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Tonight, as i was giving my 8 month old standard puppy a good scratching, i felt a bump. And then another one, and then.....

She has odd skin bumps on her chest, belly, front underarms and top of front legs. Haven't found any on her back or head yet.

They are kinda yellow against her white skin, very hard to see in the evening light. Small, and feel like ( for lack of a better description) one of her nipples (as a puppy who hasn't had her first heat yet). No evidence that they bother her at all or that she minded me rubbing them/touching them.

I don't think they were there when I shaved her down 2+ weeks ago. At first I thought they were scabs from brambles but now... no clue.

We are outdoors a lot with her running through bush, and have lots of contact with other dogs.

Any idea what these are? I, and my mom who has had dogs for more years than she'd like to admit, have never seen anything like them.
 

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I will try in the morning with natural light, the lighting here is awful even with flash, and i can't pick up the white skin/yellow bump/black fur contrast. I might even shave her down a bit to see them better.
 

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Not sure if pictures in natural light helped.... i couldnt see the screen to see what i was photographimg. Some of them kind of look scab like. Photos are of belly and under front leg. I shaved her down a bit to see better.
 

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I'm not an expert, but do you think your pup might have ran through some nettles or stinging plants?
I remember my old dog got a rash like that on his tummy after he ran into a thicket filled with prickly plants, those bumps look kind of similar.

I'd go to the vet if they don't go away on their own or if more keep showing up.
 

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Could be a plant, yes.... her favourite thing to do is leaping through tall grass up and down a hill at the dog park. That would roughly match the height of where she has the bumps. I will keep monitoring, and book a vet appointment if they start to bother her or get worse.
 

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Dogs get plenty of lumps and bumps. Usually, the vet isn’t worried unless they get bigger or change in some way. With dogs we’ve had, we have monitored some, had some biopsied, some surgically removed and some have disappeared on their own. I always point them out, if there are any to the vet.
 

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This is exactly why I joined this Poodle forum - to find out what is going on with my 8-year old male toy's skin. He is black and he gets the exact same yellowish, flaky, scabby-looking patches on his chest, hindquarters, and back. I've been to three different vets and they all say it's allergies, but not sure if it's food or environmental. We just went to the vet today and got Prednisone, Clindimiacin, and a medicated shampoo. He's had Cytopoint shots a couple of times as well, which tend to help. It so frustrating!
 

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This is exactly why I joined this Poodle forum - to find out what is going on with my 8-year old male toy's skin. He is black and he gets the exact same yellowish, flaky, scabby-looking patches on his chest, hindquarters, and back. I've been to three different vets and they all say it's allergies, but not sure if it's food or environmental. We just went to the vet today and got Prednisone, Clindimiacin, and a medicated shampoo. He's had Cytopoint shots a couple of times as well, which tend to help. It so frustrating!
I’m used to lumps and bumps on dogs. You point them out to the vet, and they can be aspirated, biopsied or you are told to monitor. Recently Buck had a sudden growth in a lump DH had been monitoring. We took him to our vet, and the cyst erupted on examination. (OMG, right?) BUT after 10 days on antibiotics, his skin is clear of every little pimple. I’ll take that as a win.

Allergies are something else. Don’t waste time, go to a vet dermatologist and get it sorted in one visit.. Been there with Scottie’s.
 

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This is exactly why I joined this Poodle forum - to find out what is going on with my 8-year old male toy's skin. He is black and he gets the exact same yellowish, flaky, scabby-looking patches on his chest, hindquarters, and back. I've been to three different vets and they all say it's allergies, but not sure if it's food or environmental. We just went to the vet today and got Prednisone, Clindimiacin, and a medicated shampoo. He's had Cytopoint shots a couple of times as well, which tend to help. It so frustrating!
I'm not much help, I'm afraid. They went away on their own, and haven't reoccured. Best guess for Annie was allergies to some plant she ran through. I hope you figure it out.
 

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This is exactly why I joined this Poodle forum - to find out what is going on with my 8-year old male toy's skin. He is black and he gets the exact same yellowish, flaky, scabby-looking patches on his chest, hindquarters, and back. I've been to three different vets and they all say it's allergies, but not sure if it's food or environmental. We just went to the vet today and got Prednisone, Clindimiacin, and a medicated shampoo. He's had Cytopoint shots a couple of times as well, which tend to help. It so frustrating!
Have you worked through your home environment? Removing fragrances, swapping cleaners with vinegar, that sort of thing? And tried an elimination diet?

My dog got a bumpy rash one day after my coworker put on some hand cream and then pet her. We quickly made the connection, but if that had been my hand cream, and I applied it daily, it would had been much harder to make the connection.

It's tedious, I know, but so much better to find the culprit.

P.S. Welcome!!
 
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