I just gave him a bath and it completely went away! It was just a really scary thing because he started to cry whenever I touched it. I guess the matting / substance caused the poor baby discomfort. Thank you so much!!I would give him a bath and see if it’s maybe just a crusty foreign object that is stuck to his fur?
As soon as I gave him a bath it completely went away! I’m guessing something stuck to his fur and I overreacted because he would start to cry whenever I touched it. Definitely caused him some discomfort but he is perfectly great now! And I’m taking him to the vet tomorrow for his initial checkup.Fuzzy German Shepherd puppy fur is bad for picking up foreign materials. If you can't brush it out, and/or it seem to be imbedded in his skin, then a trip to the vet is in order. It's always a good idea to take them to the vet within a few days of getting them anyway, just to make sure they are healthy, and catch up on any vaccinations or dewormings they might have missed. .