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Post  talia9210 on 3/4/2013, 1:00 am

Hii! I'm the proud mama of a beautiful 1 1/2 year old pug named Millie. I've heard that pugs are notorious chow-hounds and Millie proves no different. She'll eat her dry food so fast that she tends to choke. I read up on different ways to prevent this from happening, and the most effective so far has been adding water to her dry food. Sort of the "bobbing for apples" effect, I guess. Anyway, as of late, she has started getting these bumps on her lips (dominantly lower lip) and chin. They seem to be becoming more irritated so I was wondering if this is some form of acne caused by her dipping her chin into dog food/water or if it could be something worse. I'm thinking about picking up some witch hazel to help her but obviously I don't want to do that until I have more information. Anyone else go through something like this? Thanks!
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Post  lisamak on 3/4/2013, 10:14 am

Does she eat out of a plastic dish? Acne and/or allergic reactions are most common with plastic dishes - I'd switch to ceramic/stoneware or metal. It could also be an allergic reaction to anything she's rubbing her face on. I'd go to the vet to have it looked at before you put anything on it personally, most of the time if its just acne it will clear up but if its going to get worse or itchy you may need to do some intervention that the vet can advise on.
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Post  Pugsavers on 3/4/2013, 12:38 pm

I agree with the plastics theory. Eliminate this culprit and see if there is a difference. I love stainless steel for water bowls...it keeps the water cool too.
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Post  CSollers on 3/4/2013, 1:07 pm

I also concur with the idea of changing her bowls to start with. We use stainless bowls for our Pugs without a problem.
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Post  Mel on 3/5/2013, 1:02 am

yup. stainless steel only bowls here as well.
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Post  SacramentoPugs on 3/5/2013, 2:11 am

If your pug loves plush toys, be sure to launder those often too. Those stuffies can hold loads of bacteria! Learned that back when my now-departed old girl was a youngster and having "problem skin."
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Post  donnag on 3/5/2013, 6:11 pm

My girl Viv has gotten a pimple on her upper lip on and off for a few yrs now, I've had her to the vet and it always turns out to be nothing, sorry I can't be of to much help, but normally it goes away in a week or so.
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