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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Bucky today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Does he seem itchy at all? Have you noticed any fleas? When did you first notice them?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Is he on any flea medication? Based on what you are describing, it is likely that Bucky has some type of allergy and the allergies may be causing a skin infection which may the reason for the pimples. Dogs can have allergies due to something they are in direct contact with, food, or something in the environment like grass or pollen. Bucky may need an antibiotic to take care of the skin infection and something to help with the itching. Options for medications to help with itching include an anti-histamine like benadryl, a steroid like prednisone, or a newer anti-itch drug called Apoquel. Sometimes shamppos that have anti-itch properties may help as well.
let me know if you have any further questions, or need any further clarification on the information I have provided.