Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in
Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs puppies

Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs puppies

Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs puppies is the most common allergies I see in my practice, flea allergy and food allergy are the other ones. Other less common bulldog and French bulldog skin conditions are demodex red mites, sarcoptic mange mites and dermatophytes (ringworm). Most skin allergies will also present with secondary bacterial infections (pyoderma, usually staphylococcus) and/or yeast infections (Malassezia). The less common itch (pruritus) bulldog dermatitis are keratinization abnormalities, dermatophyte (ringworm), autoimmune skin disease (pemphigus) and cancer of the skin.  Allergic atopic itch dermatitis in the English bulldog, French bulldog and American Bulldog is due to environmental exposure to various allergen such us outdoors allergens like weed and grass as well as indoors allergens like mold, dust mites and human dander.

 

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs Maintenance:

Allergic atopic itch  dermatitis in bulldogs and French bulldogs puppies usually present with a variety of secondary problems in addition to the intense itch. Those include secondary bacterial and/or yeast infections as well as secondary seborrhea, thus I ALWAYS recommend topical treatment in addition to the systemic prescribed medications.

1. Hypoallergenic & Anti Itch Topical Therapy: topical treatments for your allergic itchy atopic bulldog includes, bathing with medicated shampoos and conditioners like my Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Itchy Skin Shampoo as well as more frequent V4B anti Itch and V4B Hypoallergenic waterless shampoos medicated lotions and gels.

2. Antibacterial & anti-yeast Topical Therapy: In addition to the anti-itch topical products I usually recommend topical therapeutically medicated shampoos for secondary infection like Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Antiseptic Medicated Shampoo and V4b Yeasty Bully lotion and shampoo.

Dr. Kraemer's V4B Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Medicated Shampoo for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Medicated Shampoo for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Note: All the Dr. Kraemer’s V4B topical products (skin and ear) also stores Phytosphingosine (+PS), a patented ceramide that help restore your bulldog skin barrier, control bacteria and yeast and regulate normal production of sebum

3. Therapeutic Supplement: Supplement containing essential fatty acid (EFA) that combine Omega 3 and 6 fish oil like the Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Omega Fish Oil.

4. Stem Cell Therapy & Crobanking: For bulldogs who cannot take anti-itch systemic medication like prednisone (steroid) due to their adverse effects. Or for pet owners who wish not to use those drugs due to their long term potential harm, I now offer harmless cutting edge therapy for allergic bulldogs, French bulldogs and other pets suffering from chronic non resolving itch due to allergic atopic itch dermatitis. This new age alternative non-pharmaceutical treatment is called Stem Cell Therapy, it has been showing great promise for treating various inflammatory, immune mediated and painful condition by allowing the pet own repair and anti-inflammatory cells (mesenchymal stem cell) to naturally and organically heal and their long lasting non responsive allergies. Dr. Kraemer also offers a low cost Cryobanking programs for future stem cell treatments.

5. New Non-Steroidal, Safe, Monthly, Long Lasting, Itch Relief Injection: I now offer a new non-steroidal, safe, itch relief, revolutionary, and long lasting injection for dogs, bulldogs and French bulldogs allergic itch atopic dermatitis. It is administered monthly, or as needed in the individual patient in the form of a monoclonal antibodies.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs Rule of Thumb:

Any bulldog and French bulldog with intense itch should be considered as a possible case of allergic atopic itch  dermatitis. Severe itch with self-trauma is stressful to both pet and owner, and could turn into a serious quality of life matter that requires immediate and often lifelong treatment

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in Bulldogs  Tips and Warnings:

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #1: Any English Bulldog or French bulldog when presented with itch, red irritated skin, hair loss, skin bumps, chronic pigment change and thickness of the effected skin, should be suspected of atopic allergic dermatitis.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #2: Bulldog atopic allergic dermatitis is often localized to the ears, paws, legs, and arm pits and abdomen.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #3: bulldogs and French bulldogs suspected with Itchy skin due to environmental allergic atopic itch dermatitis should get a blood test that will show the specific allergen they are allergic to. Common outdoor allergens are grass, weed and trees /pollen. Common indoors allergen are mold, dust mites and dandruff. After the allergen are identify an immune therapy can be initiated.

Dr. Kraemer's Itch Relief Medicated Waterless Gel for Bulldogs and French Bulldog

Dr. Kraemer’s Itch Relief Medicated Waterless Gel for Bulldogs and French Bulldog

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #4: I recommend food elimination trail with hypoallergenic prescription diet to rule out bulldogs and French bulldogs food allergies 

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #5: If your bulldog presents with itching after a topical product was applied to thinly haired areas, contact allergy is most likely.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #6: I always recommend year around flea preventative especially in geographic location where fleas are common.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #7: OTC antihistamines can be used for allergic itch atopic dermatitis in bulldogs and French bulldogs but its therapeutic effect if questionable. On the other hand, they are relatively harmless and could help sedate your pet thus giving one before bedtime might improve a good night rest for both owner and pet.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #8: We believe that in bulldogs there is a genetically disposition to atopic itchy allergic dermatitis.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #9: For ongoing chronic bulldog atopic dermatitis I recommend allergy testing followed by immuno-therapy. But you should realize that it could take  months before your bulldog itch improves. Success might require lifelong continuous treatment. Also bulldog owners committed to the immunotherapy should know that there are no grantees that the itch relief might not be 100% meaning that you will need to continue some degree of topical and systemic medication.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #10: Common tests recommend for any bulldog and French bulldog suspected with allergic itch atopic dermatitis are cytology and sometime cultures to help identify secondary bacteria and yeast infection.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #11: For bulldogs and french bulldog puppy owners who prefer avoiding  systemic allergy medication like prednisone (steroid) due to their adverse effects, or for pet owners who prefer not to use these drugs due to their long term potential harm, I now offer a harmless cutting edge new therapy.  This new age treatment for chronic allergic atopic itch dermatitis is called Stem Cell Therapy an anti itch  modality that uses your pet’s own repair and anti-inflammatory cells (stem cells) to heal and treat his or her allergies.  Stem Cell Therapy has also shown great therapeutic promise  treating various inflammatory and painful medical conditions like arthritis, and immune mediated  disease like IBD and Degenerative Mylopathy

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #12: Most environmental allergen are absorbed through the skin thus just the water rinse action alone helps remove the allergen as well as scales and dander.

Dr. Kraemer's V4B Itchy Skin Medicated Cream for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Itchy Skin Medicated Cream for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #13: In contrast to bulldog food allergy complete elimination of offending environmental allergens for allergic itch atopic dermatitis in bulldogs and French bulldogs is not possible, but certain avoidance measures can be helpful. For example, reducing outdoors play time especially when pollen counts are. keep grass cut short, frequent baths, and changing your air conditioners filters often.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #13: To reduce the effect of indoors allergen like dust mites, you should dust your house frequently, use synthetic materials for your bulldog bedding. Also, vacuum and wash bedding often, change air conditioner filters frequently, and keep humidity in the house < 50%.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #14: To avoid indoor allergen like molds, you can spray your bulldog and French bulldog regularly with anti-mold products, use dehumidifiers, and avoid household plants and mulch.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #15: Topical skin treatment is critical and should always be part of your therapeutic strategy and planning. They should usually include anti-itch and hypoallergenic shampoo and lotion like Dr. Kraemer’s V4B hypoallergenic and V4B anti-itch shampoo and gel.  Remember, among the  benefits of topical therapy is the mechanical removal of allergens from your bulldog and French bulldog skin and coat.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #16: Itching bulldogs and french bulldog puppies that also suffering from concurrent gastrointestinal problems should be suspected of food allergy.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #17: I now offer for bulldogs with atopic itch allergies a new monoclonal antibody specified, effective, revolutionary, safe and long lasting monthly or as needed in the individual patient  injection.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tip #18: I always recommend a holistic approach to allergic atopic itch dermatitis  in bulldogs that include essential fatty acids supplement like Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Omega Fish Oil

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #1: Food allergy often has similar itching presentation and skin distribution as allergic itch atopic dermatitis. Don’t confuse allergic itch atopic dermatitis with food allergy. Food hypersensitivity is an adverse reaction to the protein source in your bulldog diet. Food allergy are more common to the young bulldog puppies they are non-seasonal and may not respond to itching medication like prednisolone the same way itch due atopic dermatitis do

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #2: Bulldogs with skin allergies suspected of atopic dermatitis should also be tested for skin mites (demodex and sarcoptic manage). In addition, in the event they have not responded well to the prescribed allergy treatment, they should also be tested for ringworm (DTM fungi culture) and get a biopsy for histopathology to rule out immune mediated, keratinization defects and cancer. Last, a blood test should be performed to rule out hormonal abnormalities like hypothyroidism and hyper adrenal issues.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #3: Don’t confuse Hypersensitivity with atopic allergy dermatitis. Hypersensitivity disorders are usually due to vaccine reaction or insect bites and will present with acute onset and swelling often of the face, lips, and paws.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #4:  relieving the itch with a steroid might be effective but long term is likely to be damaging with a potential to cause multiple adverse effect.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #5: we have been seeing a rise in bacteria that is resistant to the common antibiotics (MRSP), if your bulldog is not responsive to the empirical antibiotic prescribed a culture should be done

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #6: Allergic atopic itch dermatitis in bulldogs is often a long term condition that can last for the life of your pet and usually requires treatment over an extended period of time.

Dr. Kraemer’s Allergic Atopic Itch Dermatitis in  Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Warning #7: In contrast to bulldog and French bulldog food allergies whereby elimination of allergens is possible as the method of treatment, avoiding implicated outdoors allergens (grass, weed, trees etc.) and even indoor allergies (mold, dust mites, human dander etc.) is usually difficult to accomplish.

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