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    This is my first thread post ever so i'll brief you a bit before I ask my question!

    Bernard is 2 years old and he is a huge part of our family. He has always had a little bit of a skin problem but these last 2 or 3 weeks it has been horrible! We took him to the vet, changed his dog food and have been given special wipes for his skin folds and paws/legs but he just keeps itching and scratching at his paws and legs, to the point where they are bleeding. We wake up every morning and have about 6 or so spots of blood on the carpet because he is itching them so bad. He is also on benadryl. Anyone else having this same problem with their bully? Any suggestions or tips to help get it under control?

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    sounds like you baby has a food allergy. What are you feeding him? Have you thought of having a full blood screen allergy test done to get an idea of what is causing his issues?
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    maybe you could do a beef and rice diet and see if that helps. get an allergy test it will save you time and trouble to find out what is causing this. you can try zyrtec maybe and see if that helps better than benadryl. might want to take another trip to the vet for maybe some prednisone. i dont like to use it but if hes scratching himself bloody might be worth it for short term to get him straightened out. when you changed his food did his symptoms get worse? if so then that food is not for him.

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    How about fleas? If he is on an oral med, the fleas actually have to bite before they die so he could just be carrying them in each time he goes out to potty.

    I would also be concerned about a food allergy. Especially since he has had skin issues for a long time. What is he eating now? What foods have you tried in the past?

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    We just switched his food a couple weeks ago because the Vet thought maybe he was allergic to the food we were giving him before. The vet said it would take up to 4 weeks for any noticable change. However, we asked about an allergy test for dogs and she said there wasnt one, so what information do you have on an allergy test for animals? Thanks for your help.

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    He used to eat Royal Canine, the bulldog kind and just a few weeks ago we switched to Wellness fish and sweet potato because the vet thought he might be allergic to something in the Royal Canine food.

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    Pet dermatologists do allergy testing.

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    We have an appt for him to see a pet dermatologist on Thursday, thank you!

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