Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 14

Thread: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

  1. #1
    "Hit me baby one more time!" 4WHLN's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paul
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Baton Rouge, La
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mr. Dooley Bulldogs
    Likes (Received)
    37

    Default Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think? UPDATE!!

    I haven't had Dooley a full year yet, I think that will be June 7th, so I'm still new to the EBD world. I wanted to get a couple opinions on a couple things from you all, the experts. He has been eating Fromm Beef Fratatta (sp) w/ a squirt of Salmon oil basically since I had him and he has been doing great. No real issues at all. In the last two months I've noticed his eyes watering a little more than usual. He has always had a tiny bit of watering. Nothing bad at all but now they are starting to smell sour and Ive noticed a small bit of goop in the mornings when he wakes up from time to time. His nose rope also is a little more pink than normal, but otherwise seems ok. I usually clean it several times a week with ma la ket wipes. Last week he has started licking his front paws. He has never done this before and just last week I had to bring him in for an ear infection.

    Are all these signs of seasonal allergies, a food allergy or something else? I have been giving him one benadryl in the morning and evening with his meal thinking this may be seasonal but not really seeing a change. I have stopped giving him the salmon oil as of two days ago to see if this helps with anything and when this bag of food (almost empty) is finished I was going to switch and try a anew Fromms flavor.
    Oh yea, Im in Louisiana, the pollen capitol of Earth.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. #2
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,636
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    Hi Paul, all of his symptoms are signs of allergies, they can be signs of both seasonal or food allergies. Since he's been on the Beef Frittata for so long, I wouldn't think it would be food related, but it was a good idea to discontinue the salmon oil, as bullies can be sensitive to both chicken and salmon. My female Blossom has chicken and salmon allergies, so we also feed Fromm's Beef and she gets cod liver oil instead of salmon oil, but once it's finished, I'm going to switch both my bullies to coconut oil instead of giving one salmon oil, and the other cod liver oil. I've heard lots of great things about coconut oil. I think Dooleys symptoms are probably more due to seasonal allergies, spring is here, and the pollen is really bad. Everyone I know is having itchy watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Keep an eye on him, continue with the Benadryl, and see if it passes after the spring season. I hope he feels better.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  3. #3
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,138
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11471

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    All sounds seasonal to me.... try giving two Benadryl in the AM and two in the PM. When Banks was on the Beef Fritatta she still had very minor issues (yeast - white potato), but once I went to the Pork/Peas... it all stopped
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  4. #4
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,722
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    5562

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    Sounds seasonal to me as well… my bullies didn't do well on the salmon oil either. I ended up giving them coconut oil instead… Good Luck!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

  5. #5
    Pooper scooper
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    11,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    7
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2232

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    I agree with Monica and Christine, I would try him out on the Pork and Peas flavor. I would start giving him a teaspoon of plain yogurt every morning with his breakfast too, it's a wonderful probiotic and helps with allergies. I hope it clears up.

  6. #6
    The New Casper Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Marine91's Avatar
    Real Name
    Todd
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Blips and Chitz
    Posts
    8,478
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harlea
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2583

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    I concur with the others. Sounds like seasonal allergies.. Harlea didn't do well on the salmon oil either. She had horrible tear stains so she gets coconut oil like the others. As we have been fighting MRSA as well as seasonal allergies we also give her a half a teaspoon of raw local honey and we are starting to see some results from that as well.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

  7. #7
    "Hit me baby one more time!" 4WHLN's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paul
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Baton Rouge, La
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mr. Dooley Bulldogs
    Likes (Received)
    37

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    Thanks everyone for your advice. I knew y'all would put my mind at ease.
    I am interested in this coconut oil people seem to be switching to. I may try this myself along with the yogurt. One thing at a time of course. Id rather smell coconut than fish guts when he comes to give me kisses after eating. For the life of me why he likes to do this is beyond me. Maybe its payback from me rubbing crap in his face/folds all the time.

    Thanks again!!!
    -img_3598-jpg

  8. #8
    "Hit me baby one more time!" 4WHLN's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paul
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Baton Rouge, La
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mr. Dooley Bulldogs
    Likes (Received)
    37

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    I concur with the others. Sounds like seasonal allergies.. Harlea didn't do well on the salmon oil either. She had horrible tear stains so she gets coconut oil like the others. As we have been fighting MRSA as well as seasonal allergies we also give her a half a teaspoon of raw local honey and we are starting to see some results from that as well.
    What benefit does the honey provide? Other than yummy goodness of course.

  9. #9
    The New Casper Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Marine91's Avatar
    Real Name
    Todd
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Blips and Chitz
    Posts
    8,478
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harlea
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2583

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    It can help build immunity to seasonal pollens in your area that cause allergy flare ups.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

  10. #10
    "Hit me baby one more time!" 4WHLN's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paul
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Baton Rouge, La
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mr. Dooley Bulldogs
    Likes (Received)
    37

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    I will have to keep this in mind as I transition with the other foods and whatnot. Thanks!

  11. #11
    "Hit me baby one more time!" 4WHLN's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paul
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Baton Rouge, La
    Posts
    347
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mr. Dooley Bulldogs
    Likes (Received)
    37

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    UPDATE

    Ok so we are now on pork n peas and so far so good. It's only been a couple days so let's not get ahead of ourselves here..... His tear stain has cleared up almost completely. He also has been off the salmon oil for 10 days now and his skin is starting to dry out. I notice when I pet him he gets flakey In that area. And shedding, WOW. He walks around looking like Pig Pen from peanuts. There is a dust cloud when he shakes off. Ok maybe not quite that bad but it's far worse than I've ever seen. He is still licking his paw and is getting a hot spot. I've been treating it with some spray from the vet but he keeps licking it off. It's a battle that he's winning unfortunately at the moment. Next step is to bandage the foot. I WILL win in the end. Lol.
    I want to introduce some sort of oil like coconut since many of you here are using it with great results. Are you using it in scoop form? I can't find it in pill or pump. Any help on this will greatly appreciated.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -image-jpg   -image-jpg  

  12. #12
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,138
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11471

    Default Re: Possible seasonal allergies? What ya' think?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4WHLN View Post
    UPDATE

    Ok so we are now on pork n peas and so far so good. It's only been a couple days so let's not get ahead of ourselves here..... His tear stain has cleared up almost completely. He also has been off the salmon oil for 10 days now and his skin is starting to dry out. I notice when I pet him he gets flakey In that area. And shedding, WOW. He walks around looking like Pig Pen from peanuts. There is a dust cloud when he shakes off. Ok maybe not quite that bad but it's far worse than I've ever seen. He is still licking his paw and is getting a hot spot. I've been treating it with some spray from the vet but he keeps licking it off. It's a battle that he's winning unfortunately at the moment. Next step is to bandage the foot. I WILL win in the end. Lol.
    I want to introduce some sort of oil like coconut since many of you here are using it with great results. Are you using it in scoop form? I can't find it in pill or pump. Any help on this will greatly appreciated.

    LOOK at that face.... what a handsome boy!! Are you giving any type of Benedryl or Zrytec? dome of it could be environmental. i am at a loss on the cocnut oil too.... I tried to hide the scoop in the food and they both spit it out
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •