Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 23

Thread: Just getting started!!!

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper
    Posts
    32
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mia
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Just getting started!!!

    Hey ya'll,
    I am Michelle from Tennessee and I just randomly came across this site while desperately searching for answers. I have a 10 month old olde english bulldog. I did alot of research on both breeds before deciding to go with this one because of all the health issues I read about with English Bullies. But guess what... My mia has all of them!!! Mainly random bumps that show up on her lower spine and hips.. No scabs, no bleeding, no hair loss. Using benadryl works for the itch, but does nothing for the bumps. We have been to the vet and a steriod shot gets rid of them, but gives her the poopies bad. So we have found they just go away on their on after about a week and show back up in the near future.

    All that to say.....

    Meet my Mia,
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -395574_248475985238666_100002287986615_596360_180278408_n-jpg   -jpg   -9-weeks-jpg  

  2. #2
    ..........
    Real Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    HRH Princess Gracie, aka: HRH; Princess Amelia Pond, aka: Amy
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    to EBN. So glad you found us. I know the first question everyone here is going to ask is What are you feeding her? Bullies are very susceptible to food allergies so that is where we need to start. I am sure we can help you with her allergies but be warned, it is a long process sometimes. Anyway, Thanx for joining and I hope you will feel at home here and participate.

  3. #3
    I couldn't make this sh*t up if I tried! Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    KMARINO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bradenton Fl.
    Posts
    7,294
    Bulldog(s) Names
    VEGAS
    Likes (Received)
    181

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Mia is a sweety!! and I too am going to ask What food are you feeding her?? Vegas has horrible allergies and we battle daily with environmental allergies. But he also has food allergies and I had to try a few different foods until I could really see a difference. Food is probably the #1 reason for allergies and skin issues.

  4. #4
    ..........
    Real Name
    Jenn
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Cutty, Miila and Mugsy the pug :)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Welcome to EBN! You are in the right place for sure. By the way your Mia is a beauty!

  5. #5
    Worlds Greatest Chef I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    cali baker's Avatar
    Real Name
    Henny
    Country
    United States
    Location
    The Crown City (Pasadena)
    Posts
    9,013
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tate Rory & Finn Paddington
    Likes (Received)
    1479
    Blog Entries
    32

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Mia is a cutie pie! I hope you will find the answers to your questions on this site. You might want to consider having her allergy tested as many others here have done for their bullys.




  6. #6
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,361
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2311
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Aaawwww look at Mia!!! That second pic is pulling the heartstrings! Hope we can help!


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  7. #7
    ..........
    Real Name
    Lari
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,495
    Bulldog(s) Names
    (HRH) Her Royal Highness Princess Gracie & Princess Amelia Pond (Amy)
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Mia is a cutie! I'm on board with asking what she's eating. Food allergies can make all the difference!

  8. #8
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,361
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2311
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Okay checking your profile I see it's grain free Natures Recipe. Not a horrible food but certainly not the greatest either. If she is so bad that she requires a steroid, a good idea would be to get an allergy test done to save you a lot of headaches in trying to find what the triggers are. However you cannot give Mia any steroids I think for 30 days prior to the test. That is the hard part.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  9. #9
    I couldn't make this sh*t up if I tried! Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    KMARINO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bradenton Fl.
    Posts
    7,294
    Bulldog(s) Names
    VEGAS
    Likes (Received)
    181

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Okay checking your profile I see it's grain free Natures Recipe. Not a horrible food but certainly not the greatest either. If she is so bad that she requires a steroid, a good idea would be to get an allergy test done to save you a lot of headaches in trying to find what the triggers are. However you cannot give Mia any steroids I think for 30 days prior to the test. That is the hard part.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
    Correct, When I had Vegas's test done, NO steroids for 30 days and NO Benadryl for 5 days prior to test.

  10. #10
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    ... love her!!! My Daddy is Olde English too!! I agree with everybody else ... let's start off with the food and see if that will help the allergies she's getting!!

  11. #11
    BullyWood Movie Star Fontanafox's Avatar
    Location
    Fontana, CA
    Posts
    3,649
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Wilson & BabyGirl
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!



    Like everyone knows here, food is usually the main culprit in allergies. I recommend doing a blood allergy test to find out what what foods she test positive for and also plants. I have an allergy baby and I've got him on the right food but environmental allergies are just kicking his butt right now. His test revealed he is also allergic to grass, some weeds and trees. He's got red itchy goopy eyes and itchy paws but he does not have any scabs or bumps and that was caused by his food which I switched when I got the test results. He cannot eat, pork, lamb and venison. Potatoes, wheat, oats. As you can see you have to find a food that will not trigger Pia's allergies that can show up in bumps, scabs and sometimes ear infections. You will become like a researcher for your dog by the time you are through. But you will become a much wiser advocate for bulldog health.
    Last edited by Fontanafox; 07-04-2012 at 07:27 PM.
    Wilson & BabyGirl

  12. #12
    Pooper scooper
    Posts
    32
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mia
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Just getting started!!!

    Thanks everyone for the tips.... She is on the grain free salmon and sweet potato blend. The only thing that has me stumped is the whole it's only in the one spot.Does food allergies act that way? I thought an allergic reaction would affect the whole body?
    Thanks again and keep them coming..

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
  •