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Question by Jennifer in Jersey
Submitted on 1/1/2004
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My Boston Terrier is suffering from skin problems -- specifically, on her belly. The vet has given us special shampoos to use, along with antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would like to know what I can do to prevent this from occurring again (it has happened twice in two years. The dog is 7 years old.) I hate having her on antibiotics! I have heard that skin problems are fairly common with Boston Terriers and wonder if someone could offer me some tips.

Answer by freddy
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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My terrier also had a skin problem.  The best thing for them is Wellness Formula Products.  It fish and sweetpotatoes.  This can be found in any pet store.  I saw results in a week. His skin no longer itches and his coat looks much healthier.  Good luck!!


Answer by ms diana
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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my boston too had a skin problem.  he had bumps on his hind quarter.  the vet said he had a staph infection.  he gave him a shot of cortizone and a special shampoo which cleaned out the hair folicles.  he been doing great and hasnt had any reoccurances.
you may want to change or wash his sleeping area, or there may be something hes allergic to .  good luck


Answer by LittleAggie
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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My Boston also had skin problems, the vet said it was a "yeast infection" and gave him an antibiotic, shampoo and some fish oil to put in his food twice a day.  Everything has cleared up nicely.  I will look to see the exact name of the product she prescribed when I get home from work and let you know what it was.  Buckwheat is 13 years old and going strong.  It appears that this new fish oil or a combination of all three have given him a spark I have not seen in quite a while.


Answer by Vicki
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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My Boston Terrier started to get bumps.  Dr.s also wanted to medicate him but instead, I came to the conclusion that it was happining from his allergies only a couple times per year.  All I do is buy Head and Shoulders dry scalp care or moisterising shampoo and bath him about once per month and if he has a bad case of them, I give him a 1/2 benidrill allergy everynight before bedtime.  


Answer by Lampslit
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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Our one year old BT had skin problems on her hind quarters that would not respond to any of the afore mentioned treatments. We were stumped as to whet to do for her and had spent tons of $$$ trying to help her. In desperation, I tried applying good ole "Bag Balm" the anticeptic vet salve. Within two weeks it was cleared up and it hasn't returned! She is two now.
   It's worth a try!


Answer by Adam
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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By Boston is 10 months and he has had two swollen bumps on his snout for about three weeks. The vet said a lot of Boston's get bacteria build-up there and she gave me some shampoo to use, but results yet. Any suggestions for me?


Answer by BIGSBY
Submitted on 7/28/2005
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We have a 8 year Boston female who used to have lots! of problems, she is a 9 pound rescue. We suggest a vegetarian diet- no skin problems, less to no mucus which means better breathing, tons of energy.
Natural Life Pet Products for dry food
Evanger'svegetarian Feast for wet food
& Petguard'sMr. Pugsleys Peanut Butter treat
You will notice the difference!


Answer by Max
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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My Boston terrier is 11 mos old.  He too is having some skin problems.  Dry, loss of hair on back quarters.  The vet said it was probably caused by fleas, but he has never had a flea on him.  He to gave me oils for him to take orally.  I'll let you know if they help.  He just started taking them.


Answer by Pugsly
Submitted on 10/15/2005
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my Boston Terrier has a wart like leasion on the left side of his face, his stratches at it all the time, i'm afraid it might be something cancerous, he is only 8 months i would like some information about this.


Answer by willie nelson
Submitted on 10/5/2006
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i dont have an answer   but a question...my dog woke up looking like a gremlin when drenched with water   help


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