English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem
English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem: I have several of the articles listed concerning skin issues list on your website. Unfortunately, I am located on the east coast or I would request an appointment to be seen for my sweet English Bulldog. He is experiencing hair loss and has hard crusted spots associated with the hair coming out. I have changed him over to a raw diet and it seems it has gotten worse. I believe this is a result of the yeast leaving his body. Is there any way I could email a photo for an opinion. My poor boy is almost 9 months old and for a very reputable blood line.
Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem
Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem: Dear Joe What you describe is consistent with multiple bulldog skin condition, bulldog demodex mites, bulldog atopic itch allergic dermatitis, bulldog food allergic demrmatits, bulldog dermatophyte, comes to mind among other skin conditions.
I have reservations about raw diets due to contamination risk associated with raw non-pasteurized foods. Regardless, if you suspect food allergy you should consult your vet and begin a hypoallergenic elimination diet.
Regarding “yeast leaving his body”, I am not sure I understand the meaning of that. Maybe you mean “yeast living in his body”, a yeast normally reside on your bulldog skin they become a problem when your bulldog skin barrier is compromised. My V4B yeasty antiseptic bully medicated shampoo and gel are the ideal topical treatment for that condition.
Due to his young age (9 month) and breed, I would recommend the following
- Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem SKIN SCRAPE: to check for skin mites. Sarcoptic mange is rare, contagious and typically very itchy. On the other hand, Demodex red mites are common and easy to find.
- Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem SKIN CYTOLOGY: we will be looking for bacteria (cocci, mostly staph bacteria or rods as well as yeast rods)
- Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem DEMODEX: If positive for demodex then follow my treatment recommendations (V4B Degreasing Shampoo, V4B Immune Support,) and rx including 2-3m of ivermectin as provided by your vet. At times flea preventives like bravecto could replace ivermectin.
- Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem BACTERIA & YEAST: If positive for bacteria and yeast start topical treatment with my V4B Yeast Bully Antiseptic products (shampoo & gel)
- Answer for English Bulldog Skin Condition Problem ALLERGIES: start a food trial (see above) for atopic dermatitis use topicals like my V4B gels, conditioners and medicated shampoo’s as well as EFA Fish Oil like my V4B Fish Oil
Last, regarding photos, you should be able to load them with your question, you can also email them to me at [email protected]
keep me posted and good luck
Dr. Kraemer Vet4Bulldog