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?

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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.

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