blackheads on my dogs belly

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fr4nnie
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blackheads on my dogs belly

Postby fr4nnie » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:18 am

My dog has black spots on her belly, they look like BIG blackheads. I squeezed it and it came out.
Does anyone know what this is and what can I do to change this???

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Postby dickybird » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:20 am

Tucker our white AB gets them on occassion. I would think that they get them for the same reasons as humans. Just dirt in a pore.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:26 pm

In dogs they can be a sign of bacterial infection. Normal dogs should not have them...

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Postby LindsaySF » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:26 pm

Believe it or not, dogs can get acne. It is more common in certain breeds too. Boxers get them a lot on their chins, Greyhounds get them on their chests, etc.

Like human acne, it means a pore got clogged with bacteria. A few pimples here and there is nothing to worry about, but if they are itchy and your dog is scratching them, he could get a secondary bacterial infection of the skin.

If they are large or filled with fluid, I would have your vet take a look at them. Blackheads are called comedones, if you wanted to look it up for more info.




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