my dog benny who's a lab/retiver mix has a patch of skin next to his leg that looks like a rash and is losing hair. Can it be treated with an ointment? And is it contagious to another dog?
I would have to examine your pet to give you an accurate diagnosis. This can be many different things including ringworm, demodex, infection, allergy etc.. I recommend a visit the vet to be on the safe side. Your vet will probably do a skin scrape and a fungal culture depending on what he/she feel is necessary. You can try tripple antibiotic sold over the counter at any drug store but if it doesn't help, go to the vet. vetcare