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treatment for cysts on poodles

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Our poodle has a recurring cysts problem on his skin. They are large cysts usually require drainage.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.
Did the vet call them sebaceous cysts?
What size poodle is this? toy, minuature, or standard?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Sebaceous cysts

He is a miniature {12lbs).

He very dense hair
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.
Sebaceous cysts are an inherited problem in the breed. They are also called follicular cysts.
A sebaceous cyst is a small mass in the skin with a secretory lining that is usually filled with a yellow waxy-like material. It is considered best to not squeeze these lumps as that can cause an infection.
You can read how the cysts are treated here
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2603
Surgical removal can be an option to get rid of ones that come back repeatedly.
You may find a sebum removing shampoo will help keep the skin clear of clogged folicles.
You might ask your vet about using Sebolux shampoo for example
http://www.healthypets.com/sebmedsham8o.html
If you are nicking the spots when grooming you may want to use the 'combs' that go over clipper blades to avoid doing that. You can see some here
http://www.amazon.com/Oster-Universal-Clipper-Attachment-034264409729/dp/B000AS45M6
Hope this helps you!
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