Dog Stiff Skin Problem
My bluenose pittbull has a patch of stiff skin and the fur on it is lighter than the rest of his fur. He has skin allergies in the summer, but dosent seem to have them now. The only thing wrong with his skin is this wierd patch of skin and fur.
Is it somthing to worry about or will it go away? Editor Suggestions Dog Stiff Skin Problem
It is really hard for me to say without seeing your dog. It could be nothing at all to worry about, maybe just an area that is still healing from his allergies, but it could also be something more serious.
You could certainly try cleaning the area with an antiseptic like a chlorhexidine solution
and then apply an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin
for a week or two, or a herbal remedy like Wound Dr.
might be worth a try.
But, if it gets worse or doesn’t get better in a week or two, definitely get him in for a checkup.
Jennifer Coates, DVM