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My 9 minth old lab puppy has developed some dots on his

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My 9 minth old lab puppy has developed some dots on his skin, lkke bumps.
One exploded, blood came out. They look like pimples, but his fur cobers them.
They are all over his torso.
Like measles or chicken pox?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Hill. Sound like Juno either has puppy pyoderma (common skin infection) or an allergic reaction. If the areas are itchy, you can give him PLAIN benadryl 1mg/pound of body weight by mouth every 12 hours. Giving him a bath with an oatmeal based shampoo will also be soothing. Ultimately, is the rash does not resolve or improve significantly within 24 hours, then you should take him to your local veterinarian. He may needs antibiotics or a medicated shampoo. I hope this helps and that Juno is better soon. Feel free to ask additional questions. Take care.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
20 lbs is 20mg if Benadryl?
Could he be allergic to other animals? ( we have guinea pigs )
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 10 months ago.

Hi. Unlikely to be allergic to guinea pigs. Allergies are typically a combination of environmental (inhaled allergens) and food. Benadryl comes in 25 mg tablets, so it is okay to give a 25 mg tablet. take care.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Contagious?
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 10 months ago.

Unlikely to be contagious.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 10 months ago.

It would be helpful if you could post a picture of the lesions. thank you

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 10 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Juno. How is everything going?

Kelly Hill