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| | Mysterious Bumps!
My 7 month old puppy has the same thing! It's now been 24 hours that she's had it and it's gotten worse. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback / Pitbull mix. It's really hard for us to figure out exactly what caused this as:
1) We just took her to a dog park yesterday.. She could've rubbed against something causing hives or some kind of allergic reaction.
2) I bathed her in hot water after the park and rubber her dry with a towel, not knowing both are totally bad and can irritate a dog's hair follicle causing bumps.
3) We used a new shampoo, although it's supposed to NOT cause allergic reaction. It's called Healthy Clean Pet Oatmeal and Aloe Shampoo for Irritated, Dry, Sensitive skin. I couldn't imagine it being this though!
4) I gave her these new sweet potato treats immediately after her bath, she could be allergic to them or one of the ingredients in it. We got them from LootPets and they're called Invasion of the Sweet Potato Crisps.
At first, I thought it was just matts all over her fur, so I used a brush and a furminator and this made it WAY worse or maybe just more visible. It's only on her back, back of neck, and back legs. She has shown no signs of itchiness or change in behavior, diet, etc. Although, when I did brush or touch the hair, her skin would twitch and she looked uncomfortable. We decided to give her a Benedryl and see if it helps, if it is hives or an allergic reaction. Hopefully she'll look better tomorrow. We're going to avoid the sweet potato treats and see if it goes away completely. If not, we're off to the vet!