My Bulldog is suffering from skin issues
Hi Doctor my 1 1/2year old bulldog is having red flaky spots mostly in her back legs.
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.
Answer to My Bulldog Suffers from Skin Issues
History is critical; I am missing some information. You are welcome to send us more details of 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
Demodex and food allergies are more common in young puppies due to their incompetent immune systems, while seniors are more likely to have hormonal diseases like hypothyroidism and Cushing’s, as well as autoimmune skin disease and 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
SECONDARY SKIN PROBLEMS
These microorganisms are inherent components of the normal skin microflora and can transform into opportunistic infections when there is a breach in the skin barrier, as seen in allergies, or a compromised immune system, as observed in hormonal or autoimmune diseases.
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
Bulldog owners in our community prefer prevention over RX
Regardless of the problem, almost all skin problems can benefit from topical bully therapeutics
BULLDOG SKIN ISSUE THERAPEUTICS:
RX depends on the history and diagnostics
- Mite and flea prevention
- Yeast antifungal
- 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
“Our Bulldog Community Prefers Prevention over RX”
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