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Dealing with Heat Rash

VolkoSimone

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Our girl Yumi has always had super sensitive skin and she LOVES heat and sunbathing - well, I remember she got a heat rash last year from a heated bed we bought her and I remember it took some time to get her skin back to normal. This time, i decided to turn the heated bed back on since it’s winter and I accidentally set it to full heat (30C) and she laid in there a few days straight. When I noticed, I immediately turned off the heater but her skin is still blotchy.

Last time, I bought this Antifungal/antiseptic spray and used it but I can’t remember if it helped (I stopped using it after about a week) and her skin cleared up or I can’t remember if it actually made her skin worse and I just stopped fiddling with her skin for a long while….
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I used it on her last night and she looks more red this morning but that could be part of the process. Is there anything else I can do for her to help alleviate some of her symptoms? Her upper chest seems especially dry. She’s not acting any differently, it just looks bizarre as it did last time.
 

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Do you feel like Yumi is in pain? Like if you touch her she goes away? If not I would leave her skin heal on its own and not put anything on it
 

VolkoSimone

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Do you feel like Yumi is in pain? Like if you touch her she goes away? If not I would leave her skin heal on its own and not put anything on it
She’s not in pain, she’s very resilient - I feel like when I put the spray on her she doesn’t like it. Unless you see the rash, you’d have no idea anything is going on with her. I think I will just leave her be and give her extra snuggles
 

VolkoSimone

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Her skin on her chest looks better but very dry - her tail and back legs seem to have developed little scabby brown spots - I think she’s been sitting on the heating vent when she’s not sleeping under blankets with the other kiddos.

Yumi is a heat addict and it’s time for intervention. What can I put over the vent so the air comes out but she doesn’t burn herself? It’s winter so we stilll need the heat, we don’t have enough vents to be able to totally block this one off.
 

VolkoSimone

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Alright, so now, the main bumps of the heat rash have gone down, most of the inflamed redness has gone away since I stopped using any products on her. She’s now left with the tiny brown spots that I’ve never seen before. Her tail is the worst spot. Yumi has insanely sensitive skin, even if we use unscented baby wipes, her skin will go a bright pink before it calms down - I bathed her in the kotomoda shampoo before this all started and her skin was VERY irritated with that - could’ve maybe thrown off her skins oil levels?? That’s the only change we made.

Does this warrant a vet visit? She’s fine otherwise and as I mentioned it is starting to go away slowly.

She’s usually oily like this, even after we bathe her so it’s not uncommon for her to be dirty.

Any advice is appreciated
 

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