Pug Wrinkles and Coat

Sharing Puggie skin and coat issues. Perhaps it will help another puggie!

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Pug hot spots and itching

Started by Jeannie-White Wolf Woman Aug 14, 2009. 0 Replies

Skin and coat

Started by Betsy McFadden Jul 27, 2009. 0 Replies

Irritated Skin

Started by Kris Story Oct 14, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Ann C on September 9, 2009 at 4:17pm
Hi all. I am new to this group. I've had Raymond for about 6 months. He is awesome, but I am concerned about his skin, which seems to be a common theme. Lately he has been scratching more than usual and he licks his paws all the time. His underbelly is very red and raw. I started him on Nature Balance Lamb and potato food. I just want to find a solution to his itchy skin. I feel so bad.
Comment by Chris Sanford on August 18, 2009 at 10:31am
I will and thank you. We are taking him to a dermataligist on Monday. It's $240 just to walk in the door (we live in Chicago). I am hoping she figures it out cause I cant stand to watch him suffer anymore. Thanks again for the advice.
Comment by graphicguy on August 18, 2009 at 9:19am
Chris: Ask your vet about Chlorhexidine spray. It is the ONLY thing I've found to eliminate hot spots!

Raven: Those little bumps could be benign cysts, or they could be a type of cancer. Get them checked out by your vet!
Comment by Raven Miranda on August 16, 2009 at 8:41pm
I have a question about my pug, lately he has been getting little bumps(they almost look like masquito bits) and he has been chewing them. Does anyone know what they are? There is not alot, just a few in diff spots.
Comment by Chris Sanford on August 14, 2009 at 7:17am
Well Pug lovers it did not work he still is scratching and hot spots are back. Sorry.
Comment by Chris Sanford on August 12, 2009 at 7:36am
Ok we are at day 3 of this special mixture. The itching and licking has reduced significantly but still there. Hot spots are starting to go away. We will see in a few days if it totally works.
Comment by Chris Sanford on August 11, 2009 at 6:36am
Ok this may sound a bit crazy but I have been looking all summer (I am currently laid off) for a cure for our oldest pug Stueys dry skin. Yesterday I found a blog site and a woman and others had great luck with a strange mixture. She mixed 1/3 cup of baby oil with 1/3 cup original Listerene and 1/3 Cup of warm water. You mix them in a spray bottle and shake it well to combine. Then you spray your dog. It does leave a bit of an oily residue on the fur for a few hours and you will have to wash your hands if you pet your pup however, the scratching has dropped at least 50% overnight. I administered the solution again today for a second coat on some areas I believe that I missed. I will check in again to update his condition.
Comment by graphicguy on July 6, 2009 at 2:07pm
Hi Surf City, my pugs used to occasionally get hot spots (raw patch) usually around the tail area. The best thing I've ever used is Chlorhexidine, as previously mentioned by Clifford. It also comes in a spray formula, available from your vet or online store.

As far as bathing goes, I also use a colloidal oatmeal & aloe shampoo by Davis. I usually follow up with Relief Creme Rinse (pramoxine HCI) which soothes irritated skin, or diluted vinegar water. It rinses all the shampoo away, and neutralizes the PH balance. Relief contains colloidal oatmeal, and Omega-6 fatty acids which are good for the dermal repair. I believe bathing weekly is WAY TOO FREQUENT for a pug's sensitive skin. Very few vets will tell you this, because a large part of their revenue comes from the sale of shampoos, etc. I only bathe mine about once every two or three MONTHS. If they need a touch up between baths, cornstarch or baking soda works beautifully. It's non-irritating and absorbs oils and smells from the coat, and won't irritate the skin like shampoo does. Even soap-free, hypoallergenic, oatmeal shampoo can further irritate skin!

'Environmental allergy' can mean so many different things. It's a blanket description used by all vets. Many pugs are allergic to chicken, so be cautious that your wheat-free diet doesn't contain chicken. Mine eat a lamb & rice formula, real lamb is the first ingredient on the list. They also get a variety of vegetables and fruits added to their kibble, which helps moisten the food and adds lots of flavor and nutrients.

The eggs, fish oil, carrots and green beans are all wonderful additions! I also feed pumpkin and peas. I know many people feed their dogs RAW eggs... but dogs are just as susceptible to salmonella bacteria as people are, so be sure to cook the eggs first. Raw eggs can also cause a biotin deficiency if fed regularly. Once weekly would not be enough to cause this, but the salmonella threat is probable. I scramble the eggs in a nonstick skillet, with no added fat.If you don't have a non-stick skillet, a tiny bit of olive oil would be fine, as it contains good monounsaturated fat, as well as omega fatty acids and polyphenol antioxidants. It can actually help reduce cholesterol in both humans and pets!

Those are my two cents, I hope it makes sense! ;)
Comment by Surf City Pug - Nalani on June 28, 2009 at 2:47pm
Once they get a bald raw patch of skin they are itching what do you put on it. Nalani is on a special wheat free diet.. She gets fish oil every day. An egg once a week.... Apple sauce, shredded carrots and green beans for fiber. We just want to keep her a comfortable as possible. The vet says she has a environmental allergy. We wash her feet every time she goes out for a walk. We are just always looking for something that may help her more. She gets very itchy even with a oatmeal bath twice a week..."Doctors Orders"...
Comment by Cindy Richter on June 27, 2009 at 12:36pm
also for the wrinkles especially on the nose I used baby oil to help from it drying out and cracking!! It works great!!

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