raw chin?

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  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Belle has this thing under her chin. I can't really describe it other than there is no hair, it looks almost raw and it's bumpy.

    she doesn't seem bothered by it that I can tell but I was wondering if anyone knew what it might be?

    I tried to get a couple pics but these were the best I could get

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    PS- forgive the food remnants on her lips lol
     
  2. borzoimom

    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    Well looks like its Canine dermatitus. You said it wasnt bothersome so I am assuming no pus in the bumps either making it bacterial. I do see some redness though but its sort of hard to tell for sure. Is it red around or on the bumps?
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Well when I took the picture they were bleeding a tiny bit. Sometimes they bleed a bit but most of the time it's just bumps. it's hard to tell... her skin is pink where it's raw looking

    she goes to the vet soon for her vaccs so we will make sure to mention it to the vet.
     
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    My uncle's dog, Buddy, would get that, though not bleeding. I forgot what the reason was, but it was solved by wiping his chin after eating.
     
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    No clue here !!! Keep the area clean until you vet . Does anyone here think that Gold Bond powder might help ??
     
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    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    Good. Lets us know how it goes. When is the vet appointment?
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Well I haven't called them yet... need to find out what Brians work schedule is lol. but she is due for her shots by the tenth

    I will try wiping her mouth after she eats.

    I've noticed the little blood spots mostly after she comes in from outside or if she gets rowdy with Beezer
     
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    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    If it is bacterial, neosporan might help but I would rub it in lightly and remove any excess.
    Also I am sure you already do but clean the bowls after eating.
     
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    Pit had something similar looking to that when he was about 8 months old. Turns out he had canine acne on his chin and they'd bleed if he rubbed it on things. It went away on its own after 5 months or so.
     
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    I don't know what it is, but I hope it starts to feel better soon!

    maybe she got into something, and it irritated her skin?
     
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    Yep, that's what those pictures look like. We had a cat with exactly the same chin condition ... except feline acne. Vet told us to use anti-bacterial wipes and benzoyl peroxide cream ... he said one made for human acne would be fine as long as it was not more than 5%.

    We used Neutrogena On-the-Spot 2% for about a week, along with anti-bacterial wipes. Also suggested was that we change the cat's food & water dishes from plastic to ceramic or glass. Plastic holds on to bacteria even after washing it, and was likely re-infecting her everytime she ate or drank. It cleared up in a week and never came back, the hair on her chin eventually grew back as well.
     

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