Pimples In Dogs: What To Do If Your Dog Is Getting Them, And What To Do If They'Re Getting Them In The First Place (Nsfw)
Pimples are the result of canine - Acne, an inflammatory condition. Boxers, pit bulls, Great Danes, Rottweilers, and Weimaraners are more likely to get pouples. Trauma to the skin around a dog's muzzle and lips can cause the short hairs on the muzzle to break off near the follicle. This, in turn, can cause irritability and further inflammation. All the symptoms of pustules in dogs concern the skin. A Vet might want to take a tape prep to check for a secondary bacterial infection, a yeast infection, or mange. If deep lesions are present and not healing, a bacterial culture may be performed. Treatment usually involves topical and systemic, or oral, medications. Your vet may prescribe a topical antiseptic to clean the affected areas. For deep infections, a long course of 4 weeks or more may be needed to fully resolve the problem. Pimples is a commonly benign problem. The prognosis is usually good. Wiping your dog's face and face folds can help get rid of dirt and grime. Using steel or ceramic food and water bowls as opposed to plastic can also help. Some dogs may have contact allergy to plastic. . . .