Originally Posted by JoKealoha
major props for rescuing! you really are making a difference.
heat rash can be alot of things. but a bath with mild soap would be a good starting point. preferably fragrance free. rinse super good.
follow with cold compress (not too cold). and considering the time of year, try to keep him in the shade and AC if you can.
a very small amount of aloe vera might be helpful. he will try to lick it off and that could make her sick. so i would only use it if you have a cone (which you probably do since you rescue on the regular).
Yea he's getting ready to hit the bath right now. So the full story now that I have a second to type.... I guess this girl shared a house with her husband and a room mate. They got their own property and moved out. The owner of the dog ended up moving to an apartment that couldn't take dogs so he tied the dog to a tree in the backyard and moved out. Never told his landlord or anything. When she got there the dog was emaciated and had almost no hair on his back end. She took the dog to the vet and the vet said it was hot spots and she has been treating it with NuStock (I'm gonna get some but I have to order it online and I didn't want him to have to wait if there was another remedy) his hair is growing back pretty well considering what she said he looked like and he has put on weight and looks fine. His coat is nice and shiny and she got him his shots. She was planning on keeping him but her Great Dane attacked him so he had to go. Poor dude has scars and little bite wounds all over besides the fact that his back end looks awful. He is such a cute dog too I can't imagine and she was told by the breeder that he gave $2,000 for the dog. The breeder wanted my phone number so she could get ahold of me for papers and to see how the dog was doing. I just don't get why somebody would just dump. He could've frikken died??
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