It is not uncommon for Pug to develop acne, often seen on the chin area. Some refer to these as warts, however warts are skin growths and a pimple is a small bump (usually filled with pus) that develops from a clogged skin pore.
Pimples can be caused by:
Hormonal fluctuation- A Pug puppy going through puberty (4 to 12 months old) may develop pimples along the chin and/or genital area. This is true of both males and females
. This type of acne will gradually disappear as the Pug matures.
Contact irritation from bowls - Using stainless steel bowls
can help and are always recommended since porous bowls can harbor bacteria and plastics can cause allergic reactions.
Improper facial hygiene - It is important to thoroughly wipe a Pug's face after each meal. Tiny food
particles can trigger be a contributing factor to acne. This can be done with canine facial wipes, a damp washcloth or an unscented baby wipe. Be sure to wipe afterward with a dry cloth so that moisture does not remain in the wrinkles.
1) Keeping the area clean and dry is the first step to helping clear up the problem.
2) A wipe containing chlorhexidine works well for many Pugs. This is an OTC medicated wipe.
3) For moderate to severe cases, vet prescribed medicated rinses may be needed.
4) Chronic cases may need to be treated with antibiotics.