Bulldogs & French Bulldogs
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Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are prone to a wide range of painful and debilitating breed-related medical conditions. Most can be prevented and safely treated at your home, at a minimal cost.

Category:   Skin / Coat

Interdigital Cyst

bulldog and French bulldog interdigital cysts

What is that?

Bulldog interdigital cysts seen in the interdigital web space are usually due to your bulldog's bristly short hair traumatic implantation and inward growth during movement. Skinfold moist dermatitis, allergies, and obesity will compound the problem.

Symptoms

Red oozy swollen red bumps between your bulldog toes. They can be painful, your bully might limp, and the infected inflamed cyst might rupture, bleed, and get infected.

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Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

MRSP Bacteria Pyoderma Dermatitis for Bulldogs and Fr. Bulldogs

What is that?

MRSP bacterial infection dermatitis is becoming a common finding in multidrug-resistant ear and skin bacterial infections. The bacteria is Staphylococcus bacterium that mutated and is often secondary to overzealous usage of antibiotics. The diagnosis of MRSP infection requires a culture.

Symptoms

A MRSP multidrug-resistant ear and skin bacterial infection can present as a pustulating deep pyoderma or look like the common mild bacterial skin infection with focal hair loss, dry or oily, flaky skin, erythema, and itching. Daily topical bully therapeutics are critical and often more effective than prescription drugs.

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Hot Spot

What is that?

Bulldog hot Spot usually presents as a focal or multifocal deep moist "wound". The trigger is typically an allergic reaction like the one seen from an insect bite.

Symptoms

Hot spots are painful, angry-looking, infected, moist, oozing, purulent, red, focal area wounds associated with intense itch. Topical Antiseptic bully Therapeutics are essential to help manage hot spots.

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Flea Allergy

Flea Allergy in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog flea allergy is triggered by an allergic reaction to the flea bite saliva. The presence of fleas can also be confirmed with findings of flea dirt (poop) sprinkled on the skin/coat like black pepper.

Symptoms

Bulldog flea allergy hallmark is an intense itch, rubbing against objects, hair loss, redness, papules, and redness found most commonly at the top part of the back near the tail regions.

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Skin Acne

What is that?

Bulldog skin acne usually happens due to moisture and dampness. Drooling, water bowl chin dipping and moist food stuck on the chin are some of the common reasons. Common areas are the lips and chin

Symptoms

Facial red raised bumpy inflamed lesions and blackheads. Untreated bulldog acne can progress to bleeding scabby oozy painful wounds with draining tracks, and pustules that can lead to a chronic disfigured scar-like dermis.

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Toes & Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

Bulldog and French Bulldog Toe & Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

What is that?

Paw Dermatitis is usually due to allergies. It often includes a secondary mix of bacteria and yeast infection.

Symptoms

Itchy, licking, chewing, red, inflamed, painful discolored, swollen paw(s) painful stained skin.

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Scale & Flake Seborrhea

bulldog flaky skin disease

What is that?

Seborrhea can be greasy (olsa) or dry (sicca). Scaly & Flaky Seborrhea is usually secondary to allergic itch dermatitis, skin mites, and/or keratinization skin disease.

Symptoms

The hallmark of bulldog seborrhea is flaky, crusty dry or greasy, discolored, patchy, and itchy skin.

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