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    My baby Snowy recently started getting some pink rashes around her body, mainly around her legs, a little bit on her face and ears. She's been really itchy lately, I'm not sure if its bacteria or some sort of allergy. I posted pictures so you guys can see. She also has what seems to look like hot spots under her fur (not on her stomach). They look like dry pink reddish circle patches. I do plan on taking her to the Vet this weekend when I get a chance, but if it needs immediate treatment I can call work off maybe.

    She's currently on Nature's Variety Instinct Salmon, she's been on it for the last several months with no problems so I highly doubt its the food.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, I can't stand seeing my baby Snowy in discomfort any longer.









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    Default Re: Help My Bully has Skin Problems!!! Hot spots / Rashes :(

    I'm thinking it's an allergy, unsure if it's food or environmental though. Have you tried giving her benedryl? I think it's 1 pink tablet (can't remember the dosage) for every 25lbs. If it's an environmental allergy, then benedryl should help a bit. Leaning more towards this seeing the weather is perfect for it.
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    Yes plain benedryl, not the kind with acetemetiphine (sp?) in it...

    Nothing new to report? New toys, treats, possible bug bite, playing outside for hours, different shampoo? Think of anything being a possible trigger. New laundry soap, floor cleaner, carpet cleaner... New dog bed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Yes plain benedryl, not the kind with acetemetiphine (sp?) in it...

    Nothing new to report? New toys, treats, possible bug bite, playing outside for hours, different shampoo? Think of anything being a possible trigger. New laundry soap, floor cleaner, carpet cleaner... New dog bed?


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    No new toys lately, although they were never a problem, All her toys are from Nylabone, she's never outside for more than 15-25 minutes, she usually goes out just to pee or poop or to walk around a little with me. I've been using the Oatmeal shampoo that everyone recommends, she never had issues with it before. Same laundry soap, haven't cleaned the floor in several months or the carpet. She did have a new dog bed but she ripped it out so I put back her old one for now.

    How much benedryl should i give? Shes about 55 pounds or so.

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    Default Re: Help My Bully has Skin Problems!!! Hot spots / Rashes :(

    Dogs can become allergic over time so even though nothing has changed there can still be allergy issues,has she had any vacs,flea treatment,heart worm treatment recently?,all you can do is try figure out what is causing the reaction if indeed it is an allergy,antihistamine and nappy rash cream and if she's scratching pop a tshirt on her to stop any secondary infection,if you can keep infection away you may not need a vet just yet ,try eliminating things starting with a food change as food is usually the first culprit,karen

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    Default Re: Help My Bully has Skin Problems!!! Hot spots / Rashes :(

    It does look like allergies and it could either be enviromental or food related...I agree with everyone about Benadryl to see if that helps...I would also have the vet run an allergy panel to see exactly what she is allergic to..It takes a lot of the guessing out and is easier. Hope everything gets better
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    Ok, researched a bit. You can give 1 mg of benedryl per lb. The tablets are 25mg each, so it's safe to give Snowy 2. I used to give my Stig 1 tablet morning and night. Don't be surprised if she gets a little drowsy, it's one of the reasons why I stopped taking them myself.
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    Default Re: Help My Bully has Skin Problems!!! Hot spots / Rashes :(

    As others have said.... 1mg benedryl per pound of bully..... looks almost like hives
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    Thanks guys im going trying the Benedryl

    How serious is hives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBDR35 View Post
    Thanks guys im going trying the Benedryl

    How serious is hives?
    If the itching continues it can become very serious. Anything from a mange infestation to severe dermatitis (skin infection) and it can happen very quickly. When Molly got the skin infection she went from perfectly fine to miserable in two days, her skin had hives and turned grey looking. Hers came from a combo of having pups, bad dog food, (low immune system from that combo) and bringing another bulldog to our home, a mistake I will always consider in the future... Stress is also a huge trigger for these things as well as contact, food or enviornmental.


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    Default Re: Help My Bully has Skin Problems!!! Hot spots / Rashes :(

    Possibly grass/pollen allergies? Bubba gets this sometimes when he lays out in the grass when pollen counts are high.

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    I started giving her Benedryl a few weeks back and it did help, but these came back and look more pinkish and more obvious, what do you guys think?


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