Do you have any Idea what this may be? Skin Allergies?

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Here is a question from a Boston Terrier owner named Sarah asking other Boston Terrier owners about the red on the skin of her Boston Terrier puppy.

She says : “Going to take my boston to her first puppy vet visit, but do you have any idea what this may be. I thought maybe it was skin allergies because I heard that’s common but it doesn’t seem to even bother her.

Does anyone have any idea, experiences or recommendations?

Do you have any Idea what this may be? Skin Allergies?Do you have any Idea what this may be? Skin Allergies?

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Bill Taylor

fleas

Sharon Boan

Mine was flea allergies too. If she gets even one flea on her she will break out like that…but no fleas…no problems 🙂

Celia Jenkins King

It’s allergies. Glacier peaks has a DNA allergy test you can do for around $80. My bosty is allergic to chicken, beef and a lot of other things. I even had to take the ivy out of the yard. I also give him a bath once a week. He’s doing really good now. I also put coconut oil on his food with ground flax seed. Do the testing and quit guessing.

Christ-l L'égarée

What diet do you use?

Roxana Smith

Red mange maybe my puppy had it, got it from his Mom several patches with no hair red skin, Vet said it would never go away, but he gave me meds to control it

Indygrl76

It could be mange– go to a vet immediately before it spreads all over his face.

Billie Lewis

FOOD CHANGE

Linda Johnson

My Boston had this and after many different treatments,Tea Tree shampoo cleared it up immediately.I used a cotton bandage square to clean this close to her eyes.

Kitty Deckard

I would say save you and the baby a trial and error, go to the vet or call your breeder

Jamille Lovemeorleavemealone Chinnis

It looks like some type of allergic reaction. Try some benedryl. You can put it in peanut butter or get Greenie’s Pill Pockets. Benedryl is really small and they usually can’t chew it. If that doesn’t work, you may need to get an llergy test done. Good Luck!

Melissa Southworth Young

flea allergy give this poor thing some fish oils soon

Christine Stock

sorry i don’t

Denise Centeno

Go to the vet…

Karen Morris

I think the best choice is to go to your vet it could be any of the above. Good luck.

Livi Thule

Agreed.

Pamela Robbins Thrasher

Looks like mange.

Eddie Gonzalez

Allergies. My Boston is allergic to everything!

Rogério Cruz Teixeira

Marcos Murad Guilherme Murad

Toby MacDonald

Have your vet rule out demodex mange. Simple skin test.

Marina Massaro

I agree it’s skin allergies from the appearance but it’s puzzling that is doesn’t seem to bother her. From the photo it looks like there could be a small skin infection in it, but an injection will clear that right up normally. Hope your vet visit goes well and congratulations on such an adorable little baby there ❤️✌🏼️🐾

James Okey

Yes see your Vet. The pup may also have some areas that look like that on the front legs. But you should see your Vet quick for it could be Red Mange (Demodectic Mange). Demodectic Mange is a genetic condition and if not treated it could be deadly.

James Okey

The pups get this from the mother as they nurse. It’s a certain type of mite the bitch has a genetic propensity to harbor. Dogs that have this should not be bread and if your pup is positive for the mite the breeder should be notified.

I don’t mean to cause undo worry but it is something to check out. It has happened to one of my pups but the breeder continued to breed his bitch. Note, if the pup does have Demodectic Mange, it can be successfully treated but the pup should never be bread.

Linda Couger

Agreed

Joan E Moore

James Okey one of my babies had mange,all the prescriptions internal- external ,worked for a minute, but stopped working,so my vet perscirbed NEXGARD the flea,and tick tablet, and so it went awayl it was pretty expensive ,i think i paid 120.00 for six tablet 1 chewable tablet a month

Melinda Melanson
James Okey

Joan E Moore Yes as I remember it was very expensive. My dog had to get a number of Dips at first with her having to spend a number of days at the clinic. This was followed by Dips at specified times, each time with an overnight stay. Then there was expensive pills. This was all done at Oklahoma State University school of veterinary medicine.

James Okey

Joan E Moore Yes as I remember it was very expensive. My dog had to get a number of Dips at first with her having to spend a number of days at the clinic. This was followed by Dips at specified times, each time with an overnight stay. Then there was expensive pills. This was all done at Oklahoma State University school of veterinary medicine.

BTW: Let’s hope this pup doesn’t have Red Mange and it’s something simple.

James Okey

Joan E Moore I just thought of something; it sounds like you are describing Sarcoptic Mange. That is a different bug altogether.

Vittore Massaro

Our puppy had the exact thing and it was fleas. It’s not a “flea infection”, no. But it’s an allergy that makes them break out in a rash and if they scratch it, it looks horrible. Our poor baby still has some scars but they gave her a shot and Trifexis. If she/he is not old enough yet, try an oatmeal bath because that helped for a day. I hope the puppy gets better!

Shirley Eller

He may need to see vet, it looks like yeast infection. The vet can help you get it cleared up

Gale Stanley

I was told that Boston terriers have allergies and to give him benedryl,and it worked pretty good on my bt

Ryan Roysden

Lol its not flea infection, c’mon they would know if it was fleas, it’s skin allergies, my Boston gets in once in a great while…it only last a few days and it will go away..nothing to worry about, just give him lots of love n

Gloria Belanger

From allergies…pressed the wrong button….mine does that and thats from rubbing or scrat hing

Gloria Belanger

Your dog has been scratching or rubbing that area…its most likely

Deb Gallaher

Looks like flea infection