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Dog has bumps on nose

by Destiny Zufelt
(Mesquite, NV, US)


Three or four pink bumps appeared on my dog's nose a few weeks ago that over time has gotten bigger. Could it be a pimple or an abscess? It looks like puss may have come out at one point, but I'm really not sure. I'm not sure how to get rid of it, or if it's harmful.

Please let me know what you think.

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Jan 30, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog has bumps on nose
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Destiny,
Your photo is a bit dark, but what I can make out, I am suspicious of a condition called 'Puppy Pyoderma'. It is caused by bacteria in the hair follicles, usually Staph bacteria, that create large pimple type lesions across the face, nose, forehead, and even under the ear flaps in young dogs between the ages of 6 months to 2 years, when they still have an immature immune system.

It is usually accompanied by swollen mandibular lymph nodes, and sometimes a fever. This condition can occur after a vaccination has stimulated the immune system, or some other stress, such as surgery for a neuter or spay.

In a mild case such as your puppy, I would advise improving the immune system, by better nutrition. NO DRY DOG FOOD! See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options.

Other ways to improve the immune system would be immune system supplements, such as Immuplex from Standard Process. Give 1/4- 1/2 the 'human' dose two times daily for 3-6 weeks.

You can also try:
1. Missing Link Canine Formula
2. OrthoMolecular Specialties, Mega C Powder

If there is no improvement, or this condition is getting worse, then please consult with a holistic veterinarian.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the picture you submitted. The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

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Nov 05, 2013
max
by: Anonymous

He ended up being fine right?
From mom

Nov 05, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Dog has Bumps on Nose
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

November 4, 2013

Hi Max,
Destiny posted that question in January 2012, and has not sent an update. I do not know how her dog is doing.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.


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