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Old 10-11-2012, 02:05 PM
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Over the past 48 hours, my nine week old puppy has developed around 8-10 yellow spots on his belly (near genitals and on bare skin of his belly). They are puss filled and yellow in color. No other such spots appear anywhere else on his body. He is acting normal otherwise. Trying to figure out if this is a common issue, or if he needs to go see a vet. The spots seem a bit bigger than they did yesterday, but are still small.
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Personally I would go to the vet!
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has he been licking at it? It would definitely call the vet at least. It's it a common puppyhood thing they can tell you over the phone.
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He hasn't been licking or itching it, or paying attention to the spots at all. I was literally just at the vet two days ago. I was just doing a bit of research online and I know there are some ants in the backyard. Just sure, but could these be ant bites? I am going to try to take a picture on my phone and upload it here in a minute.
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I just washed his belly with antibacterial hand soap and some of the bumps burst as I washed. This didn't seem to bother the puppy while I was washing his tummy. He kept playing with his toy all the while.
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Sorry about the picture quality. Trying to get a puppy to lay still is nearly impossible when all he wants to do is chew on the phone. lol.
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yikes. Do you have ants in your yard or anything???
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I have noticed a few ants running across the patio outdoors. I haven't noticed any bumps on my older dog (going to check her over more closely right now), but both the puppy and her love to dig around in the dirt in the backyard. Wondering if ants could be the culprit. If these bumps are ant bites, should I treat them like I would if I had been bit myself (anti-bacteral soap, topical solution)? I will try to limit the dogs time outside until this is figured out.
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They could be ant bites..fire ants have a very mean bite. I would do like you said and treat them like insect bites and limit the outside time..or at least the laying around the back yard time Then if you do not see a difference have a vet check them..It could be a sort of puppy acne.
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Well Texas is known for its invasive fire ants, and the more pictures I see of fire ant bites online, the more convinced I am. I will monitor him outside and keep his belly clean. If I notice the area getting any more red tomorrow, I'll take him to the vet. He is acting as playful as ever today. The spots don't seem to be bothering him. I checked over my older dog and there are no bites on her that I can see (she also has thick, short hair though, so it would be much harder for the ants to get her).
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