What is Comedone Syndrome in Dogs?
Also called schnauzer bumps, comedone syndrome refers to blackheads that appear on the skin. The condition is found in almost exclusively in miniature schnauzers, although the bumps can also stem from bacterial infections, ringworm and hormonal diseases.
Comedone Syndrome Symptoms
- Blackheads on the back
- Pimples, hair loss and itching if secondary bacterial infection develops
Comedone Syndrome Treatment
- Mild cases can be treated with benzoyl peroxide gel or acne pads designed for human use.
- Antiseborrheic shampoos may help more severe cases.
- Antibiotics are helpful if a secondary infection has set in.
Does Pet Insurance Cover Comedone Syndrome?
A number of pet insurance plans cover the cost of prescription medications. You can also find plans with wellness care options that cover regular vet checkups and other routine procedures.
DIY Dog Treatment - Popping Schnauzer Bumps
He didn't flinch when I cut the cyst open. You could clearly tell afterwards that he was so happy to have it removed.
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