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    Puppy acne, large sores all over body

    Ok it all started out when my 11 week old puppy became very sleepy and stopped playing. I brought him to the et beause of this AND i thought his leg was hurt. The vet put him on pain meds for a week then i went back to the vet and while in the waiting room, i noticed a large bump on his back.Also he had what appeared to be puppy strangles on his chin. And then in the visit we moticed more bumps all over his body, mostly on his back and neck but also on his legs which we now believe to be why he wasnt walking or anything. The vet and his colleagues all have no clue what he has and have sent out a culture to be further examined. The culture so far has no growth which idk if that is good or bad. They ended up shaving gim and found many sores which we believe are acne. It is now two days after he has been shaved and the vet gave me a bottle of nolvasan to clean his leisions which i use cotton balls. Most of his "acne" is popped and healing. I am posting this because i was/still am scared for my poor puppy and we cant find any information about what he could possibly have. I want others who run into this same issue to have SOME info about this bizzar health issue. I will upload photos for reference once i get to a computer because i am on my phone. If anybody knows anything about what my puppy may have or if you have more information please let me know.

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    My puppy (11 week old basset) is having some of those same issues. Started out as a horrible ear infection. Now he has sores all around his muzzle area. We've spent more on vet bills than my puppy. Still don't know what's wrong. The think it may be puppy acne, but the don't know. He's on so much medication. Nothing is really helping. If you find out what going on with your pup, let me know! I am getting a 2nd opinion soon if he doesn't improve in a few more days. He's already had 3 vets at our clinic look at him. So frustrating and sad. The vet also said it could be an autoimmune disease of a foood allergy. Basically, they have no clue and are just shoving him full of drugs. He's too little for this.

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    My dog regugarly gets acne cysts. I'm usually able to pop them and then treat with peroxide and Neosporin. But right now he has one on his back that will not go away. It's really bugging me!

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    Hi just updating everyone...my puppy's sores have gone away after being treated with steroids given to him from the vet. They took before and after photos of him and cultures to study. So far, they do not know the cause of the pimple like sores. The vet said that the sores didnt have any bacteria and it appears to be a sterile infection which he believes could have been caused by his distemper vaccine, NOt frotline but advised me to discontinue frontline and see if the sores come bac or dont come back whatever, we are trying to figure out whatcaused his sickness by process of elimination. He is back to his own self but missed out on a lot of his puppy hood :-( i truly feel for anyone else's animal who experiences this pain and suffering. If you have any more questions on how he was treates please ask. I would also like ro see photos of other cases and i still plan to upload my own.

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    Re: Puppy acne, large sores all over body

    Seems more like some type of a rash than normal acne, to me. Some sort of skin irritation/infection? Normal dog acne is just like people acne -- a few small zits here or there, not in a spreading rash all over the body. Being a hairless dog owner, periodic doggy zits are something I'm pretty familiar with, lol.

    What your puppy had sounds very strange, I agree! I have a link to a skin disease photo library, maybe one of the pictures there can help identify the cause: http://www.mckeevervetderm.com/8701.html

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    Re: Puppy acne, large sores all over body

    My puppy who is about 9 weeks old has sort of the same thing.
    Lumps on her back that are about quarter sized.. and seem to pop on their own and keep showing up.
    However she does have http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_strangles this condition shown.
    Do you think it's the same thing?

    I've been looking everywhere to try and find someone else who has a dog with this condition, but to no luck.
    She also had little bumps around her face which would pus and scab off..
    Basically all the symptoms listed in that article.
    She's on treatment (steroids and antibiotics) but I'm still constantly stressed about her condition.

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