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Ok, Whose got it and where!?


I have to get LoKi another non stainless bowl, the last glass one broke in the move so we are using the stainless steel which we believe is causing him acne on his chin.



He also has a couple on his nose/eyes by his gentle leader dryness.



any other thoughts and advice?

We finally started him on oatmeal shampoo to help the rest of his body.
 

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Our girl Raven gets in on her chin the most.. We are using a plastic bowl and I know it is not the best, but she will not eat from anything else. She also get some on her body here and there once in a while. Now our other dobermans don't get them at all, Just Poor Raven..Spirit has a infected rash on his chest right now but the vet thinks it is from a sting from a bug. now he is on meds for 10 days.. Poor dog!
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Lexy never got any, however I had a rescue lab/dane cross that got it on his chin from eating those greasy real bones from the pet store.
 

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my female got it down around her vulva... and we had to wash her with some medication to get rid of it... hmmm im guessing that counts as body.
 

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You might also try wiping their chin after they eat, use a combination of 1/3rd Listerine, 1/3rd water and 1/3rd Glycerin. That might help.
 

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Acne

My Dobermans have never had acne. I have also been told not to let them eat or drink from plastic. I have stainless steel bowls, started out with stainless steel. I have had Dobe's for 20 years and never had one with acne.
Maybe just lucky, or could it be the food & water dish?
 

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GKar has never had them but I have always used stainless steel and wiped his beak, but just with a dry paper towel
 

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Winston sometimes gets some on his face/head but not often....
 

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Yikes i didnt know that it was acne which Harvey had on his chin. I feed and water from a plastic bowel but thats gonna change from now on.

What causes it?

Is the acne harmfull painfull to them in anyway?

How can i get rid of it? if heres a way?

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Nicola, your plastic bowls hold bacteria. Change to stainless steel or ceramic. You might want to wipe his chin with warm water after eating.
 

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No acne here, and ceramic bowls for food and water...

Is acne found mostly in dogs fed from plastic or is it also hereditary?
 

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No Acne Here.
I use stainless steel bowls and wipe chin after eating.
 

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Baron has had acne on his chin on and off since we got him at 13 months. Have always used stainless steel bowls. Wipe his chin off in the a.m. with wipes from the vet and just a warm napkin at nights. That seems to keep it in check. My other 2 males used to have it on and off but my female Dax never did.
 

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My red when he was young up to about 2 years would get it all over his body.But has he got older it mostly on chin.On my three black females I never see much mostly on chin when I do.
 

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Over the years I have had a few dogs and pups with 'acne' under the chin and occasionally on the hocks. When I supplemented them with Zinc, the 'plaques' disappeared and never returned.
 
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