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Bumps on puppy Blue staffy

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jennnn11, May 6, 2019.

  1. Jennnn11

    Jennnn11 Puppy

    Hi all!!
    My 7 month old blue Staffordshire terrier has small bumps all over her body. Most of these bumps have lost some hair. I took her to the vet 3 weeks ago and they prescribed her the antibiotic cipro for 14 days and an itch spray called GentaVed. She is currently on blue buffalo puppy chicken dry food. It seems like everyday her bumps are spreading but she is not constantly scratching. They are flaky bumps with no puss.

    Has anyone experienced this with their pup?Does anyone know what it can be? Any advice?

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  2. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Ugh. She really does have it all over doesn't she? Has the Cipro done any good? Do you remember when she started getting this? it's most likely a staph infection and the breed is notorious for being prone to it....

    I've usually given the baths with the chlorhexidine gluconate shampoos and given cephalexin (I don't know how similar the 2 drugs would be). You might start now to look for a good canine dermatology specialist, if you haven't already. She's young, and you still might be able to get a handle on it (this age is prime for getting it). They often do recover on their own from it, but not always.
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Hi, I'm so sorry. Yes, we've been through this. Oftentimes 14 days of antibiotics is not enough. Also, they can do a skin scrape to check for Demodectic Mange. They can also do a culture to see exactly which antibiotic would fight the infection. Mine went on antibiotics almost every month for 15 mos. before she had this done. She is young so she may be able to fight the mange on her own but the infection would be secondary to the Demodex. In addition to this my girl was eating Blue Buffalo and my Vet told me that he saw a lot of dogs having health issues while eating that brand. He advised that I find a better quality limited ingredient food. Baths are very important no matter what next step you take. Probiotics also help Tonka quite a bit. When you bathe her you need to leave the shampoo on for 8-10 min. Then you need to rinse her really good for about 10 min. You can order Duoxo Chlorhexidine shampoo online if you are in the United States. Also, don't make the water too warm. You can bathe two times per week and it should help her skin.
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  4. Jennnn11

    Jennnn11 Puppy

    Thank you so much! I read many reviews stating blue buffalo was the best food which is why I went that route but I purchased a new food that’s grain free, and I’m going to see how that goes.. I also purchased a medicated shampoo that is for allergies but I have not bathed her yet. I haven’t been letting her roll around on the grass for a few days and her coat seems a bit better today I also Eliminated the treats for a few days until I see improvement. I don’t want to give her so many antibiotics and pills since she is so little but if this doesn’t work I will have to take her for that skin test.

    Thank you for your response!
  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    you're welcome. I also wipe them down with a damp cloth and then a dry cloth after they are outside on the grass, etc. Dermatology told me to focus on the paws and inbetween the toe pads, etc. Primal Goats milk might help her immune system.
  6. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog

    Nat you're so smart and helpful. you really are!
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks Esty, I'm glad someone thinks so. lol

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