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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    We are pretty lucky with our bulldog - He is an Old English so he doesn't have the deep wrinkles, but he is allergic to the typical things such as blueberries, onion, garlic, corn. Whenever he has something with cornmeal in it, he will have terrible runs and gas. If he gets into something he shouldn't, we just give him a Benadryl in a piece of cheese and he is good to go!

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    Our Roxy started having what we and the vet feel are allergies a few days ago. She is 9 weeks old and we noticed shortly after they cut the grass in our complex. She started with a mild pink irritation on her under belly where there was no hair. The vet gave us some medicated wipes to use 2x per day so we did that. The next day she had a full on rash (pictured)-img_2836-jpg

    We have been also noticing her face areas getting pinker than normal....has anyone used or do they reccommend using Desitin on her face wrinkles to help this? We try to wipe with water each day but we do not want it to get worse. I feel so helpless and it is a bit scary when these things happen all at once :/

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    My Abbey had the allergy testing done.. it came back with a list of 25 different things.. mostly food but also outdoor allergies,, we switched her food first that helped, then tried the shots.. 2 shots a day,, tried this for almost a year and it didn't help.. i finally stopped the shots because it seemed to make it worse.. and my vet told me the shots contained all the things she was allergic to in them.. the idea was to build up her immune system so she would eventually get immune to everything but after a year of trying i couldn't put her thru that anymore.. i found a different vet that put her on apoquel and it is truely a miracle pill,, her systems were mostly scratching so much she would bleed.. now she looks and i can tell feels great.. very pleased with these pills..

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFknHansons View Post
    Our Roxy started having what we and the vet feel are allergies a few days ago. She is 9 weeks old and we noticed shortly after they cut the grass in our complex. She started with a mild pink irritation on her under belly where there was no hair. The vet gave us some medicated wipes to use 2x per day so we did that. The next day she had a full on rash (pictured)-img_2836-jpg

    We have been also noticing her face areas getting pinker than normal....has anyone used or do they reccommend using Desitin on her face wrinkles to help this? We try to wipe with water each day but we do not want it to get worse. I feel so helpless and it is a bit scary when these things happen all at once :/
    I use Desitin. I realize the possible dangers (if ingested), but that has been the only product that keeps the red/rawness away under Bass' nose rope and works really well with keeping his tear stream dry so the yeast can not build.
    We came out of a bad food transition a while back and the tear stains were horrific! Plus we have to deal with New England environmental allergies every season change…IMO Desitin works great, just careful not to put on any areas where she could lick it off (paws, black part of nose ect…). She may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients in the wipes also? What did they give you? It IS scary when things happen, especially all at once…which is why I always jump on here

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    Acana and Orijen are made by the same company.
    Orijen is the higher quality, higher protein (by a significant amount), and more expensive mix.
    My cats were great on Acana.
    I'm feeding my bulldog something different though.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    Just to note ... the only treatment for an allergic reaction is benadryl (diphenhydramine) or in extreme cases epinepherine.
    Things like Desitin or Neosporin or anything other than benadryl cream or a prescription corticosteroid will retard or reverse an allergic reaction. ...
    Buy benedryl cream (wrap to prevent licking) and buy 25mg benedryl pills.

    Prevention is another matter. ... exposure therapy, age acclimatizing, wiping down. ..but once it's on, only diphenhydramine or steroids will have any true effect. ...

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    How do I find out what is causing Tiggers eye swelling? Are allergy test expensive? Tigger hasn't been himself lately, now his eye is swollen and red we have a vet visit planned today but how can i avoid it in the future

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    how did you find out his specific allergies

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    Default Re: FAQ: Does Your Bulldog Have Allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by banesa View Post
    How do I find out what is causing Tiggers eye swelling? Are allergy test expensive? Tigger hasn't been himself lately, now his eye is swollen and red we have a vet visit planned today but how can i avoid it in the future
    can you post a picture of Tigger's eye?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    can you post a picture of Tigger's eye?
    He won't let me take pictures of his eye but we did make it to the vet that day turned out he had a ulcer & we got eye drops & a cone (which he is hating)


    they said we can expect him to start feeling better withing 3-4 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by banesa View Post
    He won't let me take pictures of his eye but we did make it to the vet that day turned out he had a ulcer & we got eye drops & a cone (which he is hating)


    they said we can expect him to start feeling better withing 3-4 days

    Little bugger! So glad you got the meds! Please keep us posted
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