Posted by: Eolathin | 2009/07/21


Hello Vet,

We just adopted a beautiful weimaraner male (4years) from a lady who didn' t want him anymore. She told us that he used to be overweight, but in the last few years he has lost a few kilo' s, however he has fat glands all over his body. I believe that these " swollen glands"  are actually boils! One of these " glands"  is a yellow swollen puss filled boil and one on his ear actually burst. What can cause these boils? I am taking him to the vet soon and would love to know which questions to ask. Also what is the treatment for boils (they are everywhere - some big, some small) They only seem to be under the skin (they are not hard and the move when you touch them)

Thanking you in advance!

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Dear Eolitthin

The 'boils' may be sebaceous gland cysts. Some heal when opened, some need to be removed surgically.

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