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This is very common in some breeds and typically Pugs are not one of them but Mastiff's, Great Dane's, German Shepherds to name a few can get this. It is due to the moisture in the mouth accumulating at that lip fold and the build up of moisture increases risk of inflammation.You can remove this and I often do on my German Shepherd without incident, yes it might bleed a little but patting it dry and keeping the scabbing off will actually allow it to heal and resolve. If this makes you nervous then you can monitor and pull it off as it becomes a little more loose but I typically will have owners clean with an oatmeal based dog shampoo to remove the debris once daily until there is none then taper the frequency.If Max is rubbing at the area or pawing at it you may have to do benadryl 1 mg/ pound to allow it to heal and potentially dab the area of the lip fold after meals to reduce the moisture that results in this scabbingCLICK HERE for more information on this condition in dogsI hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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