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Old 02-23-2010, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone my boxer Triton has these little bumps on his skin under his coat. There fairly small and each one is a little different in shape and size it almost looks like hives that we would get. He has never had these in past years. If I pet him on these his leg starts going to scratch, they are very sensitive to make him itch. They are mostly on his two front shoulders but just recently started spreading around a bit.

Has anyone seen these on their dogs. I have been treating him for fleas and ticks just to be sure, but have never found fleas, ticks, or any other bugs around the house. I feed him oragin food and give him dream coat in his food as well. He has been on oragin for a long time with no problems until now. Been taking the dream coat for about two weeks but has made no difference. I thought it might be the wood stoves drying him out which I'm sure they do a bit but I figured the oil would counter act that.

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sugar had little bumps on her head once as an allergic rxn to catnip. He may have gotten in contact with something he is allergic to. Have you given him Benadryl? The dosage is 1 mg/ pound body weight. So Sugar being 50 lbs received two 25 mg pills. It took a couple of weeks to clear up. And we only gave her the Benadryl at the beginning when she was very itchy.
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Thx getgracie I will try benedryl and see if it helps. I will post and let you know.
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Really no one else has seen this with their Boxer?

I tried the benadryl and it has made no difference.

Any other ideas?

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If there's any way you could take a pic, that would be helpful. Which Orijen are you feeding?

This may just be food-related.

I also noticed the Dream Coat has wheatgerm oil in it. If you are feeding Orijen, I take it you want to stay away from grain.

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Old 02-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Our girl gets those too. They do not seem to bother her though since she does not scratch at them. We still do not know what causes them, but they take a couple weeks to go away. If we give her benadryl they go away for a day or so. Very strange.
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This sounds like a condition my Doberman had. The bumps were firm and about 1 cm in size. Rarely they would have a little crust on them. The vet said it was more common in red Dobes like she was. The only thing that worked well was coal tar shampoo (T-gel). Its worth a try but keep it away from the eyes.
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Hi my boxer bitch used to get them on her head for awhile,our vet gave us a dermatitis shampoo and they would go away. Also my boxer dog had little black bumps under his fur,eventually the fur would wear away and the bumps would remain exposed. They kind of look like small warts. This is common in boxers and nothing to worry about!!! Boxers are prone to heart disease and cancer...also these little black "warts" too. They are not harmful. I hope this has helped a little. If you are really concerned perhaps take your dog to your vet and ask for a special shampoo??? Good luck,let us know how you go!
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Vada gets these also on her head. She doesnt scratch them and they dont seem to bother her. I have noticed they seem to be more in the winter time. Vet says it is like cradle cap babbies get. Any Ideas?
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This seem to start happening after he spent the day at the Vet for his ear and toe operation.

Here are some pics of the skin problem. Was just bumps under his coat, but now his coat is falling out and the skin looks very dark in color with bumps still there.

Thx for the input from everyone. Quite honestly, I trust the opinion of people on here better than the Vet.

Where you see the darker areas on his fur is the bumps making the fur stick up a little.



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