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Hi, my year old male French Bulldog (Chico) has had a rash for about a a couple weeks now.

His rash initially was just in one little spot in his armpits. Now it covers a decent amount of his armpit area. This rash is a a bit dry in some areas but moist in the deepest part of his armpit.
Chico is quite an active dog and often plays at the same park with different dogs in the neighbourhood and is generally regulated food wise. I have been feeding him raw meat for the past 10 months and he absolutely loves it.
I have given him two baths using an oatmeal & aloe shampoo which i have gotten at the pet store and it doesn't seem to help. I have attached a photo that i took after his bath.

Basically, if anyone has information on what this could be and what are some home remedies I can use, that would help immensely!
 

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The forum has a policy against anyone giving medical advice here, so what you're going hear is you need to take Chico to the vet. From my own experience, if you live where it's available to you, consider skipping the regular vet and going straight to a vet who specializes in dermatology.
 

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You need to go to a vet, and as storyist suggests, a vet who specializes in dermatology would be ideal. A rash could be be any one of a zillion things, some of them much more serious than others. An exam can discover whether there's a clear cause such a fungus or parasite, or if it's something with a more systemic cause like an autoimmune issue or allergy. All of these have very different treatments so there's little point in throwing potential cures at it without determining the cause, or at least narrowing it down, first. Many of these treatments are prescription-based so a "home remedy" isn't going to cut it. The fact that it is worsening means you should go sooner rather than later - irritated skin can easily become infected and then you have an even bigger, more painful, riskier (and more expensive) problem on your hands.

As a secondary (but possibly related) issue, "raw meat" alone probably isn't a balanced diet. If you're going to feed homemade raw, I'd strongly suggest doing some more research. I think there are some raw feeders on this forum who can point you in the right direction.
 

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Agreed. We have a strict "no medical advice" rule for conditions that haven't been seen by a vet for a reason - even well-meaning advice can be harmful and/or delay necessary medical intervention when we're just non-veterinary professionals guessing at what the cause is.

I'm closing this thread, but please do feel free to continue posting about your pup if you want to share or ask non-medical questions!
 
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