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can I put diaper ointment on my dog?

Posted by Tina L.

my dog looks like she has hives on her stomach, any ideas?
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There are a lot of things that can cause "hive-like" lesions on a dog's abdomen--Allergies to many things in your dog's environment, flea or lice bites, infections, just to name a few.

If your dog is an outdoor dog, look also for any new plants she might have gotten into or for any biting ants.

A new shampoo could cause a skin reaction, especially if not rinsed thoroughly.

Without knowing what caused the lesions, I would advise that you simply clean the abdominal area with cool water and possible a very mild soap.  If they last longer than 1-2 days, you should have the dog examined by your veterinarian.

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