Bulldogs & French Bulldogs
Treat & Prevent

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

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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

Bulldog and French Bulldog Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

What is that?

Pemphigus in bulldogs 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.

Treatment

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Mast Cell Tumor

Bulldog Mast Cell Tumor necrotized

What is that?

Mast cell tumors can come in various forms and sizes, they are the most common skin tumor. They store histamine and are classified as types 1 (see photo) to 3 (aggressive), so early removal is critical.

Symptoms

They can present as small bumps to diffuse large edematous hard ones. Mast cells store histamine when released an inflammatory reaction with edematous redness will ensue. Unattended they can transform into a deadly aggressive form.

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