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    Zoey gets these raised bumps on her skin like hives and scratches herself and eventually her hair will fall out and that area is left scabby and crusty. These are mostly located on her sides and back.
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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    Those dont look like an allergic reaction I'd get the vet involved. Could be bites or mange.

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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    The hives could be from either one. I would just try a food change to see if it helps. The last month Henri has had hives so we just switched his food to see if he clears up. But I know the allergens outside have been bad this year too.
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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    I don't notice any fleas on her, any tips on checking for fleas? They are hard to spot due to her brindle coloring.

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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    Check for fleas in armpits,on the belly, between the legs,around the vulva. You will either see the fleas, or the flea dirt.@arodriguez02
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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    I just talked to out vet and they suggested using a white sock and rub all around her and check for flea dirt. As far as food goes, what are your guys feeding? I had Zoey on Canidae grain free bison, then salmon. Now she is on natures domain grain free salmon ( Costco brand )

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    @Manydogs I just checked those areas and didn't notice any fleas or flea dirt.

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    I would have the vet check it out.... could be a staph infection which is from a weaken immune system.. If that is what it is, add some greek yogurt to her food and maybe go back to the Candaie
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    Default Re: Does this look like food allergies or environmental allegies?

    Thing is, it could be anything. Food and environmental allergies look the same. Redness, paw licking, itching, things of that sort.

    What you're showing doesn't really look like an allergy, and one of mine had what appears to be the same thing. With him it was a secondary infection caused by allergies and he needed three weeks of antibiotics to clear it up.
    But many skin conditions look like this. There's really no way to tell just by looking.

    Get her to a vet.. a good vet that understand bulldogs and their skins issues.


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    *Update* I took Zoey to the vet and she did a skin scraping which was negative and said no fleas. She said it is allergy related. I'm still puzzled as to what is causing her alergies. She is thinking environmental.

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