What Are The Bleeding Bumps Under My Dogs Chin?


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There is no single cause to bleeding bumps under the chin of your dog, but rather, a multitude of possible triggers that could lead to such a problem with your pet's health, all of which can be remedied. One of the most common causes is something called 'dog acne', which leads to a build-up of spots caused by contact with germs and bacteria. Acne in dogs can be traced down to them eating out of plastic bowls which promote dirt and invisible germs to build up, and so you should consider investing in a stainless-steel food bowl which is far easier to maintain and keep clean.

Another cause of bleeding spots around the chin area could be as a result of a wart spreading to other parts of the skin. Similarly, if there are only one or two lumps, it could be that the problem is an abscess. With both of these complaints, the cliché of 'prevention is better than cure' applies. To stop your canine companion becoming infected in such a way, you should endeavor to keep him or her clean using a mild dog shampoo, comb and/or brush to keep infections out and harmful bacteria at bay.

Alternatively, the problem could be that your dog has a haematoma, which is the veterinary term for a blood-filled cavity in the skin. This kind of ailment normally comes as a result of stress or injury and is particularly common in dogs which have fought with other animals, normally of the same species. To treat such a wound and prevent continual bleeding from the damaged area, flush the wound with warm, clean water and dry thoroughly. You may also wish to apply some anti-bacterial cream afterwards to reduce the chances of infection - particularly important with an open cut or skin graze.
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The bleeding bumps are infected ingrown hairs. If you pop one like a pimple you will see that a tuft of hairs will come out with the pus. You might need to pop the major bumps and put medicine on the area. Very difficult to cure because dogs will get them from laying on floors. Dogs get them where they lay their chin or elbows on the floor and the hair rubs off to shorter stubby hair which becomes ingrown. The most permanent preventative is to get your dog a very soft bed that they would prefer to lay on other than the floor that would let their hair grow back.

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