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