I received them dog yesterday from a farm and dog came with those bumps all over and he keeps scratching
He’s eating normal and using the bathroom normal
He has a lot of energy and plays a bunch
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The symptoms you've described could be indicative of several conditions. Common causes for such skin problems in puppies include:
Fleas, mites and ticks can cause intense itching and bumps. Since there's no flea and tick prevention mentioned, this could be a likely cause.
Puppies can have allergies to food, environmental factors, or contact allergens. These allergies can manifest as skin problems, including itching and scabbing.
Bacterial or fungal infections can also lead to skin irritation and scabbing.
Use a gentle puppy shampoo to soothe the skin. Avoid human shampoos as they can be harsh on a puppy's sensitive skin. Examine your puppy's coat for signs of fleas or ticks. If you find any, remove them and clean the area well.
It's important to monitor your puppy for any signs that may warrant immediate veterinary attention, such as:
- Rapid increase in the number or size of bumps
- Signs of infection (pus, oozing, bad smell)
- Severe itching that leads to self-harm (excessive scratching, biting, or licking)
- Lethargy, loss of appetite, or any other changes in behavior
If these or any other concerning symptoms develop, it's crucial to seek veterinary care promptly. A vet can perform a thorough examination, possibly including skin scrapings or allergy testing, to determine the exact cause of the skin issues and prescribe appropriate treatment, which may include medications for parasites, allergies, or infections.
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