The San Francisco Chronicle’s Ask the Vet column features SFVS dermatologist Helen Power today, answering a reader’s question about a greyhound with troubling red patches on her skin. The question:
The skin between and above my greyhound’s paw pads is red and now she has a red patch on her belly. Her vet prescribed Panalog (an ointment used to treat skin and ear infections or inflammation), but he didn’t make a diagnosis and the ointment hasn’t helped. These red patches are obviously bothering her because she’s licking the area. What could this be?
The answer: Allergy may be troubling dog