around the end of this week, though.
 

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often topical steriods like hydrocordizone cream offers the benefits of oral steriods like "pred" with far fewer side effect.
We were past using anything topical she was driving herself and me mad with the itching and rash, besides she never does well with creams/ointments because she will just lick them off or rub herself against the carpet to wipe it off. She must hate the feeling of having that kind of stuff on her because i've never seen a dog work so hard at getting it off. The oral prednisone made a big difference and she stopped itching/biting the 1st day she began the course. I wish she didn't have to take them because she is having a lot of side effects with increased thirst/hunger and urination she has also seemed more tired than usual. But her rash has really started to heal and she must be feeling better.
 

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Hiya August!

i had pink spots too in the same area and had 2 rounds of antibiotic pills from my vet. then they went away. glad u get to see the vet.

we like ur pic-- u are good-looking!

also, we really **like** your name :) but we are partial 'cause my person's bday is in August, in fact coming up... so she thought of that as a name before too. what we like most of all are your glowing green eyes (that happens to me too, sometimes).

--Welcome, Worm
 

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Hiya August!

i had pink spots too in the same area and had 2 rounds of antibiotic pills from my vet. then they went away. glad u get to see the vet.

we like ur pic-- u are good-looking!

also, we really **like** your name :) but we are partial 'cause my person's bday is in August, in fact coming up... so she thought of that as a name before too. what we like most of all are your glowing green eyes (that happens to me too, sometimes).

--Welcome, Worm
Wormie! Welcome back, glad you didn't get eaten :) My momma's b-day is in August too so now I think that's probably why she likes the name soo much :) But she knew I'd be Annie Oakley the minute she picked me outta my litter.
 

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Wormie! Welcome back, glad you didn't get eaten :) My momma's b-day is in August too so now I think that's probably why she likes the name soo much :) But she knew I'd be Annie Oakley the minute she picked me outta my litter.
Hee hee, we're all in the August club, and Mr. August the basset is the President of the club :)

Ms. Oakley, thanks for the welcome, i like your name too-- did your Mama know your name was Annie Oakley because you were carrying a gun around???
--Worm
 

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I've noticed that he has the same kind of rash in the crease of his front legs too.
Skin fold pyderma usually in basset cvaused by yeast it can be related to orimary causes like allergies or skin conditions like seborrhea but still fairly common absecent these. Keep int area under control with medicated powders, antimicrobial shampoos or between bath wipes or home made wipes like vinegar, witch hazel , listerine etc. Can help enourmously.
 
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