Is your canine companion constantly itching, scratching, and or chewing at their stomach? Have you noticed signs of irritated skin or a rash on their belly? Your poor pup is probably pretty uncomfortable, and as their owner, a rash can be alarming and the relentless itching can be difficult to watch.
Skin issues, particularly belly rashes, are incredibly common for dogs and can happen for a variety of reasons. While a rash is not likely to be anything serious, it’s important to get to the bottom of it. Skin issues can be a huge source of stress for both you and your pet. And the longer your dog suffers through this discomfort without proper care and attention, the worse the skin irritation can become.
What to look for
Rashes on your dog’s belly can present in different ways. If you notice they are excessively itching, biting, or licking their skin, a closer look may reveal bumps on their stomach. These bumps may be accompanied by red, inflamed skin and the area may be either dry or raw. These rashes can be itchy, tender, and even turn painful. Keep an eye out for anything abnormal on the skin around your dog’s tummy, especially if that area seems to be bothering them and causing discomfort. Read on to learn why your dog may be experiencing skin issues on their belly and what you can do to support their skin and overall health.
What’s going on?
Your dog’s skin is surprisingly sensitive to changes both within their body and in the environment around them. There can be several possible reasons behind the itchy rash on their belly:
- Dry skin possibly caused by excessive bathing or dry air from home heating in winter—try to keep baths to once a month (unless they find a mud puddle or something stinky!) and consider using a humidifier when the weather is cold
- Skin infection from fungus, bacteria, or viruses
- Allergies to food or grooming products—your dog can be allergic to pretty much anything humans can!
- Parasites such as fleas and ticks
- Environmental irritants like poison ivy or other plants
- Genetic predisposition to skin issues—some breeds, such as Golder Retrievers, Boxers, and others, are more prone than other breeds to developing skin problems
How can CBD + CBDA help?
ElleVet’s CBD + CBDA is proven effective in providing dogs support for itchy skin. We conducted a groundbreaking study in 2020 investigating the efficacy of our CBD + CBDA oil on dogs with Pruritis, itchy skin inflammation common in dogs. Results found that the majority of dogs enrolled in the study had a significant improvement in skin itchiness. Learn more about the study here.
If you are noticing excessive itching or rashes on your pup’s tummy or other areas on their body, ElleVet’s CBD + CBDA products can address this irritation and discomfort and offer skin health support, which is important for maintaining a good quality of life. Pet parents give their dogs our chews, soft gels, and oils to help ease their furry friend’s discomfort and incessant itching with tremendous success. In addressing these issues, ElleVet’s CBD + CBDA can lead to improved overall well-being. And we all want a happy, healthy pup!
As always, consult your veterinarian about any issues your dog is experiencing. For any questions about ElleVet’s CBD + CBDA products or how CBD can help your canine friend live their best life, give us a call (844-673-7287) or send us an email ([email protected]). We are here to help.