I have been noticing that there are little bumps along the spine of my dog. It is lifting her hair.
Can this be caused by the heat?? What can I do to cure them?
It is most probably a dermatitis which can be provoked by many factors (fleas-normal treatment, and yes heat and sun rays too-shelter, water splash). Does the dog also have an infection of the ear? Does it shake the head more often than usual? Do the bumps itch? The dog tries to scratch or reach with the teeth? Look into the ear or insert carefully a q-tip. If it comes out black then it is a ear infection. If so, treat the ear infection (vet) and the dermatitis will solve itself also. Could also be that the diet of the dog is too rich in proteins. Reduce the amount of meat include some vegs and even fruit. These were some of the problems we had with our dog who also had these bumps and we solved them as told above. Good luck!