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Doggie Acne

Do you remember the dreaded teenage years filled with acne? Unfortunately, our animals can also experience this. I noticed bumps on Teddy’s chin just three weeks ago. I became very concerned and did a little research to figure out what it could be. Turns out dogs can get acne!!!! Poor thing.  It appears that a lot of short haired breeds are known to get acne such as Boxers, Bulldogs, and Rottweilers. It us very common in the chin area and is extremely sensitive. It is important to see a vet just so he can rule out other diseases that can be mistaken for acne. These diseases include Demodicosis, Ringworm, and puppy strangles. Your vet will most like prescribe a benzoyl peroxide to apply to the area. If the acne is on your dogs face make sure it is a low dose since those areas are so sensitive. During this time you might want to limit your dogs activities and remember this is only temporary and will heal!

Wed, August 14 2013 » Blog, Care, Health

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Molly Molly
Molly

I am a three year old German Shepherd from South Georgia.  I don’t really have a favorite toy because my favorite things are sleeping and getting petted on the head. Although if I do get up some energy I will admit that I love getting into the trash to look for napkins.

My brother Teddy is lots of fun to play with, plus he usually takes the blame for my chewing.  I really like him for that!  I love to bark a lot; sometimes my humans do not appreciate that so much.  I am SUPER special because I am a white German Shepherd and that is not so common I hear.

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