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Dog Has 10 to 15 White Pimples in Small Area on Back

by William N.
(Wilmington, DE)

10-15 white pimples on dog's back

10-15 white pimples on dog's back

My dog has developed 10-15 white pimples in a 2 square inch area on his back. I asked my vet and he said he hadn't seen what my dog has. He recommended we monitor them closely before doing a biopsy.

My dog is a 7 year-old longhaired male dachshund.

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Aug 20, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Dog Has 10-15 White Pimples in Small Area on Back
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

August 20, 2013

Dear William,

From the photo you submitted, these look more like sebaceous cysts, "oil glands". That area of the back has larger glands. A sebaceous gland empties into a hair follicle and releases oil to help the hair stay shiny and glossy. If it becomes clogged, it will appear as a small raised bump. Treatment is to clip away the hair, scrub with a baby shampoo, and lance or squeeze out the clogged oil in sebaceous cysts.

I am not sure if this will be painful or how well he will tolerate this treatment, so it might be better done in a veterinary office. Perhaps a holistic veterinarian would have a less invasive suggestion than to do a biopsy.

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To prevent future outbreaks, it would be best to improve the diet. NO DRY DOG FOOD. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, And consider a RAW diet for your Dachsund.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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