Q. German Shepard has rash on his pelvis in a big blotch of red and some deep purple almost. Also what look like miles or skin tags. What is it?
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. For skin rashes it is best to have this looked at by a vet bad possibly tested. We can only guess based on a description that this may be a number of possibilities including ringworm, contact dermatitis, or even some immune mediated diseases can present this way. The deep purple areas you mentioned do worry be however and suggest even a possible spider bite. Typically you can detect holes in the center for spider or insect bites. I would recommend getting a handle on this as soon as possible for the potential that it could spread and get worse very quickly.