Lumps on my Staffy's body
My staffy has just come out in little lumps on her body.
What could be causing this?
It's impossible to say for sure what the problem is, because there are lots of different reasons that a pup can develop a rash.
If she's recently had her puppy shots then it's possible the lumps are actually 'hives' and are the result of an allergic reaction to one of the vaccines. This is not terribly rare and if her face is also swollen then I would recommend calling your veterinarian and asking for advice.
A reaction like this has the potential to become severe, even life-threatening, so if you think it could be the problem do get in touch with your vet right away.
If she's not been vaccinated recently, and the lumps are more like a rash, then it's possible that they're the result of a skin condition caused by tiny skin mites. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are one of the breeds that are predisposed to suffering from this condition, which is called Mange.
The rash may, or may not be itchy, but you will also likely see patchy hair loss with it. Generally the rash starts on the muzzle, front legs or chest, but can occur anywhere.
You vet can diagnose Mange with a simple skin test and then special shampoos, dips or a medication will clear it up. Left untreated it will only get worse and be much more difficult to treat, so again I'd recommend getting her to your vet for an exam.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup.
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