Boston Terrier Skin Bumps

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My Boston Terrier Has Bumps On His Skin

Owning a Boston Terrier can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. One such challenge is dealing with skin bumps on your dog. While most of these bumps are harmless, it’s important to be able to identify them so you can take the necessary steps to help your pup feel better. So far, every little bump we found on Ivar have been harmless like most will but it’s still very scary at first when we see a new one. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common types of bumps that Boston Terriers experience and what you can do about them. We’ll also provide some tips on how to keep your dog’s skin healthy and free from bumps. Enjoy!

Most common types of bumps on Boston Terriers

Boston Terriers are prone to developing a variety of skin bumps and growths. The most common type is known as sebaceous adenitis, which results in the formation of small, round bumps on the dog’s skin. These bumps are usually benign, but can sometimes become infected or turn into malignant tumors.

While some bumps, such as warts and moles, are harmless, others, like papillomas, can be signs of a more serious condition. 


Warts are one of the most common types of bumps on Boston Terriers. These small growths are caused by a virus, and while they are not harmful to your dog, they can be uncomfortable. Treatment options for warts include freezing or laser removal.


Moles are another type of growth that is commonly found on Boston Terriers. Unlike warts, moles are not caused by a virus and pose no threat to your dog’s health. However, moles can sometimes become irritated, so it’s important to keep an eye on them. If you notice your dog scratching at a mole, you may want to have it checked by a veterinarian.


Papillomas are another type of growth that can occur on Boston Terriers. Unlike warts and moles, papillomas are often benign tumors that grow in the mouth or nose. However, in some cases, papillomas can become cancerous. If you notice a growth in your dog’s mouth or nose, it’s important to have it checked by a veterinarian immediately. Treatment options for papillomas include surgery or laser removal.

If you notice any bumps on your Boston Terrier, it’s important to have them checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible. While most bumps are harmless, some can be signs of a more serious condition. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can help keep your Boston Terrier healthy and happy for years to come.

5 Tips To Help Your Boston Terrier’s Skin 

1-  Keep your Boston Terrier away from known allergens. If you’re not sure what’s bothering your dog, ask your vet to test for allergies.

Find out more on allergies——Boston Terriers And Health Problems

2-  Combat dry skin by using a high-quality moisturizer on your dog’s skin and coat. Be sure to avoid any products with harmful chemicals or fragrances.

3-  Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth. You can use a soft brush or pet-safe exfoliating product.

Some interesting facts here—-Boston Terrier Brindle Color

4-  Diet plays a big role in skin health, so make sure your Boston Terrier is getting plenty of healthy fats, proteins, and vitamins in his or her diet.

Food is one of the main factor—-What Do Boston Terriers Eat?

5-  Remember to keep up with regular grooming, including brushing and bathing. This will help remove dirt and debris from the coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. On top of that, it makes you spend time with your loved pup!


As I said earlier, we have been lucky so far because all the bumps we found were harmless. I actually wanted to add a picture of the latest one we found but when I got to Ivar and turned him upside down and round and round for 2 minutes, somehow, today, I could not find one! That also happens a lot. Bumps show up to rise our level of stress for a few hours or days and then pouf! Nothing! It’s all gone! I call that a blessing when it happens but it is always stressful. As years go by, we have learned to not panic and give it time to disapear but being the doting father that I am, it’s not always easy! 

If a bump shows up on your Boston, don’t panic. Investigate, be aware of other signs of discomfort and his food intake. If anything makes you doubt, do not hesitate and go see your vet. That’s another reason there are not many pictures in this post; internet is not a veterinarian and don’t self diagnose, take him to the pros!

Thank you for reading me and do not hesitate to comment or email me!



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5 thoughts on “Boston Terrier Skin Bumps”

  • As an owner of a Boston Terrier, I was directed by Google to your website. I have been very concerned about Sparle’s skin bumps and was seeking information about whether he needed to go to a vet. I am happy to note, after reading your article, that they are harmless but that I will have to keep an eye on other possible developments. He does seem to have some dry skin, so thanks for the recommendation of using a high-quality moisturizer. I want my Sparie to have the best health! You have said that nutrition plays an important role also. Do you have a list of items that he must be fed?

  • I recently had to combat warts on Captain -my dog. You are right; they are not harmful. He was just not comfortable and was restless. Initially, I was confused and thought I was going to lose him. He had grown to become a significant part of my family. But my vet was relaxed, and he explained the care procedure quickly. Although it took some time but it was worth the experience and care.

    • Hi Parameter! Happy to see you back on my site!  I’m glad to hear Captain is alright and it was just warts. I understand how you felt. We call Ivar our son and we joke with my daughters saying to take care of their little brother but is it really a joke? I mean they love him just as much as they love one another and so do we. When he had the allergic episode we thought we could lose him too and it was very emotional in hte house.

      Thank you for your shared experience and come again soon!

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