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    Default Hot spots or Food allergies??? HELP

    First I would like to thank everyone before hand.
    My Gordis has these areas on her body that are now healing since I took her to the vet this past wed. it's not the first time, these spots have been occurring on and off since summer started my vet (Dr.Butchko) says they are hot spots. But could they be allergies to the food? What food do you recommend for bulldogs with sensitive skin. And she is the only one with the spots I've included some photos to show the areas and she scratches a lot. I would like to prevent them if I can.


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    Oh my.... have you gotten a full blood screen allergy test done? That is not a hotspot... it seems to be food issues. Get the blood test done and you'll know for sure

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    Yes I'm getting the results tomorrow (Monday) hope everything is fine she was miserable with all the itching but after the vet visit she sleeps threw the night and hasn't scratched since.


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    Hot spots are seeping and look like blood and puss mixed and are very moist. Looks like she has been shaved to help dry out the moisture, right? Hot spots are usually caused by an allergy or stress. Good idea to get an allergy test done, this looks like a pretty bad case.

    A good food can help eliminate these as well because you really need to boost the immune system as much as possible to prevent reoccurrence. Does she have dermatitis as well? It looks like it from what I can see. She probably needs antibiotics but the antibiotics will also lower the immune system so good food and supplements are very important.

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    @desertskybulldogs yes she was shaved to let them heal and now it's pretty dry and hair is re growing and I'm feeding RC Bulldog Formula is this a good food or should I look into changing it? What food do you recommend I would change the food in a heart beat if it help her with these she is my only bulldog with this condition and as for the dermatitis I won't know until later on today.


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    Default Re: Hot spots or Food allergies??? HELP

    There is a section of this site devoted to food. There is a rating chart there to show what foods have been found to be good for bullies. Since every bully is different no one can recommend a food that will work for your bully; its a hit or miss, trial and error thing. Most important is when you make a change, make it slowly over several days or even a couple of weeks. Bullies tend to have sensitive tummies and if you change too quickly it upsets them and diarrhea is a result. Go slowly!! Grains are a major culprit for allergies in bullies so I'd start off with a kibble that is grain/gluten free. Chicken as an ingredient is bad for some bullies so you may find that a chicken free as well helps, but personally I wouldn't eliminate chicken just yet because it greatly limits your choices. Two brands that many here have had a lot of success with are NVI and Fromm. Im not saying that either of those will work for your bully but it would be a place to start.
    Please let us know what the results of the tests are.

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    Your poor baby! Looks like she has had a rough time of this. I agree with the food change, it would be a great start. They never tell you that it could be food at the vets unfortunately. When I first got my Cutty years ago he had a small line that almost looked like a stretch mark on his shoulder where there was no fur. Dr. Buthcko said it was an allergy and gave me a shampoo to treat it. I used it and used it and it never went away. I thought nothing of it until later I learned that eukanuba is a crappy food and I changed. Guess what that line disappeared and havent seen it since. Every once in a while Cutty gets almost spots on his head of hair loss but you really cant tell. I see it and know it is something to do with food. It goes away when I switch. Right now he has them and I think it is from the beef in the fromm grain free beef fritata I fed. Think I will be sticking with the fromm surf and turf from now on cuz he turns more pink with the beef also. This is a long road and your baby has it bad. I agree the testing may save you a lot of headaches down the road if you do it now.

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    PS: Don't let the Vet sell you some super duper special food that only he sells. You wouldn't believe how many times that happens with very limited results. Vets just aren't that up on food, especially for bullies.

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    You said you're getting the Allergy test results later today...? Wait to see what food(s) she is allergic to and pick a brand of Kibble that doesnt have those foods.... and I agree with what @BruceP suggested... Dont buy the food at the vets.. You can do much better (quality wise AND price) on your own..... Check out @Petflow.com .. Good Luck and let us know what the results read....

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    This may not be it, but Hudson has something very similar. It started with him at about 6 months and we thought it was allergies at first. After trying many thing we saw Dr London at our vet and he said since there isn't any break out on his underside and it was where Hudson gets touched (neck, back, head) that it probably isn't food allergies. We had a blood test done and he has a skin immune deficiency. Antibiotics clear it up (so he said it can't be allergies) and we have to bathe him 3-4 times a week to keep bacteria off his skin so he doesn't break out. This may not be it, but it is an option to look into. Good luck and I hope he gets better!

    Here is a picture of Hudson's skin (he is the brown one in the foreground):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinklrtoes1610 View Post
    Yes I'm getting the results tomorrow (Monday) hope everything is fine she was miserable with all the itching but after the vet visit she sleeps threw the night and hasn't scratched since. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Checking in on the test results? How is your baby doing?
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    I would like to have a test done on Jack.
    By process of food elimination, I've found he is not necessarily allergic to chicken but it definitely was giving him a few red bumps on his hind legs... However, getting an allergy test would be a good thing to have just to confirm my belief.

    Is an allergy test expensive ? How much would I expect to pay ?

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