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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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My dog has a bunch of bumps mostly around s shoulder blades

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My dog has a bunch of bumps mostly around his shoulder blades and around his neck, then down around his tail. They aren't itchy, and he smells good. Like baby powder. What could this be??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Even though these bumps are not itchy, this still could be caused by an allergic reaction. I am not clear why the odor is good but it indicates that this is not infection or pyoderma since this would have a terrible odor. For now, give Rex Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs.

They also can get bumps that are caused by a staph infection under the skin....these will have pus coming from them at different times. The treatment for this is to apply Betadine , available at the pharmacy over the counter, every 4-6 hrs which will dry out these areas so the bacteria cannot grow.

If there is no improvement by Monday, have your vet examine these areas to be sure we have not missed something.

Does that make sense to you?

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