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my short haired chihuahua/basenji mix has developed bumps on

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my short haired chihuahua/basenji mix has developed bumps on his back. It's very evident since his short hair sticks up where the bumps are. He seems to be getting more every day. Are these fleas? mites? or antyhing else? or is this a medical condition?
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In a dog this young the pup likely has a superficial staph infection on the skin. You need oral antibiotics from your vet to treat. These infections are not uncommon in young dogs. Yeast infections and immune system problems are also possible but much less common in young dogs. If the dog is allergic to fleas, they could have set off the skin as well.
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