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Posted by: MN | 2009-03-10

Re:304 - Skin Irritation

I have a 3year old neutered Yorkie who also get' s ' doggie pimples' . Unlike Jessica' s pooch, my dog' s ' pop'  and then re-occur. The vet has described them as warts, which are common, but I am uncertain if warts are supposed to pop? The area is also sensitive and he doesn' t like it to be touched. Should I see a 2nd vet, or a skin specialist, or is this a condition that may be left?

Chill, you also said a dog is not supposed to bath every week. How often do you recommend? They have free access to the furniture and is thus the reason I also bath my dogs once a week - but actually use Pantene as other dog shampoos have dried out their skins terribly.

Thanks for your time!

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Dear MN

Dog pimples are not warts and the likely underlying cause is a contact allergy. Use Efazol daily, bath the dog up to 3 times a week in Pyoderma shampoo. Hills sensitive skin or Eukanuba sensitive skin are aslo good options.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-03-10

Use the special shampoo as the vet says.

I can' t recommend a particular bathing schedule, because each dog is different, but I will tell you that my 16-y-o dog has never been bathed, and he' s clean as a whistle and has no smell - even mud on his paws doesn' t seem to leave any mark and he has white paws. Obviously if the mud is wet and he wants to come in, I' ll dunk his feet in clean water - but that' s all.

My other 3-y-o dog has also never had a bath, and she' s so shiny you have to wear sunglasses to look at her.

Previous dogs have included German Shepherds - one used to be dipped because of a skin sensitivity, but none of my others needed bathing - and spaniels, who were only bathed (by a salon) because I had them ' pruned'  in summer.

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