I went and looked a blue Dobi puppy the other day. I noticed some strange bumps on the top of her head. All the puppies had a few of these bumps but the three blue ones had the most. The guy told me the Vet told him it was some sort of puppy acne and that it can be treated. Other than that the puppy seemed healthy. Has anyone heard of this and is it as common as this guy makes it out to be? Any info would be a great help. Thanks.
Like JKK said, It's probably staff. Especially if the pups have just recently had shots or play in water with out being properly towled off afterwards. If you go back look at the bumps closly and see if it is dry skin and some can be scabby as well. The bumps dry out and scab over then fall off. there will be small bald patches where the scabs were but the hair grows back. If you get one of these pups keep them indors sice in my experience a dog prone to the staff is also prone to hot spots. This is caused when they scratch at the staff and cause an infection.
One of my pups had the worst case of puppy staff ever but she has totally grown out of it now and has the most beautiful coat of all my dogs. So this is not the end of the world at all. Just watch the water exposure and don't bathe to often, always use cool water to bathe them too :)
Hi everyone who is listening my family is thinking about rescuing an Australian Sheperd Puppy. He has puppy strangles or at least his vet thinks so . The vet has him on steriods he has bumps on his muzzle and his ears are puffy . The vet says he looks almost 100% better. What I am wondering is if it really is puppy strangles or if he just has puppy pimples . Thanks Brity
Puppy strangles affects the puppies lymph nodes, and causes the neck to become extremely swollen, eventually cutting off the air supply. The vet would asperiate(sp?)the puss sacks, and draw out the fluid. the usually do some antibotics.
If the symptoms in your pup are not like the above, it probably is not puppy stangles. I have had a litter(litter of 2 lol) that both had bumps and flaky skin as 6-12 wk old pups. The vet said it was puppy seborria, not a big deal. Gave me some medicated shampoo, and I bathed them a couple of times a week. It was gone by 12wks, and Both owners KIT with me so they have no problems since.
Ok here's the skinny. Although not true puppy acne, this is what most breeders refer to it as.It is called Impetigo, it is caused by staph, but not considered a true infection. It is more common on blacks and blues. It is NOT color dilute alopecia, which is what causes the blue and fawn Dobies to have skin and coat issues. These bumps usually resolve themselves in a few weeks to a month or two with or without medications. I'd leave it alone and it should go away. And what a great breed! I would recommend you suppliment the diet with organic milled flax, like what people sprinkle on their cereal, just top dress the food with it and that should help with any coat problems that are not genetic. PM me if you want to.
***Edited By: schoolbus gal on 3/21/2011 12:13:29 PM*** Reason: update info
Hey everyone. My 5 month old puppy has bumps the top of her head and face. As this is my first puppy, I may be over reacting but I would like to confirm if this is puppy acne or something else. She is French BulldogBoston Terrier mix, and save for the bumps, very healthy. These bumps look like scabs, and do not seem to hurt her. She also had some one on her shoulder which resulted in slight hair loss which the vet first though was, but after taking a culture ruled out, ring worm. Lately the bumps on her head have looked worse, and today I noticed a small bald spot on the back of her ear. I don't know if I can upload photos here, but I have several photos I can share via email of here bumps. As far as bowls go, we feed her with a stainless steel bowl but do not wash it regularly. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!