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    We have had Harley almost a year now! Crazy it's gone by so fast. I've made posts about his neck before where the vet thought water was getting trapped because he has such an excess of skin on his neck, well I didn't think that was the case, so I took him to a different vet. That one said he has allergies and put him on 2 mediciations (can't remember them off the top of my head) this was back in January. While he was on those meds it cleared right up and he wasn't as stinky! But soon after it all came back. Sometimes it will get bad, then better, and just keeps going back and forth. I feel bad for the poor guy, he's lost the fur where it's irritated and he tries to scratch it so I try and stop him as often as I can, it has yellowish scabs and it smells kind of like metal. Has anyone had this issue?! He also has red spots on his stomach and one of his legs. I was going to try the hot spot spray but I'm afraid it will hurt it more.

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    OH, and we also have to give him a bath about once a week because he starts smelling again! How often should they get baths? I don't think he should start stinking again so soon

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    I'm no expert, but since our vet gave us malaseb shampoo we've noticed that Jackson is a lot less itchy. We also noticed that his hair is growing back...he had little dark spots with missing hair (the vet said it was some type of bacterial infection) and with antibiotics and the Malaseb there's no new bald spots (alopecia) and the hair is growing back in. Maybe you should get the medicated shampoo a try. We also bathe him once a week, but sometimes stretch it out to 1-1/2 wks. Anything longer than that and he starts to smell a little doggish and I don't like my house smelling like a dog.

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    Sorry to hear Harley has the itchies...I noticed your in Ohio (us, too)..... Pollen counts are very high right now.... From your description I'm thinking Harley might have a yeast issue which could be started because of allergies....yeast is yellowy to brownish and it smells... I never thought it was metallic but more like corn chips or funky mildewy gym socks...we have a great vet dermatologist in Ohio ...pm me if you'd like her information....one thing that helps my Schultz is that I wipe him down with a clean damp microfiber cloth every time we come in from outside to get the pollen off his face, body, and feet....hope Harley feels better soon

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    Our vet gave us sebolux which is a medicated shampoo and we've been using that, it helps but then it comes back

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    What are you feeding him? Washing and meds are just dealing with the symptoms, not the cause. Even if you're feeding him good quality kibble it may not be the right one for him. And for real...dogs don't have to smell at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    What are you feeding him? Washing and meds are just dealing with the symptoms, not the cause. Even if you're feeding him good quality kibble it may not be the right one for him. And for real...dogs don't have to smell at all.
    It's all about the food! HRH came to us eating Bil Jac and smelled like a dirty dog within a week of her bath. She didn't have any issues with sores, but some dogs do and it's directly related to food allergies. The Malaseb shampoo will help, but please check out the food rating list http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...g-Food-Ratings and pick something in the 5 or 6 star category that is grain free and switch over slowly. You will be amazed at the difference once he has been on good food for a few weeks.

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    Sounds like yeast and hot spots likely from allergies. Medicated shampoo (I use phamaseb) will help, but most allergies can also be tamed with a good diet. Bathing too often strips of natural oils, but I would stick with 1x a week, maybe even 2x with medicated shampoo to get under control, then decrease to at least once every two weeks if you can.

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    These knowledgeable folks are right; FOOD will go a long way toward solving Harley's issues. Dogs don't have to stink - what a revelation, right? (Hugs @RiiSi) BUT SO TRUE! It hurts to think about all the dogs over the years who have been banished to backyard dog houses because of something they had NO control over; their food!

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    On the profile I see you are feeding Earthborn Coastal Catch, this is a good food... But sounds like you are currently battling a yeast or bacteria issue... Could be environmental allergy or an ingredient in the food causing your troubles.....

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    have you thought about getting him allergy tested. it did alot for me with sarah when i could not figure out what was causing all of her yeast and stuff. she is now on the road to recovery and i rarely have to give her benadryl or anything for allergies now. just a thought as @desertskybulldogs has given you good advice about the food and such. it nice to know exactly what your bully is allergic to so you can get rid of those things or change foods. there is a thread in this section about getting your bully tested for 35 english pounds. might be worth a look. i had sarah blood tested at the vets. good luck

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    Definitely change his food, even though it may be a good food, it may not be the right one for him. We have 5 bullies at home and are feeding 3 different foods. Buddy and BeBe on one, Jewel and Lucy on another and Blondie on a different one. You have to find the one that's right for your boy, or get an allergy test done and find a food that has ingredients he is not allergic too.
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