Question by  elaineragagmailcom (11)

What could be causing scabs on the skin of my mini schnauzer?


Answer by  Vanessa (387)

Your mini schnauzer may have gotten into something he is allergic to, or poison oak/ivy/sumac. He may also get what are called hot spots which are irritation on the skin from being wet or due to allergies. He could also be scratching at fleas or mites. You may want to switch shampoos


Answer by  hollarmelissa (24)

Scabbing on a dog may be caused by skin allergy or insect bite. There are many over-the counter treatments for insect bites. If an insect bite, hole be about the size of a pin holewhen cleaned. You can give a dog benadryl for temporary relief of itching and allergies.


Answer by  Junebug (158)

Allergic dermatitis can be diagnosed by a veterinarian, but check for obvious culprits first. Flea, tick, or mosquito bites are irritating and cause the dog to scratch. This breaks the skin, causing it to scab as it heals. Schnauzers are very active dogs, and may get minor abrasions from charging through bushes in the yard.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Chewing and biting it sounds like a flea allergy or the fle has laid its eggs under the skin call the vet.


Answer by  marciar1031 (0)

I have mini schnauzers also that are brothers. They have scabs on their back. I found "schnauzer bumps" on the internet that are exclusive to that breed.

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