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:   Itching / Baldness

Bacterial Pyoderma

Bulldog Pyoderma Skin Bacterial Infection

What is that?

Most times, an infection is secondary to an allergy or immune suppression due to drugs like cortisone, a chronic disease such as parasitic infection, or an endocrine disease like hypothyroidism or Cushing's. Topical bully therapeutics are generally required and, at times, the most effective.

Symptoms

Often, itching that could be intense, hair loss, skin lesions, erythema, and bumpy papules. It could look like a "hot spot" or, in severe cases, oozy, deep draining tracks, fever, and illness.

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Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

Bulldog and French Bulldog Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

What is that?

Bulldog Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin epidermis. The treatment can be difficult and lengthy, the outcome might not be favorable.

Symptoms

Crusty, pus-filled lesions, that are often localized to the face and head, ears, and nose, in some cases they also involve the paws, or/and become generalized affecting the entire body.

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Hypothyroid

Hypothyroid in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog hypothyroidism is caused by a deficiency of the thyroid hormone that regulates metabolism. This endocrine disease is more common to aging dogs and rarely seen in young bulldogs. It can be treated with synthetic oral thyroid Rx.

Symptoms

Bulldogs suffering from hypothyroidism are usually overweight, and less active, they often have thin hair, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. Some will have a "rat tail" (bold tail), intolerance to low temp and hair that does not grow after clipping.

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Seasonal Flank Alopecia

What is that?

Bulldog Flank Alopecia is usually seasonal. The baldness is likely related to melatonin deficiency and lack of sunlight.

Symptoms

Bilateral, hyperpigmented skin darkening, non-itchy, patchy hair loss, and baldness of the flanks mostly the abdominal sides and top

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Skinfold Moist Dermatitis

Skin Fold Dermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Skin folds collect moisture, the damp folds become a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. The most common locations are the face & nose, tail pocket, vaginal & peri vulvar, and paws

Symptoms

Inflamed, smelly irritated, red, moist skin folds that could cause discomfort and pain to your bulldog and Fr. bulldogs leading them to rub, scratch, and itch their face.

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Infected Tail Skinfold Dermatitis

What is that?

The corkscrew's tight-folded tail traps moisture. The damp tail pocket and moist folds provide an ideal breeding ground for yeast and bacteria organisms.

Symptoms

Painful smelly irritated, inflamed, red, moist, or ulcerated, some might have draining tracts. Due to itch, discomfort, and pain might be rubbing, biting, and dragging against other objects.

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Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

Bulldog and French Bulldog Toe & Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

What is that?

Bulldog Paw Dermatitis is often due to allergies as well as the bulldog paw anatomy and its folded damped skinfold. It often includes a mix of bacteria and yeast infections.

Symptoms

Itchy, licking, chewing, red, discolored inflamed, painful swollen paw(s). Limping and favoring that paw and leg is not uncommon.

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