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    Hello everyone!! My bulldog Bella is 3 yrs old and for the past month now she has been having a skin issue. She has what looks like missing pieces of fur on her back and then what looks like a little scab in one place. I feed her Blue Wilderness, chicken flavor. Been feed her that for the past 6 months with no problem. Not sure what the problem is and every time I take her to the vet they cost me about $300 in tests and can't tell me anything. Should I changer her food or what could the problem be?

    Thanks for your help if possible!!

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    Default Re: Skin Problems

    She may have become sensitive to the Chicken after 6 months of use.
    That's not totally uncommon. Yes, you should gradually switch over to a grain free
    kibble with a different Protein... and hopefully see improvement after a week of being on the 100% rationing of the new kibble....


    żAll the vet visits and they never offered you a blood test for allergies?
    Try to find a vet that is knowledgeable with English Bulldogs..

    Good Luck...
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    Thanks Jack! Can you recommend a good whole grain food that I could possibly feed her?

    Yeah I'm getting irritated with my vet! I'm taking her in today and have an allergy test done. Also going to look for a new vet!!

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    Sorry, I meant can you recommend a "Good Grain Free Food" that I could feed her?

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    Most of the highest rated foods will have grain free options..and a lot of Bullies do have a sensitivity to chicken. But without an allergy test, there's no way to be certain. Jake is on Fromm..beef Fritatta..which is chicken and grain free. You might check out the dog food ratings and how to understand the dog food labels. Both full of great info..in the forum section!

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    im no expert but has your bully been scraped for mange? just wondering if a vet visit isnt in order to rule that out. then maybe look at the food. just a thought.

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    what about alopecia? it causes hair loss and you can use melatonin to fix it. Can you post a pic?

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    @Lincoln52 Definitely sounds like food allergy.... you are right in wanting a grain free food, also as @JAKEISGREAT stated, try to avoid chicken as many bully has issue with it. My girl is also on the Fromm Beef and my vet is thrilled with how she has been doing on it.

    Ask your vet to do a full screen blood allergy test -- it will give you a list of what to avoid. Also, the scabs could be a staph infection -- have the vet check it out.
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    I can not add to what has already been said except to ask what are the tests that you say have already been done??

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    My Bono is also 3 years old and having skin issues...vet recomended switching food, so we did. We switched to Taste of the wild ( salmon- grain free) and it did good for us. Skin is not red and itchy anymore... Try with switching food, maybe it is the problem, I know lot of bullys allergic to chicken. Good luck!! :-)
    My bully isn't spoiled, I'm just well trained!

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    to EBN. I hope you find a solution to your bullie's problem. Pix probably would help. Thanx for joining

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    Default Re: Skin Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieLolaandMojo View Post
    what about alopecia? it causes hair loss and you can use melatonin to fix it. Can you post a pic?
    That's what I was thinking too....gotta see a pic to comment on skin issues - and even then it's hard to say sometimes.

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