I was brushing Kiba today... and she was on her side and I was brushing the side of her tummy (where her tummy/side meets the corner thigh of her back leg (where the thigh meets the leg) and she jumped up and tried biting the comb. At first I thought it was because I had accidently ripped out a tangle or something.. but I didnt. So I left her alone.
Later tonite.. I was petting the same spot (not meaning too really) and every time she would wiggle her tail and flinch. I noticed that the hair on her tummy is a bit sparser (though it's always kinda been) and her tummy is a bit pink with black spots all over (like where the hair meets the skin).
I plan on giving them each a bath anyways, they havent gotten bathed sensee Christmas eve... so I'm not really sure. It just seems like every now and then her tummy will be all pink/red.
Not to mention, Stryder has a really bad yeast infection again in his ears, so I'm getting off the Pedigree. I'm torn whether to go back to the Purina One (that they did REALLY well on).. go back to raw.. or try a "better kibble" though IMO Purina One was just as good...
Not sure what to tell you as far as Kiba's pink belly, but my son's dog (Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix) gets a very red belly from the driers at the groomers. Sometimes her belly is almost bright red, then we know that she has been licking it too much. Maybe it is caused by her picky whiskers, but most likely due to her mix, they both have skin problem potential.
Hope Miss Kiba feels better soon.
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I know exactly what you are talking about, Bowen gets this occasionally as well. What it seems to be is a combination of dirt buildup and the hair rubbing against it since it's right at the junction of the leg and the body. Washing your dog will help clear away the dirt, I put gold bond on Bowen (but have to stop him from licking/scratching it). Since you do get Kiba shaved at times, the 'edge' of the hair can be 'sharp' as well, and may also contribute to it.
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Max gets the pink tummy, also gets pink looking fur around his rear and back legs, we use oatmeal shampoo for him, it seems to help. His trouble is mostly in summer and fall, he is doing good right now.