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my chihuahua/beagle dog has some pinkish/red bumps on her belly,

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my chihuahua/beagle dog has some pinkish/red bumps on her belly, under her arm pits and on her neck. What are they?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,.

My name isXXXXX've professionally worked with animals for over 16 years dealing with both health and behavioral issues. I have over 14,000 satisfied customers. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

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I need to ask for some additional information. Once I receive your responses, it will likely take 30-40 minutes to type my response. I hope you can be patient.

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How old is your puppy?

How long have you had your puppy?

Have you switched dog foods recently?

Have there been other changes in the pups environment?

Any hair loss?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Other.
wont let me respond to the questions she is asking me
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
JaCustomer,
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That came through fine. Try to respond again and I'll inform customer service if I don't see a response come through.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

She is 11 months and we've had her since birth. We did change their hard food. No other changes in environment.


 


Thank you,


Liz


 


 

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Liz,
Thanks. Just so you know your responses came through. I'll answer now. It will take me a little while to type up the response.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Liz,
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One possible cause is an allergy condition. Allergies in dogs are like ones in humans. They can be allergic to any number of things. Since you changed the food, that is a possible cause. Compare the ingredients in the old food to the ones in the new and you might find what ingredient might be causing the reaction if it is the food switch. If you notice one item different such as switching from Lamb to Chicken then switch foods to one that contains the same basic ingredients as the previous food. It can take 6 weeks or longer before you see improvement after swtiching foods though.
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Then there might be a skin condition such as staph dermatitis or yeast dermatitis. These skin conditions are generally seen with allergies. Staph usually occurs on the lower regions of your pet and tends to have small pimple type bumps. Shampoo containing Chlorhexiderm and/or Oatmeal can help with this condition. Yeast typically shows as a greasy area that has a sweet musty odor. Sometimes the skin can become inflamed, darker and thickened due to itching. Yeast likes areas such as between toes, armpits and ears. Selsun Blue Shampoo can help with Yeast dermatitis. When shampooing, lather and leave on 15 minutes before rinsing. These shampoos are not meant to be a cure, just a relief until your pet can see a Vet.

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Now if the bumps are very recent, then it may be a direct allergic reaction in which case, benadryl may help eliminate the symptoms until the allergen is no longer present. Benadryl can be given to your dog and the dose is up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours for itching and other symptoms due to allergies.

You can read about allergies here: http://www.nhahonline.vetsuite.com/Templates/ContentPages/Articles/ViewArticleContent.aspx?Id=864

http://www.lbah.com/allergy.htm

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If you don't see any improvement pretty quickly with the benadryl, I'd have it looked at by your vet in case an antibiotic is needed.

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

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