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Unhappy please i need help with my dog's chin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my dog has these bumps that look like acne on his chin and is broke out kinda bad. sometimes it will bleed a little bit. what should i do to help? and can dogs get acne ? i have been cleaning it with antibacterial soap and water for about a week . i need some suggestions please.
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my dog has these bumps that look like acne on his chin and is broke out kinda bad. sometimes it will bleed a little bit. what should i do to help? and can dogs get acne ? i have been cleaning it with antibacterial soap and water for about a week . i need some suggestions please.
We have three that have that...the mother, the daughter and the son. The male dobe that has it bad. The girls have just a few spots. We use a warm wash cloth with peroxide, three times a day and the girls are fine. The boy needed something stronger (vet prescribed antibiotics and a shampoo) which has helped significantly. Our vet said it's nothing severe to worry about. Try the peroxide first if you don't want to go the antibiotic route. But if it doesn't work, you should try something more, so it doesn't get worse. Good luck.
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If you're not doing so already, try feeding from a stainless steel dish, this will sometimes help with chin acne. Also wash his chin off after every meal.
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The stainless steel dish is important and wiping off his chin. As well you can clean his chin w/ phisoderm (for people w/ acne) and it will help. Antibiotics will usually do the trick too


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Yep, chin acne. I used StriDex pads on Tess when she had a pretty bad "teenage" phase.

Every once in a while she still gets them because she likes to suck on stuffie toys. Those can harbor a lot of bacteria. If your boy is a sucker, this might be contributing to acne as well.


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Yep, chin acne. I used StriDex pads on Tess when she had a pretty bad "teenage" phase.

Every once in a while she still gets them because she likes to suck on stuffie toys. Those can harbor a lot of bacteria. If your boy is a sucker, this might be contributing to acne as well.
Cool. Stridex pads...I would have never known.
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Severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Topical antibiotic ointment and cleaning the chin work well.
As others have stated, using SS bowls AND washing them frequently. I bought a whole stack of them and then I can just chuck the dirty ones in the dishwasher and not have to wash bowls every day.

Most "antibacterial" soap is pretty useless because it is not in contact w/ skin long enough to kill most bacteria.


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Nina just got over the same thing. We used Stridex pads as well. We always used stainless steel, so who knows why it popped up out of nowhere. Oh well. We did have to use a course of abx, as it was spreading rapibly and bleeding (oozing not gushing) daily. Try boiling his toys that he chews on a lot as well. Toys like kongs really hold bacteria.
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zeus chin is very bad.. we normally end up on tablets from the vet..


they ercomended to wash it with HIBISCRUB
you can get it from animal or horsey places.. its a very good strong anitbacterial wash

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I have many home remedys for this problem but none worked with my current pup. If stainless or ceramic bowls don't help also benzoil peroxide (2%)not hydrogen,try this. Use Sulf Oxy Dex shampoo to wash the chin once at night, and rinse after 10 mins. let dry then apply Mupirocin Oint. 2% (expensive) 22gr. 44.00. It worked well. Wash the chin with warm water after every meal. This is a phase pups go through but when the acne begins to spread away from the chin or begins to show up on the muzzle a dose of antibiotics along with the above mentioned formulars will be needed. I think diet can have something to do with this, along with genetics but I now feel proper preperations(diet, cleanliness, vit. minerals etc.) for the dam prior to mating can prevent many minor problems, (base mites, staph,etc.) so the condition of the litter is improved. Also the overall condition of the sire. Von.
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The same thing happened to my girl, Ruby. I tried Peroxide, Stridex Pads, etc.. Nothing worked for her. The tech at my vet's office suggested I wash her food dish after each feeding. Go figure.....within days her "acne" appearing bumps started to clear up. Hope it's as simple a fix for you. Good Luck.
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An antibacterial ointment with Zinc, works wonders on 'acne'.

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The stainless steel dish is important and wiping off his chin. As well you can clean his chin w/ phisoderm (for people w/ acne) and it will help. Antibiotics will usually do the trick too

I agree with "OldDrumDobes!" My vet just told me the same thing yesterday!
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you can mix a little Listerene (non flavored) with water and dab it on his chin after he eats too. It might be a little uncomfortable for him but it's a good antiseptic. Make sure you clean his bowl regularly too (at least once a day if not at every meal).
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I solved Zen's chin problems by getting a really wide plastic bowl at Pet Smart. I don't know what size dog needs this bowl but I don't want to meet him in a dark alley! Now Zen doesn't get any food on his chin at all because the food is really spread out thinly in the bowl. Chin cleared up beautifully! I was doing all the other stuff (wiping chin, cleaning stainless bowl after every meal, stridex, etc.) but nothing worked.

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