First on the subject of schnauzer bumps.....the years going back over 20 years as just a one mini schnauzer pet owner and up to owning many mini schnauzers through my breeding years, I have only had ONE dog have bumps. It was then that it dawned on me that the bumps started around the time I changed food.
I hadn't connected the bumps with the food but right after switching away from that food the bumps went away.
I did discover that was causes this problem is an over abundance of starch in the food......things like peas, potatoes etc. CHAT LATER, GLORIA Hi Cat, found your site here while looking for info in general. I live on a partially wooded acre with no fencing needed, even with deer roaming around.
In and of themselves they are not bad and add fiber and calories but too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing and because these items are also cheap, they are used in abundance as fillers....yes, even in the so called "premium" food. I just hate to see people's dog's having such miserable problems that are diet related which means when the owner turns to the vet, they get no relief OR their dog gets medicated which is only a band-aide to the problem. Medications come with side effects so when its as simple as changing the diet and not only is problem solved but dog healthier and no medication....... I have 2 mini's Capi(short for capitan) she was 7 on Valentines day.
he tilts his head way back and sniffs, then sniffs his knee. We named him Sparky because when we brought him home he actually smiled, and had sparkles in his eyes.
He's our rescue puppy, and he's Definately a momma's boy, and very vocal.
Capi licks her paws still, but I think that over that trial period we went through, has become a habit.
both my mini's have schnauzer bumps, and I was using an oatmeal shampoo made by Bio-groom, they have lots of great products, but I found out that the oatmeal had corn in it, so I switched to another brand and formula, Avoderm. Another thing I've discovered that helps is Aloe Vera gel.
For the first month, my husband couldn't get near him, or any other male.
We think he had been abused/kicked or something by a man. There is an unsolved issue we have and it's not life threatening, but he does this thing the vet calls star gazing.
so I spent the money to have a food allergy test done(0.00) I found out she is allergic to gluten, peas, corn, rice, lamb,catfish, and chicken.
I thought those were foods you gave them for allergies(guess not).
2years ago I decided to learn how to groom them both myself, because the bill for them was 0. Capi hates her ears being messed with, so it's a 2-person event. My male, sparky has really thick curly hair and started getting frequent eye infections, so, off to the vet.