Ask an expert

20 Nov 2004

Body rash on spaniel
My spaniel breaks out in a body rash- (blisters that start to ooze). The rash isn't concentrated on any particular area. He only seems to break out after eating food that has any preservative (including all forms of dog food, canned and pellets).
What should I do? Could the rash be associated with his food?
Answer 443 views

01 Jan 0001

It is potentially possible that your dog can be allergic to certain foods. If you have observed an association between specific foods or food types and the rash, avoid those food types. There are a special diets available for allergic dogs from your veterinarian. The rash may also be caused by a bacterial infection, but even that may be caused initially by an allergy.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9433 votes
68% - 19977 votes