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Hi my 12 week old puppy retriever has some little skin coloured

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Hi my 12 week old puppy retriever has some little skin coloured slight bumps on her belly. They don't bother her . thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How big are the bumps?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Does she have many or just 1 or 2?
4- Can you describe the appearance?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They are about 6mm some are longer. Been there a week. They are lighter than other skin and raised a little. Pinkish. Maybe 40 50 in number . rash like?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- Does she go out door and lay on the grass?
2- Is she licking this area?
3- Is she licking this area?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Sorry for repeating the same question twice.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes she lays on grass a fair bit and licks but only 2-3 times a day

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Phillip, what you are describing is consistent with either an allergic contact dermaititis, less likely insect bites. This is what you can do:

1- Do not let her lick the area or the medication below. If necessary pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing at affected area.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy (chemist) "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.

3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical cortisone cream. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy this cream over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).

4- Avoid grass until bumps are all gone.

5- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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