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Q: Dog Pimples?

October 11, 2011 | By Poppy W. | 3 answers | Expired: 1006 days ago

Poppy W.

My 16 year old dog, Beau, was given a bath this morning and I noticed some bumps on his back and ribs. They were very small but they concerned me. I parted his fur and saw an inflamed bump. I don't know what it is, but it kind of looms like a pimple? Help?

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Kelly
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Oct 12, 2011

Older dogs get more wart- or pimple-like tumors and cysts. A lot of them are sebaceous adenomas, which are small greasy, wart-like tumors of the oil glands. They can sometimes become crusty, inflamed and break open. It could also be any number of other tumors or something causing a reaction like food, airborne or contact allergies. Your vet will be able to give you a diagnosis and recommend treatment.

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Jillian
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Oct 12, 2011

It could be cysts like Ches suggested, or hives, or allergies. Only your vet will know for sure.

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Ches21
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Oct 12, 2011

my dog Skitters she is 13 and she gets cysts which all old dogs get and they are nothing to worry about and they look like little pimples but they don't look inflamed ever as far as I know so I would call the vet and ask them if you have to take her in to the vet good luck!

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