Pit bull skin bumps can appear for a few reasons. Learn how to identify the various causes of dog skin bumps from the video below so you can treat accordingly. Links for treatment are in the description below.
Pit bull skin bumps can be the result of:
- an allergic reaction from a skin or dog food allergy
- mosquito or tick bites
- dry skin can also result in bumps or hives
- Blue nose pit bulls are prone to skin allergies
- Dermatitis or a secondary infection can occur from scratching or gnawing
Pit bull’s are susceptible to food and environmental allergies like humans are. If left untreated, a secondary infection can occur requiring medicine and possibly an antibiotic. It’s important to inspect your pit bull regularly and treat these conditions promptly.
An environmental allergy or dermatitis can infect your pit bull’s paws and pads. A secondary infection can occur if your pit bull is scratching and gnawing on their paws. It’s important to wipe their paws when they come in from outside with a wet cloth or hypoallergenic wipes.
Some pet insurance like Embrace will cover allergies if you get the insurance when your pit bull is a puppy before symptoms appear. If you wait and allergies develop, it will be considered a pre-existing condition and will not be covered. No pet insurance covers pre-existing conditions, but there are still options.
If your pit bull has pre-existing conditions, you can explore a veterinary discount plan like Pet Assure. This is not an insurance plan. It discounts all in-house medical services and procedures including dog allergy treatments. Think of it as a membership plan like you would get from AAA. Here is some more info about the pros and cons of pet insurance.