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Small bumps on my puppies skin/ant bits?

My 15-16wk old blue doberman has a lot of little bumps all over her body. Had it before and vet put her on cephalexin250mg. for 14days. Started to clear up to almost gone. now been of off it for almost a week today and it back even worse now. Vet said it was from a flea bit before a got her at 9wks. have not seen a flea on or near her. Could the reaction happen also for red ant bits? Should i get a skin test and a test on her and how long is to long to be put back on the cephalexin? She seem to sleep a little bit more then normal too.

and today she had lose stools, not eating much. Also vomited a little (foamy and a bit yellow color). Not sure if this was for the cooked chicken live i gave her w/innova puppy lgr. breed food or the raw egg. (have given both before):confused2
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She's a blue? Not to be gloomy and doomy, but to be honest this may be your first rodeo but it won't be your last. Google "Storm's regime" it's a great jumping off point. Then google Color Dilution Alopecia. I have two dilutes (fawns), they can be managed but it's ALOT of work, a good deal of expense, and the first and most important thing is knowledge.
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Dogs vomit yellow bite when they have upset stomach. I doubt it's related to the skin issues.

Red bumps on puppy skin is a common problem. It may be staph infection or pyoderma or allergy. Most likely it will go away when your puppy immune system becomes mature.

Cephalexin is a good antibiotic for the skin infection and may help.
My puppy Asha got a bit of underarm rash when she was 4 months. It disappered after 7 days of antibiotic treatment.

Bland diet (cooked rice and chicken mix) helps with upset stomach. Feed her less and more frequently. Take your puppy to a vet right away if she gets watery diahrrea or continues with vomitting and not eating... dehydration is dangerous for a puppy.
Don't force her to eat... but don't keep hungry for more than 12 hours. She needs food to grow.

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Puppy staph is very common in doberman puppies. You will need at least a months dosage of cephalexin, and maybe more, to do any good. Some of the things you can do to help with her skin and coat are to put her on a super premium food like Natures Variety Instinct Salmon Meal Formula or Acana Pacifica, give her one sardine before, so she wont have bad fish breath, morning and evening meal. Give her 1200 mgs Walgreens brand Finest Natural fish oil once a day and increase to twice a day at about 7 monts. If you give fish oil you must suppliment vit E, 200 iu per 1000 mgs fish oil. When your pup is 7 months or so you can give the whole can of sardines split into two servings. Walgreens has a vitamin sale going all the time an alternate brands. So every other week you can pick up the Finest Natural which has the most DHA and EPA of any brand I have found. The sale is a buy one get one free, so you get 360 1200 mgs pills for 12.99 or 14.99. Really good deal. Dont bath her in an oatmeal shampoo as will dry skin.

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Antibiotics can cause loose stool and upset stomach as the antibiotics kill the good digestive flora in the intestines in addition to the infection on the skin. So, she probably needs to be on the antibiotic longer(4-6 weeks) and should be given probiotics to battle the loss of the digestive flora. Can use a probiotic supplement or, some good organic plain yogurt.
Also, don't cook the chicken...feed it raw. Much better for the pup to eat raw food. You can mix raw meat and kibble at the same meal, just not raw bone and kibble.
Another note, grain in a dog food(and white potatoes) can intensify inflammation. While the dog may not be necessarily 'allergic' to the grain in it's food, the grain can intensify any reaction he has with allergies or skin conditions.

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My little (ok not so little) blue pup Stryker is currently dealing with a similar issue. He was diagnosed with a staff infection and has been on ceph for the past week, it looks like it's getting better but we are going to continue to keep him on the meds for another week or so.

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