Join Date: Oct 2017
Dogs Name: Hoss
Titles: Proud European Doberman
Dogs Age: 3
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My boy Hoss used to get those bumps when he was that age.
They pimple up and pop then form scabs and then the flakes.
After visiting a dermatologist he did a skin scraping to make sure not an infection or other things like mites,etc.
We ended up using chlorahexidine shampoo once a week ....leave on for 10 minutes and rinse well with cool water.
Gently stroking downward going with the grain of his hair.
After 4 weeks of this...then the recommended natural astringent is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts cool water.
Couple of milk jug gallons ...would just pour over and let dog shake dry.
But first thing you must do is have a vet check to make sure their is no infections going on that might need treatment first.
Your pup is very young so they will have mild redactions to things as they develop immunity to things that are airborne or on the ground.
So exposure is good you just have to keep the reactions in check.
Chlorahexidine shampoos can dry skin out if used to often so be careful and there are different percentages 2%..3%...4 %
Our vet started at 2 % .....
Also their hair follicles get pissed off if you go in the wrong direction so always go with the grain.
And the you have humans that want to give your pup a good back scratch and go back and forth.Thats a no.no....hairs that are angry can turn into follicilitis and some become ingrown hairs.
So this shampoo you can get online.
Try not to apply anything to the coat like oils,etc.not till pup is older.
For now less is better until 18 months or so......
Meanwhile have the skin scrape test ....talk with vet......work the plan .
Oh yeah...if pup has been outside ....not a bad idea at this age ...just a simple wipe down to get rid of airborne stuff he picked up while outside.Most of us do not bathe our dogs much once mature but pups they need a chance to build up immunities so easy does it with a damp paper towel and water once in for the night.
As far as allergy testing....IMO I wouldn’t ..to young and reacting to many things at this age.
Last edited by LadyDi; 08-15-2020 at 12:28 PM.