Lumps under chin

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Snoopy is 6 months now and has started to get the pimple type lumps under the chin. They dont seem to be bothering him but there are quite a few of them. He is off to the vet on Monday to have his stitches taken out from desexing so I can get him to have a look at them but wondering if anyone knows what the could be and if there is anything we can put on them.

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I've always heard that those bumps are caused by bacteria that they pick up from eating out of plastic or ceramic bowls.  I use stainless steel bowls so I never had this problem with Ziva, but I do remember having it with previous dobermans at that 5 - 6 month age.  Your vet can give you an antibiotic cream to use, or you can use 1% hydrocortizone cream that you can buy at any drug store, or even at most dollar stores if he acts like it is itching. 

I agree with Ziva's dad. Some of mine have had it while others never got any. You might want to make sure you wash the chin off after eating.

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I would try wiping the chin with a wash cloth and Listerine for 2-3 days and see if that helps.(secret I learned from my dane breeder,at 6months to a year they get like bumps/acne I have done this and it works)

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Thanks for all the help. My other one never got it so I wasnt sure what it was. I will try the wash cloth with the cream or listerine and see how it goes. It doesnt seem to bother him but I did notice that it was bleeding slightly this morning. Looks horrid as well. He does eat out of ceramic bowl so I will switch to stainless and see if that helps as well.

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All four of mine have had them.They come and go but never spread or get more serious.They always ate from stainless steel and a plastic drinking bowl.They went away after about 2 years old on my first three (my baby just started getting them @4 months).....Never to return, so I just thought of them as teenage pimples.

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Plastic drinking bowl was probably the culprit.  You see these a lot in cats because most of their dishes are cutesy plastic/ceramics..

The listerine trick is a good idea to help them clear up.  If they are bleeding though, don't try this one, ouch! It'd sure hurt.  I'd just wash gently with a mild soap (Dawn soap is actually really great) and then dab it dry.  Take away plastic bowls and ceramic dishes.  If they got a little infected your vet can give you a cream to treat it topically.

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Rocky will get a few of them here and there - I've always thought they were a form of acne and left them alone.  They never bleed but I'll have to keep in mind the listerine trick when I see them again. 

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Good posts thanks and Q has one on his nose which he has had for a month at least. He made it worse by trying to get into a cray (lobster) pot on the beach and scratched the top off. (these cages are made from rusty metal by the way. Q was after the tasty morsel of fish inside.

 Ive been bathing it in saline every day and popping on some betadene, now seems to be healing but i thought i should take him to the vet just in case its a carcinoma with our dangerous sun here. All his dishes are S/steel

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puppy pyoderma, betadine soap, rinse well, pat dry

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I have used a product from PETCO ...CALLED .."R7 ANTI SEPTIC CLEANSING PADS" for Buddy, when had those pimples. Product worked great, pimples were cleared up in like a week.....well there goes my 2 cents.

 

 

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I did see the vet and he also said it was acne, I use glass dishes for food and water which get washed so I didnt think it would have been those. Ive started using the listerine which does seem to be working. The vet said its quite normal on some pups and just to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnt spread. Snoopy also seems to have a few pimples scattered around his body as well. Yuk not many lucky but they are there if you look for them. Thanks for all the ideas on how to deal with them. Im in Australia so not sure if we will have the R7 cream but I will have a look anyway . He likes the listerine and now when I try to get it on it he goes silly trying to lick it whilst I am trying to get it under his chin.

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KiaOra  Antoinette   im just over the ditch in NZ :)

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Dobie has doggy zits on his chin, sometimes they are almost non-existent, other times they are there pretty bad, & they do pop & bleed randomly. I use benzoyl peroxide zit meds for people on them, my vet suggested it. It does dry them out & get rid of them, but too much of it will make his chin dry out too much & get flaky. He gets random bumps under his front legs occasionally, too. Paris has never had this problem, though.

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Puppy acne is really a form of staph infection.

some Dobe's have less resistance to this type of infection.

Cephalexin 500mg for a about a week will clear it up nicely.

Sometimes a vet will also prescribe Prednisone 20mg to go along with it.

It is a common form of staph that is found in most all enviroments.

Recently developed, is a shot that will clear it in about 2 to 3 days and last longer.

this can be a reacurring infection depending on the strength of the immune system.

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Milady had a bad case of these bumps under her chin when we got her from the rescue group.  I used baby wipes then put neosporin on them.  They cleared up right away but she does still get them at times. 

Brinks had puppy acne as a baby but that cleared up immediately since I made sure his face was clean after every meal. 

Note to self -  make sure their bowls are washed after every feeding since I use ceramic dishes for food.

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Thanks, this is really helpful. Harley has these little pimples under his chin that sometimes pop and bleed. He also eats from a ceramic bowl. I will have to try some of the tricks you guys sugested and switch to stainless steel.

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Ads?? Are you friggin kidding me?  Someone please delete treymakesdc post!  Flagged it, hope that works.  Silly people - Dobie forums are for serious pet owners

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Bumps under the chin...recently developed in my 1 year Dobie...he loves to hollow out marrow bones..I am suspecting this causing  irritation. But I am also using plastic and plan to dis-continue using this bowl immediately.

chin acne is fairly common in young dogs - washing their chin off after eating with some soap and water helps a lot. Using stainless steel bowls and washing them daily will help also.