Diarrhea often leaves a dirty bottom for cats and dogs. The animal might not be well enough or too old to look after it’s hygine itself leaving the owner to help in it’s care. Unclean bottom causes itchiness and the animal might scratch or rub the offending area risking skin breaking down and getting infected.
Horses can get diarrhea when changing the feeding e.g. from pasture to silage. The loose feces fall easily from buttocks to in between the thighs. The dried feces can cause friction between the thighs and cause friction and chafing, which can get easily infected. Best course of action is to try and find the reason for diarrhea and fixing the problem.
Cleaning and correct skin care are the basics for these skin problems regardless of the animal 1) wash and 2) when necessary soothing cream. Derma4 gentle shampoo can be used if the skin is not infected or inflamed. If the area is red and hot to touch, Derma1 skin care shampoo provides relief. Dry skin well with clean towel. Horses are prone to get chaffing in their inner thighs which can be treated with Derma2 calming serum. More information about cuts and crazes can be found in skin problems.
Good tip for cleaning the bottom of an animal is to spray Derma9 Luxury shine&care on surrounding area and to horses’ tail. This leaves a dirt protective layer on hair and skin and eases the cleaning next time. If the diarrhea is a constant problem, Derma10 heel balm can be applied on the bottom. This water free cream provides more lasting protection on skin against diarrhea than Derma9 spray.
Significant part of animals’ hygienia is purity of the genitalia. Hairy dogs can have tangles in private parts, that get dirty with feaces and urine. Animals can be helped by washing the private parts and carefully removing tangles. Wash with mild Derma4 Gentle shampoo. If the surrounding skin area is red and warm , wash with Derma1 skin care shampoo. If the surrounding skin is irritated, Derma2 calming serum relieves the irritation and helps the skin to recover.
Manage the cleanliness of mares’ teats with regular wash off the dirt when necessary. It is especially important to keep the teats clean in summer when insect bites are most prolific. If the skin is intact , a wash with Derma4 Gentle shampoo is sufficient. If the skin is red, warm with insect bites, wash with Derma1 skin care shampoo. Apply Derma2 calming serum to relieve the irritated skin.
Check the penis and sheath of stallions and geldings regularly. Dirt and extra sebum can build up under sheath, which can cause pain, cuts and chafes. This can also have an impact on the horses mobility. Some of the horses require sedation in order to be able to clean under sheath. Diluted Derma4 Gentle shampoo is suitable for washing under sheath. If the skin of the penis is irritated, wash again with 50% Derma1 ski care shampoo and leave for 3-5 minutes prior rinsing off.