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Pug with bumps around mouth

October 20th, 2005, 05:25 PM
I have a 4 1/2 month old pug that has been getting red swollen bumps around his mouth (and some around his eyes). It's been going on now for about a month. I've seen 2 vets, and one said it was acne, the other said it was infected hair follicles. (Both said not to worry about it). They go away shortly after they show up, but I would like to find a way to eliminate the problem. My pug doesn't act like they bother him, they just look painful to me!

Thanks for the help!

October 20th, 2005, 05:48 PM
I've heard that kitties can get acne from drinking out of plastic bowls because the plastic gets scratched and then bacteria propogate there . . . Maybe it's the same for dogs? What kind of bowl does he have?


October 20th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Hmm... plastic that's very scratched up. I will replace his bowl with a metal one and see how he does. Thanks! :)