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01-05-2008, 10:54 AM
As anyone ever dealt with doggie acne? We were wondering what the different ways to treat it was. We have been putting this wash on him that the vet gave us, however he just keeps getting more and more and more. Any suggestions?
01-05-2008, 11:26 AM
Well Everything that I have read,. It says to Wash it daily With a Warm Washcloth of water or the Special Shampoo your vet gave you. It also says that it takes a while to clear.
01-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the article. Andy has been battling acne since the week before Cynosports. He hates us washing his face. We do it though as he sits there pouting at us =(
01-05-2008, 02:09 PM
do you have any pictures of it - I have never seen it...
01-05-2008, 02:47 PM
Yes I do. Don't tell Andy I posted these pic's of him, I don't want him mad at mom! And as a warning it is yucky looking.
This one is a little blurry
If I can get him to let me take a picture of his upper lip I will post it later.
01-05-2008, 04:16 PM
I assume you have been to your vet recently? Is this worse or the same than when you saw your vet? Acne is one thing, but that looks like it is a bacterial infection from the pictures. That can happen. It starts as simple "acne", but goes wrong sometimes. ;) In that case, antibiotics are obviously needed. :(
Do you feed from a stainless steel bowl? If not, I would switch. It is the least likely to harbor bacteria vs. plastic or ceramic.
I sometimes tell my clients to actually get the Stridex Sensitive Skin pads and run them under the water a little and use those to clean.
What did your vet give you to clean the skin with?
01-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Oh my that does look infected! Poor Andy, I hope it goes away soon!!!
01-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Yes we are going to start anti-infection meds again (yes again). The anti-infection medicine is simplicef 100mg.
The wash the vet gave us is chlorhexidine scrub. He hates it.
We have removed the plastic bowls. He still ends up with it. This isn't the worst case he has had either. The worst was the first time back in the beginning of Nov. This is probably the 2nd worst.
01-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Do you dilute the chlorhex before using it? Also, it is sometimes less irritating if you rinse with warm water and dry throroughly afterwards.
I have had some clients that have gone through this too. Multiple courses of antibiotics. Does the medicine clear it up completely? How long of a course of medication do you use?
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