Food Allergy and Stomach Upset in French Bulldogs
Food Allergy and Stomach Upset in French Bulldogs TEST:
Is there a test that you approve of that is accurate in telling us what our French Bulldog should not eat?
Food Allergy and Stomach Upset in French Bulldogs RX DIETS:
We have tried so many things and I feel at a loss as to getting him off of the vet prescribed food. Even though his poop is firm he is still having stomach upset. IE: panting, eating grass…
Answer for Food Allergy and Stomach Upset in French Bulldogs
Answer for Food Allergy and Stomach Upset in French Bulldogs TESTING:
Unfortunately, some veterinarians will offer a food allergy blood test, those blood tests offer little value.
In contrast to food allergy allergen blood test, the blood test for bulldog atopic allergic itch dermatitis does have therapeutic value and can help your vet prescribe a long-term proper immune therapy.
The only proper testing for bully food allergy is a few week trial with an elimination Rx diet such as a novel, hydrolyzed, or purified amino acid diets.
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Stomach upset in French bulldogs and English bulldogs could be due to a long list of medical conditions. Some of those conditions could benefit from a low ingredient intestinal bland diet rather than hypoallergenic ones. In addition, adding supplements might help, examples include:
- V4B Bully pre & probiotics: that could provide beneficial microbiome for unbalanced gut microflora (dysbiosis, leaky bowels, etc).
- V4B Bully Gentle Move: adds botanical natural fibers, constipation, and other GI fiber deficiency conditions.
I would also recommend testing for parasites (fecal test) and preventively treating with a broad spectrum dewormer like Panacur.
If the problem continues other diagnostics should be considered to help rule out medical conditions such as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowl, etc. Those tests typically included various blood panels and imaging.
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