My Bulldog is suffering from skin issues

Hi Doctor my 1 1/2year old bulldog has red flaky spots mostly on her back legs.

Bulldog red spots suffering from skin issues

Help, my Bulldog is suffering from hair loss

It just started appearing, and she’s losing hair in those areas.

Please Help me find a cure.

1 Answers
Dr. Roy Kraemer Staff answered 7 months ago

Answer to My Bulldog Suffers from Skin Issues

History is critical; I am missing some information. You are welcome to send us more details about her history.

Answer to Bulldog Suffering from Skin Issues HISTORY

  • Age: 1.5 years old
  • Frequency: Is it the first time?
  • Itching: itching vs. non-itching—is she itching?
  • Distribution: in your case, you mentioned the hind legs
  • Contagious: Are other pets or humans in the household with skin problems?
  • Fleas: Have you seen fleas or flea dirt?

ITCHING BULLDOG SKIN ISSUES

Itching skin problems are often due to allergies; in contrast, Demodex mites and hypothyroidism are generally non-pruritic.

BULLDOG SKIN ISSUES YOUNG VS. OLD

Because of their developing immune systems, young puppies are more susceptible to:

  • Demodex mites
  • Food allergies

While seniors are more inclined to

  • hormonal diseases such as
    • hypothyroidism
    • Cushing’s
  • autoimmune skin conditions
  • skin cancer.

Answer to Bulldog Suffering from Skin Issues CAUSE

We often divide skin problems like the one you mentioned into primary vs. secondary.

PRIMARY SKIN PROBLEMS

Example: Allergies

  • food
  • fleas
  • atopic

SECONDARY SKIN PROBLEMS

Example: Infections

  • Bacteria
  • Yeast

Microorganisms like bacteria and yeast are natural residents of our skin, forming a complex ecosystem known as the skin microbiome. This microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining skin health by:

  • Protecting against harmful pathogens:
  • Moisturizing and regulating pH:
  • Stimulating immunity

However, under certain conditions, these “friendly” microorganisms can turn into opportunistic pathogens, causing infections.

This predicament can happen due to:

Skin Barrier Breach

Allergies, wounds, or burns can disrupt the protective barrier of the skin, allowing bacteria and yeast to invade deeper layers and cause infections.

Skin Microbiome Disruption:

Factors like antibiotic and steroid use can disrupt the balance of the skin microbiome, leading to the overgrowth of potentially harmful microorganisms.

Compromised Immune System:

Conditions like hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, or malnutrition can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections from their skin flora.

Bulldog Suffering from Skin Issues TEST’S

  • Skin Scrape: mites
  • Cytology: yeast, bacteria
  • Blood: hormonal
  • Culture: nonresponsive infection
  • Flea Comb: check for fleas

Bulldog Suffering from Skin Issues PREVENT & TREAT

Regardless of the problem, almost all skin problems can benefit from topical bully therapeutics

BULLDOG SKIN ISSUE THERAPEUTICS:

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RX depends on the history and diagnostics

  • Mite and flea prevention
  • Yeast antifungal
  • Antibiotics
  • Hormonal replacement
  • Itch control medication

Feel free to send me photos of the problems and weekly ones once Bulldog topical is initiated

You can also share with us the diagnostic findings.

Remember, PREVENTION is CURE

Best of luck

Dr. Kraemer

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