[#Pet Name] has been diagnosed with Canine Acne
Canine Acne is a cosmetic problem of young dogs, especially short-coated breeds such as Boxers and Bulldogs. Canine Acne appears as red bumps and blackheads on the chin and lips.
There is no specific cause for Canine Acne, however genetics, hormones and trauma have been hypothesized to play a role.
Red bumps (papules) and blackheads on the chin and lips may become infected forming pustules which are itchy. Affected dogs may rub their face against carpet or furniture.
A diagnosis is usually made based on visual inspection and consideration of the age and breed.
Other conditions to be ruled out are:
Topical benzoyl peroxide gel
Oral Antibiotics (6 weeks of antibiotics for chronic cases)
Canine Acne is not a serious threat to your pet. Most dogs outgrow the condition. Severe or untreated cases of Canine Acne may result in permanent hair loss and scarring. [#Pet Name] should be re-evaluated when you have finished administering the antibiotics.