Mysterious Rash

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We have a 1 1/2 year old doberman and he has two skin issues. The first is he gets a rash under his chin that our vet has tols us is canine acne.  We have tried a broad spectrum antibiotic and a pore cleansing wash. Neither has helped the problem comes back and now it is even worse to the point where it bleeds and is swollen. The other issue is he gets scabby raised bumps on his body mainly around his neck area.  the has also been treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic it has never fully gone away.

We are taking him to a dermatologist for this in the next week but we were wondering if anyone else has come across this and can help with it.

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Try the doggy wet wipes (or they might be called quick baths)..the ones .that have aloe as a ingredient. If that doesnt work...listerine (yes I said listerine), diluted with water , put on a cotton ball and rub the doggy acne gently like twice a day. Buddy had the same thing...i did that twice a day for like 5 days and he was good to go.....But try the wet wipes first then try the listerine thing.

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Thank you. We have not tried either of these. i will let you know how it works out.

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Good luck and great idea Nupe with the Listerine.. it's good to wipe your dobes down with it as well. ( in between baths)

Another thing I've read about is his feeding dish.

Are you using a stainless steele bowl?? Sometimes there are allergic reactions to other types..

BTW welcome to you and Dutch to the forum

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we have heard the same thing but we have always used a metal bowl. ty

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Lady had the bumps when we got her from the rescue.  My vet told me to use baby-wipes and a bit of Neosporin.  That cleared them up but took a few weeks.  I wish I'd known about the listerine!!

I also make sure that I keep their food & water dishes really clean by running them thru the dishwasher's HOT cycle.

Good luck!  Hope they get better soon.

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the vet told us it was some form of bacteria but never told us about using the wipes.

i was his bowl often and it goes in the dishwasher atleast once a week. Dutch is a messy eater and if his dish isnt clean he really wont eat.

anytime we put anything on him like a neosporin he finds a way to either lick it or wipe it off.

 

thanks for the input!!!

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His chin issue is ingrown hair disease..it is a little infected so we have to do atleast three weeks of antibiotics. He can only eat off a plate and play with certain toys.  we have to keep anything away from him (toys etc.) that would rub on his chin.  seems a little better.

his other skin issue is from his food.  Science diet w/d it dries out the skin and of course in the winter months it is more severe.  it lacks fatty acids so he is on  a supplement for that and we will se how it works out.