I have a female bullmastiff that has sores on her chin that will not heal. Our vet told us to switch her dog food as that may irritate her skin but it didn't work. She has been on creams and perscriptions but nothing works. Has anyone had this problem with their dog? Any ideas? Also, she always drags her rear on the ground, either scratching her bottom or the part of her tail that connects to her body. Again, we changed food, creams, and perscriptions but nothing works. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Bullmastiff Owner
She was on IAMS but we have switched both bullmastiffs to Nutra-Max on the advice of our vet. The cream is called Epitic or something like that. Her stool hasn't been checked but our vet hasn't given any reason to get that done. He recommends us to take her to a dermatologist but we were just wondering if there was anything else we could do before we take her.
sometimes worms can cause an animal to scrape their butts on the ground, the worms get itchy around the rectum. In addition, some types of worms can also cause skin infections. If the vet hasn't found anything in a skin scraping from the spot on her chin (like perhaps demodectic mange) or worms in her stool.. I personally use neosporin to clear up hot spots on my dogs it works like a charm.
I have a bullmastiff, and my vet told me the bumps on the chin are like pimples type bumps. I've heard from other people the same thing. My bulldog gets them too. Mercedes:http://www.dogster.com/?60750
What was the vets diagnosis. He did prescribe prescritption cream for you right? Do you always wipe her face after eating and drinking to keep the slobber we owners know they have tons of off her face. I am always cleaning my babys face after a drink or meal. I would think that the slobber would irritate the sores. I have always used neosporin on any irritated area my dog might get and keep the area really clean. Works really well. Is she in heat? If not I would probably have the vet check for worms as others have mentioned. Good Luck!!!
I have a female bullmastiff and she has these "pimples" too. She eats out of a stainless steel bowl and she's not in heat right now. Some of the sores are bigger than others and when they are opened up they have a strong odor accompanied by a little blood and puss. I'm going to try changing her food and see what happens...