Blackhead-Like Pores on Dog's Chest & Armpit Area
by Loi Wei Ling
Chest and right armpit
Xuan Xuan's condition was rather manageable for the past months. About one month ago, I started her on transfer factor for canine in addition to all her existing supplements. I noticed a few things which I do not know whether are linked to that.
1. She stopped having flaky dandruff that used to cover the sofa and floor. It was very obvious as my sofa no longer needs vacuum every few days.
2. These few weeks, she has this blackhead like thing on her pores on her entire side and her armpit area. It can be squeeze out though it goes deep inside the pores. There are also dirt like sticky small dots that can be scratched away. When I bathe her, I tried to scrub away the "blackheads". Some bigger ones and the dirt like spots goes away. But after a week, it seems to appear again.
Other than that, her energy level has been relatively high and seems to be playing happily everyday.
By the way, I have another rescue mongrel puppy in the house who is having rickets due to malnutrition at birth. The puppy is on crate rest and I put the puppy under direct sunlight for half an hour every day. As a result, Xuan Xuan also goes under the sun more than usual this month. Does it affect her skin as well?
Please advise if the blackhead looking thing needs immediate medical attention. She doesn't seems to be affected by it.
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