Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Sore from scratching to much....

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper Kt126126's Avatar
    Posts
    29
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Sore from scratching to much....

    Hello Everyone


    My bully has terrible allergies . We have her on atopica which helps a lot. I'm trying to get her down to every other day, but it doesn't seem to be working. When I came home yesterday she scratched herself raw on her belly both sides. Itís very red and moist. She didn't want to walk or lay down because she was sore. I was able to wipe her down with cold water and apply Neosporin on the area. After that I covered the area with corn starch to dry it up and placed a t-shirt over top. I gave her the atopic right away. Is there anything else I can give or do to stop the pain?


    We feed her blue buffalo grain free salmon. I was thinking about switching her to homemade food. I just read about a guy who had a lab who had very bad allergies he switched the dogs food to brown rice, vegetables (no corn), and can fish. He also wiped the dog down with 1/2 water 1/2 cider vinegar mix on her paws, ears, etc.. He never had to give the dog another allergy needle again. What do you think? Is this something I should try?

  2. #2
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Poor Abby! Have you had an allergy screening done? It's so hard to pinpoint the culprit (s) without knowing for sure! Jake is allergic to Salmon and chicken.

    I will get @kazzy220 here. She just recently started home cooking. And @Sherry has experience with this too

  3. #3
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    LynnA's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lynn, but maybe my login name gave it away...lol
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,370
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Otis and Winston
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Oh poor baby, wish I could help - I know people will be along who can - do you give benedryl at all for the itching? I do know that should help a little.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

  4. #4
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1556

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Poor baby, I think a food change would be a good idea, whether it's kibble or home cooked. Hope she gets better soon.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  5. #5
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Poor baby!! As @JAKEISGREAT is right, I have just started home cooking and this is week 2.

    I am following the 50% protein, 25% fruit and veggies, 25% carbs rule. Mine do not have allergies, and so I started to home cook because it's something I really wanted to do and not something I needed to do.

    We now have a full forum dedicated specifically to home cooking ... here's the link to my first ever thread in there as I started my "voyage"

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...-few-questions

  6. #6
    Pooper scooper Kt126126's Avatar
    Posts
    29
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Thanks, benedryl does nothing for her. We have to purchase Atopica which is 200 dollars a month. We had it on it for a few months now and they say you can slowly take them down to a pill once a week, but not for Abby.

  7. #7
    Pooper scooper Kt126126's Avatar
    Posts
    29
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    No because the vet said it cost way to much to do. We know she is allergic to pretty much everything so we keep her on a the diet above. No treats other then apples, carrots and banana's.

  8. #8
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,361
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2311
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Trying a home cooked diet is probably a great place to start. The beauty of it is that you know exactly what they are getting. Start with one protein and veggies, then each week introduce something new. She could be allergic to anything tho, even a rug in your house. Have you considered allergy testing?

    The scratching raw areas sound like hot spots. These are usually triggered by food. I would not put cornstarch on those since its a food and could contribute to yeast growth. Washing them with hibiclens and apply anything with a steroid, preferably panalog or malecetic ultra, but hydrocortisone will work.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  9. #9
    The Ultimate Sourmug Sherry's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sherry Daye S.
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Denver PA
    Posts
    5,284
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jack , Dolly, Grizz, Peggy Sue, and Scrimps
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: Sore from scratching to much....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kt126126 View Post
    Hello Everyone


    My bully has terrible allergies . We have her on atopica which helps a lot. I'm trying to get her down to every other day, but it doesn't seem to be working. When I came home yesterday she scratched herself raw on her belly both sides. It’s very red and moist. She didn't want to walk or lay down because she was sore. I was able to wipe her down with cold water and apply Neosporin on the area. After that I covered the area with corn starch to dry it up and placed a t-shirt over top. I gave her the atopic right away. Is there anything else I can give or do to stop the pain?


    We feed her blue buffalo grain free salmon. I was thinking about switching her to homemade food. I just read about a guy who had a lab who had very bad allergies he switched the dogs food to brown rice, vegetables (no corn), and can fish. He also wiped the dog down with 1/2 water 1/2 cider vinegar mix on her paws, ears, etc.. He never had to give the dog another allergy needle again. What do you think? Is this something I should try?

    I like your idea of the home cooking and the vinegar rinse's . it's really worth the try, and I think your pretty sure you know what to do. Keep me posted on what you do and how she does. I had Griz full of allergy's last month, he scratched his face open and raw, his yeast was yucky and he was miserable. I switched everyone to raw that I grind in my own kitchen. I don't want to jinx anything but, he is so happy, lost a few pounds and the allergy's are literally gone.
    Life is like a box of chocolate covered

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •