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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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bumps all over back

Dash has had these bumps pop up all over his back that are not going away. The bumps are not itching him or bursting or bleeding. All they do is make his hair stand up and make his coat look funny. A couple days ago he broke out with a bunch of pimples or hives all over his belly but I think that might have been a reaction to a plant he got in.

I thought it might have been his dog food (4health Salmon and potato) so I switched him to the chicken and rice formula.

Upon speaking to another vizsla owner they said their young v had the same issues as a pup and was told it was Canine Pyoderma (Bacterial Folliculitis). And that it happens to young dogs going through puberty (Dash is 1yr tomorrow).

I am his 2nd owner and he didnt have this when I picked him up 6 weeks ago, this is really starting to freak me although it dosent seem to bother the dog at all
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 01:52 PM
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Dexter has had Pyoderma off and on since he was a pup. He's now 4 years old. He has terrible allergies (test says he's allergic to dust mites) and when it gets out of control he breaks out with the bumps. The vet gives him Cephalexin which makes the rash go away. He's on a maintenance daily dose of Hydroxyzine and low dose of prednisone. That keeps the itches in check. Our vet calls Dex his career challenge. Good luck with your pup!

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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After doing a little research I think dash may have a reaction to overheating. cholinergic pruritus is caused by heat and sweat glands. Today after a run in 90 degree heat he broke out in hives worse than I've ever seen. I'm going to limit his activity the next couple of days to see for sure.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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Big Rick and CFL VIZ,

I am in New Smyrna, maybe we can all get together for a play date sometime! We have one other V (male) that Ellie gets to play with and she is heaven. He was here at our property last week and got the same exact kind of bumps you are talking about. They played for two hours and got plenty hot, but they also went on a quick safari through the creek/marsh. We thought maybe something in the creek did it, but our girl was fine.
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Hello.. My vizsa, my boy, Bud is 11 years old and he has gotten hives since he was about 3. It is definitely seasonal... but not so much related to heat. Bud gets hives in the winter. It must be related to a certain kind of grass or pollen. BUT, Bud ate a pie crust off of the table last thanksgiving and he got the worst hives I've ever seen. So perhaps the white flour is a culprit too? Anyways, we give bud benydryl.. it takes the hives down within a few hours.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 12:01 PM
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I could use some help too! My boy Ruger is 2 years old and for the past couple of days he has had large bumps on his head and his eye has gotten swollen. Giving him benadyl helps it go away but I would like to know what it could be. We live in VT and it has been very hot and humid. We haven't changed his food but he did shred a stack of newspaper. Any ideas???
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 06:21 PM
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we live in Kansas City and our 7 month old Vizsla puppy has also just developed the bumps and red spots you've been talking about in this thread, just this week. I spoke with the vet and he told me to put him on a benadryl regiment for the weekend and see if it helps. if not we'll be taking him to the vet on Monday. He did say that these dogs have common skin allergies and conditions due to their lack of an undercoat. also, he did warn me about the puberty factor which can produce these kind of little red bumps and pestuals. glad to know we're not alone on this!

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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It makes me wonder if this is something seasonal since a few dogs have the bumps. Just curious, what kind of food is everyone feeding.

Right now I have him on 4health salmon and potato but thinking on switching to the grain free formula.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 10:59 AM
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Mine eats the Science Diet puppy. After two doses of Benedryl (50 mg) he's showing great improvement. Many of the bumps on his sides and legs are gone and the ones on his belly look much paler and smaller - no longer agitated. Looks like this is a seasonal allergy thing.

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:54 PM
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My dog is having the same issues right now. She has bumps all over her back that are bad sometimes, but go away and come back (today they are the worse). I took her to the vet and they said it was hives. Think I have to try that Benadryl out. I've been feeding my dog Life's Abundance since she was a puppy, so seasonal allergies sounds like it is the problem. 1mg per pound would mean if my dog is 45 pounds, I would give her 1 1/2 or 2 teaspoons of Benadryl correct? Or is it ok to give them tablets?

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