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Old 06-17-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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I have a Boxer mix and he was always bleeding on his chin. I thought well the cat got him. I took a closer look and it looks like he has zits on his chin. Do dogs get them or is this something I should have the vet look at?
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Yes BUT they can have sores from allergies too!!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I would have your vet take a look just incase. One thing I will ask though is what kind of bowl is he eating out of? If it's plastic I would change it now, that a lot og the time will cause dogs (of any age) to get pimples. I would stick with either stainless or ceramic.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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This is pretty common for Boxers. It's due to a low immune system. See your vet, because it can turn into a staph infection if left untreated for too long. Clean bowls very well, make sure you use stainless steel (rather than plastic or ceramic). Wipe him down with an OXY pad daily (like for humans). We added Missing Link to our dogs food, and fed Canidae and that really seemed to help. You will never really get rid of it - but it can be managed.

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Lexington
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Thank you. He eats out of stainless steel, but we keep a water bowl on the deck for them and thats plastic. I will change that out and have the vet look at him.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:58 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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It helps to clean the chin after mealtimes.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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Both of our dogs...a shizu and an Irish Terrier got sebacious cysts from the canned dog food we were feeding them...Alpo was very bad...after going to Eukanuba and regular canned mackrel for the fish oil they are both in great health...
was a rough three months..thought they had some disease...
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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My German Shepherd has a lump on the side of her left lip. I thought that it was just like she had gotten into something or she had cut her lip but I took a closer look and puss was surrounding it should I take her to the vet or just see if time takes it tole and makes it go away?
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:05 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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My German Shepherd has a lump on the side of her left lip. I thought that it was just like she had gotten into something or she had cut her lip but I took a closer look and puss was surrounding it should I take her to the vet or just see if time takes it tole and makes it go away?
Get her to the vet, especially if there is any redness or it is swollen. Pus indicates infection...she needs an antibiotic. The last thing you want is a systemic infection that takes weeks to treat. A little care on the front end surely heads off those bigger problems!
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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One of my dogs gets a zit once in a while. I took her to the vet the first time thinking it was cancer or something, I tend to over react when it comes to my monsters, and the vet told me to relax as it was just a pimple. So now when she gets them I just bust them and go on with my day.
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