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Swollen red bumps on muzzle?

Discussion in 'Dog Health issues and questions' started by lost1700, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. lost1700

    lost1700 Boxer Booster

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    My male is around 9 months old now and he recently has gotten a red bump on his lower jaw right underneath his lip about the size of a dime but very swollen looking. Sometimes it even bleeds. I took him to the vet and he said it looked like a infected cut or hair follicle or something. He gave me an antibiotic ointment to put on it but it doesnt seem to be working. He told me to give it 7-10 days. This was 2 days ago and now my dog is sprouting more of them, probably around 6 or so, but smaller. They are on the upper jaw and lower jaw now. Anybody know what they are or what I should do?
     
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    Did your vet mention anything about acne? Both Duke and R.J. had major acne at about the same age. Duke's lasted a few years, and R.J. still has the odd flare. I would continue with the ointment, unless it looks like your guy is reacting to it. Make sure his food and water are both in either a stainless steel or ceramic dish. Also, give his dishes a good scrub daily with a mild soap and hot water. It also helps to gently wipe his face, after he eats, with a warm wet cloth. If it appears to get worse, or he starts to act like he feels unwell, take him back to the vet. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks! You were right on the money, I took him back to the vet today just to make sure and he said thats what it was. Thank you for the tips!
     
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