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    hey gang,
    I am here looking for help for my bully Mattis. He rescued me in Midland Texas and we have just moved to Seattle, WA with my beautiful wife and twin daughters. He has a progressively bad skin allergy to what we don't know. Steroids fix it but we all know that they are bad for him. Anyone run into this? What worked for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Vansteel View Post
    hey gang,
    I am here looking for help for my bully Mattis. He rescued me in Midland Texas and we have just moved to Seattle, WA with my beautiful wife and twin daughters. He has a progressively bad skin allergy to what we don't know. Steroids fix it but we all know that they are bad for him. Anyone run into this? What worked for you?
    Food is generally the culprit or at least an underlying cause. What food is he on? What treats does he get? Our go to person is @cowsmom who will stop by for a chat.

    Does Mattis scratch or chew his feet? Is he currently taking any medications or supplements? How often do you bathe him and what are you using? Can you show us a picture of his skin? We talk about allergies a lot here.
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    we feed him blue wilderness duck with fish oil. i wash him about once a week with anti-bacterial shampoo from pet smart. no treats except what he scavenges. he chews his feet and legs most of the time, when he is not scratching or doing tail spins in the ground. no meds right now.

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    I will tag a few members who have experience with skin problems and allergies.. So happy you joined us!
    @Sherry.. @desertskybulldogs.. @2BullyMama..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Vansteel View Post
    we feed him blue wilderness duck with fish oil. i wash him about once a week with anti-bacterial shampoo from pet smart. no treats except what he scavenges. he chews his feet and legs most of the time, when he is not scratching or doing tail spins in the ground. no meds right now.

    Hmmmm..I'm thinking food too..Sandra will be along tomorrow..she's the food wizardress..lol @cowsmom

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    i just put up two small albums. Baby Mattis is on my facebook page

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    Just to get him more comfortable Benadryl (generic is fine) 1mg per 1lb of dog every 8 hours should give him some relief. If you have tried this without relief you can try Claritin (not Claritin D) 1 tablet every 24 hours.

    You may already be doing this. Tail pockets need to be cleaned out daily. http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...kets-and-Vulva

    My other concern is that yeast could be a possibility it has a lot of the same symptoms as allergies. Here is an article on allergies in it is a picture of yeast growth http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...and-Prevention

    Food is going to be the most important part of the equation.
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    Try a grain free, chicken free kibble if you can't feed raw, modified or dehydrated raw.
    Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes too. If he's yeasty now, put on probiotics.

    Lots of allergic bullies here are very happy w/Fromm's Pork & Peas, can order from Pets
    Flow (EBN has a code for coupon off). Good luck & let us know how it goes. GOD bless!


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    Your daughters are precious! Mattis may have to cut back on the Jameson because it has barley in it and it may be causing his allergy. You get to tell him that. He is a good looking bully!
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    Howdy Neighbor! Posting some pics of the areas might help diagnose too. Welcome! We've all had our bouts with this kind of thing! When you figure it out, you'll be happier and your dog will be ecstatic!

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    As others have said it sounds like it is a food allergy, so I would start there and begin looking for a food that doesn't make him itch.

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    I would definitely eliminate the Grains to start with. take a look at the blue buffalo - I'm pretty sure *ALL* except for their SALMON formula contain Chicken in some form. Gizmo and Hershey did well on the Salmon, except for their tear stains, and of course they could clear a room , we have tried the sweet potato, we've tried grain free, we've tried this that and the other things

    Look up the miracle cure of ACV (apple Cider Vinegar) do the sniff test, if he smells like corn chips, then you are also fighting a yeast issue. (been there, done that too!) if their paws smell like corn chips.. look up RARETT's Pickled Paws

    and ah... what is their facebook page?

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