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I noticed these one the one side of Links belly. Hes had them a few days. They dont appear to itch and some are raised a bit and some are flat and some have a yellow head on them.

I just put him on Purina Pro Plan sensitive skin and stomach for his gut and hes done SO WELL on this food I hope this isnt a food allergy..





Should I change his food? Should I give it a few more weeks? I would really hate to touch his food hes doing awesome on it, its the only thing so far that doesnt give him liquid poos. They are also only in that spot that ive noticed
 

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Sounds like a mild skin infection, the yellow sounds like puss. My best guess of course. does not sound like a food allergy to me. A friend's young pup got an infection (bumps on his belly, some with puss) and the vet pup him on antibiotics. Told them it was VERY common. I would watch it, make sure it doesn't get worse but if it does bring him to the vet.
 

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It might be a staph infection. You could use Microtek shampoo on him to help clear it up but it might need antibiotics. You can find microtek shampoo at places like Tractor supply store.
 

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I wouldn't change his food since he has been doing so great. I agree try a bath with microtek or something with an antibacterial. Hope it clears up soon!
 

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Ace has these as well (I posted another thread about it actually) and the vet said today that he most likely has a food allergy.
 

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If he is allergic to his food im screwed sigh.

I have been rubbing and antibacterial, antifungal, anti inflammatory cream on the area.
 

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If it's staph, he really should be seen as a round of antibiotics is probably needed. The microtek will really help with any itching and healing though.
 

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Sawyer had something really similar on his belly, although not as many spots, but some were full of puss. I just kept a really close eye on it for a few days and made sure he didn't lick it and it seemed to dry up go away on its own. I had every intention of taking him to the vet if it didn't clear up in a few days but for once we've lucked out on a vet trip (we've been there a lot this year, sadly). Sorry I can't help as to what it is but thought I'd share some positivity that it's probably nothing serious :)
 

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Well, hes had them for about a week. They havent gotton worse.

I have issues with taking him to the vet for antibiotics for 5 red dots. I dont like putting him on antibiotics. If it doesnt clear on its own I will mention it to the vet when I go on December 5th for his eye recheck.
 

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Costco has a new dog food. Natures Domain Salmon $30
No grains, grains have Pesticide, poison, other things.


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Crude Fat 14.0% minimum
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Moisture 10.0% maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg
minimum
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Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.4% minimum
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The last time I was in Costco that food wasnt there. Maybe I will check when I go up next week but I dont really feel comfortable switching his food hes doing so well on this one

Today the spots look better though
 
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