Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis is common to the breed.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis is caused by a malformation of the bulldog vertebral tail bones. The twisted, ingrown, cockcrow bully tail can present in many varieties, shapes, and forms, each with a different degree of severity, and a different degree of discomfort and pain intensity.

In contrast to most other breeds, your bulldog and French bulldog tail bones will often turn around backward and on occasion twists like a pretzel dragging with it the skin and hair. The tail in many of those cases is deeply imbedded and tacked-in hidden, with only parts of it, visually showing.

Other bulldog vertebral malformations are Bulldog and French Bulldog Hemivertebrae and Bulldog Spina Bifid

For every bulldog with a tail-pocket, the odds for painless life are different. Most depend on topical daily care, some are doomed regardless of your best efforts.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis CAUSE & EFFECT:Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis

  • Frictional trauma
  • Excessive moisture
  • Severe Inflammation
  • Itch & Pain
  • Redness & Ulceration
  • Discoloration & Hair lost
  • Smell & Discharge
  • Draining tract
  • Yeast & Bacteria Overgrowth/Infections (Pyoderma)

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis OTHER:Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis draining tract

NOSE (Bulldog and French bulldog nasal fold skin moist dermatitis). Like the tail, the apposed skin and friction leads to excessive moisture that is compounded by tears and mucus from the eye
VAGINAL (Bulldog and French bulldog vaginal skin fold moist dermatitis). Like the tail, the apposed skin and friction leads to excessive moisture compounded by urine and other vaginal secretions
TOES / PAW (Bulldog and French bulldog toes and paws skin fold moist dermatitis). Like the tail the apposed skin and friction lead to excessive moisture that is compounded by licking, bulldog paw allergic dermatitis, and bulldog interdigital cysts.
CHIN & LIPS: “Bulldog Acne” is often compounded by constant wetness due to drooling and water bowl chin dipping.
OTHER BULLY FOLDS: bulldog neck folds, face folds, armpits folds, and inguinal area folds as well as all other potential bulldogs moist skin fold dermatitis “hot spots”.Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis drain tract w hair

SELECTIVE BREEDING: Most bulldog and French bulldog skin fold moist dermatitis problems are due to selective breeding. Most times the selection is for the cute flat face (Brachycephalic), folded precious skin and charming corkscrew tail.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis DIAGNOSIS:

DIGITAL EXAM: The degree of the tail problem and the therapeutic urgency might not be obvious to the new bulldog owner. It is critical that a digital exam (best done with gloves and a wipe) is done, since most of the inflamed, ulcerative, and infected areas are deeply embedded and not necessarily in plain sight

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis MAINTENACE:Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis post op

DAY 1: For the best outcome, your bulldog tail folds should be maintained with antiseptic wipes, once daily is usually adequate.

“Bulldog Maintenance” is the centerpiece of this site, an “Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound Of Cure” is Dr. Kraemer’s mission statment.

Dr. Kraemer provides a wide range of bully antiseptic skin fold care products and low-cost bully skin fold bundles.

Most bulldog tail folds can be managed and cared for by a wipe like the V4B Extra Large Bully Antiseptic Skin Fold Wipe. It is the:

  • Most EFFECTIVE
  • Most INEXPENSIVE
  • Most EASY
  • Most CONVENIENT

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis TREATMENT:

  1. TOPICAL ANTISEPTIC WIPES: Dr. Kremer’s daily V4B Bully Antiseptic  XL Antiseptic Wipes are best for most daily bully tail maintenance.
  2. TOPICAL RX: for the more severe cases other options should be discussed such as a topical anti-inflammatory-antiseptic powder, or ointment.
  3. SYSTEMIC RX: in an acute case, pain medication, anti-inflammatory, itch control,  antibiotics, and antifungal, might be required.
  4. Non-RX PAIN RELIEF and Anti-INFLAMMETORIES RELIEF: such asBulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis Wipes

SURGERY: tail removal should be discussed if the problem does not resolve after treatment and once again be managed with just the NON-RX products like V4B bully antiseptic wipes and V4B Bully supplements.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis SURGERICAL MERITS:

  • PAINLESS: Permanently rids of the pain, itch, and smell
  • CAREFREE: Best for bulldog owners who can not provide the daily care
  • STRESSLESS: Best for reluctant and at time aggressive bulldog who refuse the daily wiping.

QUALITY OF LIFE : at times, surgery is your quality of life method of choice for bulldogs suffering from chronic, painful, ulcerative, bleeding, difficult to manage tail, or/and those with draining tracts.

LOOKS: Cosmetically the end result is great, I never had a bulldog owner complain, and your bulldog will love you for that, you can take that to the bank.

Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis TIPS & WARNINGS:

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis TIP 1: the tail is often tight and deep,  thus the most critical parts are often missed by the hesitant owner. Make surBulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis wipe bundlee to go all the way under, deep-in the tail pocket and tail folds. Most of the “action” (infections) are in those hidden parts.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis TIP 2: other reasons for your bulldog to be irritated in his/her backend are:

  • Anal gland impaction
  • Whipworms
  • Allergies like bulldog flea allergy
  • Female bulldogs “Bully vaginal skin fold moist dermatitis”.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis TIP 3:  For bulldog skin fold management I have customed small bully skin fold wipes, bully skin fold antiseptic spray, lotions, and skin fold rinses which many of you find helpful for tail folds. But for bully tail fold dermatitis by far my V4B Antiseptic Bully Skin Fold XL Wipes are the most popular

  1. EXTRA LARGE: They are XL, thus will cover your entire hand/fingers protecting you from the “stinky stuff”.
  2. PULLOUT: They are pullout style, thus easy and convenient
  3. $: They are inexpensive, each jar contains 70 XL wipes.
  4. Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis before pre opEASY: The wipe large thin surface can do the job well even in a very folded productive tail

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 1: do not use a wipe to clean the vaginal area after using it on the tail

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 2: don’t mistake the “butthole” with the bully tail pocket and folds.  Nevertheless, please clean that area in addition to the tail pocket, fecal material and anal gland secretions can end up in the folds and pocket.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 3: for bulldog tail removal surgery I recommend seeking a veterinarian experienced with the procedure.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 4: severe bully skin fold dermatitis cases waiting surgery should be on pain management, bulldog tail fold dermatitis is a painful condition.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 5: Treating and preventing bulldog tail fold dermatitis is usually just proper daily wipes. I don’t recommend long term systemic steroids and antibiotics. Systemic medication should be used only for a rare acute event,  and only short term. They are harmful to your dog and ineffective for long term management.Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis after post op

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Dermatitis WARNING 6: bulldog allergies such as bully flea allergy, bulldog atopic dermatitis, and bulldog food allergies, often compound the tail fold problems, thus make sure that your bulldog is effectively treated for those.

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