Bulldog and French Bulldog Paw Allergies Skinfold Pododermatitis
Pododermatitis in bulldogs and French bulldogs is an inflammatory skin disease of the paw.
Bulldog Paw Dermatitis 5 X MUST KNOW
- Pododermatitis is usually due to the bulldog webbing & folds as well as allergies
- Skinfolds & webbing trap moisture. The dampness becomes hospitable to bacteria and yeast.
- The inflammation & infection present as raw redness, itchy, smelly, and painful
- Treatment includes antiseptic therapeutics (wipes, rinse, spray, lotion)
- Prevention includes Dr. Kraemer’s Bully Paw Care Bundles
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Paw Allergies Pododermatitis in Bulldogs CAUSE
The most noticeable underlying conditions leading to paw allergy (pododermatitis) in bulldogs are:
- Idiopathic sterile granulomas
- Allergic dermatitis (food allergies and atopic dermatitis)
- Demodicosis (red skin mite)
- Skin-fold dermatitis
All these conditions can lead to secondary bacterial and yeast overgrowth dermatitis.
Paw Allergies Skinfold Pododermatitis in Bulldogs PRESENTATION
- RED IRRITATED PAWS
- SWELLON PAW
- DISCHARGE & PUSS
- LICKING & ITCHING
Your bulldog and French bulldog will often continuously lick the area in an effort to alleviate the discomfort and itchiness.
BULLDOG TEAR STAINS
Their saliva might cause reddish-brown staining in the fur surrounding the inflamed area. Occasionally surrounding tissue of the infected area will present with
- Hair loss
When pain is intense, your bulldog might be reluctent to walk and noticeably limp.
Paw Allergies Skinfold Pododermatitis in Bulldogs DIAGNOSIS
If you notice any of these symptoms, or it appears that your dog is favoring a certain foot regularly, you should examine the area and consult your veterinarian.
For the most part, your veterinarian should be able to determine the problem based on a site examination, but occasionally, other tests will be performed
- SKIN SCRAPE
- BLOOD TEST
- ALLERGY TESTING VARL
Paw Allergies Pododermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs PREVENTION
The recommended course of treatment will vary depending on the type and cause of the pododermatitis.
For instance, allergic and/or immune-related pododermatitis cannot always be cured, but when properly treated, the disease can be controlled and managed at home with nonprescription therapeutics.
BULLDOG PAW DERMATITIS VISUAL INSPECTION:
The best course of action is to perform daily inspections of their paws, including the surfaces between their toes.
BULLDOG TOPICAL ANTISEPTIC THERAPEUTICS:
Antiseptic wiping, gels, lotions, sprays, and shampoos like Dr. Kraemer’s:
- V4B XL Bully Skin Fold Antiseptic wipes,
- V4B Bully antiseptic shampoo
- V4B Skinfold Antiseptic Lotion
- V4B Skinfold Antiseptic Rinse & Spray
BULLDOG THERAPEUTIC SUPPLEMENTS:
You should also consider including therapeutic supplements to help control inflammation and pain like Dr. Kraemer’s
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Paw Allergies Pododermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIPS & WARNINGS:
BULLDOG and FR. BULLDOG ALLERIC PAW DERMATITIS TIPS
Tip #1 Bulldog Paw Dermatitis / LASER & STEM CELL THERAPY:
I have treated some severe cases of paw dermatitis in bulldogs who responded poorly to traditional allergy medication (steroids and other immune suppressants) with cold laser therapy and/or stem cell therapy.
Tip#2 Bulldog Skinfold Paw Dermatitis RX:
Seasonal versus non-seasonal, age of onset, and response to previous therapy can help narrow the differential diagnosis. Positive responses to corticosteroids, cyclosporines, and Apoquel may suggest allergies.
BULLDOG & FR. BULLDOG ALLERIC PAW DERMATITIS WARNINGS:
Warning #1 Bulldog pododermatitis / SCARING:
If left untreated, the itching and pain will increase and scar tissue can build up on the foot and paw area. The scar tissue could impede healing and increase the chances of re-occurrence.
Warning #2 Bulldog Yeasty Paw Dermatitis / YEAST:
Often, the primary underlying condition (allergies) ends up leading to a secondary yeast, or bacterial infection (pyoderma and Malassezia).
Warning #4 Bulldog Pododermatitis BACTERIA INFECTION:
Bacterial infections usually require 6 weeks or more of antibiotics depending on the results of a culture and sensitivity test (especially given the increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci “MRSP”).
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