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    Good morning,

    I am a new bulldog owner and new to this!!-img_2703-jpg

    We have a 10 month old bulldog named Zeus. I have started to notice hair loss spots on his sides and hips. Some are the smaller then a dime and some are the size of quarter. The vet didn't really know what it was, she did test to make sure that it was not ringworm. About 2 weeks ago we changed to a grain free food (Nature's Instinct) and turkey jerky treats trying to eliminate certain items. he is currently getting coconut oil to help counteract (hopefully) our yeast issues.

    If anyone has similar issues or can help point me in the right direction that would be great!!!

    I have attached a photo, not the best quality but thought it might help.

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    Could be staph. Are the areas that are missing hair falling off like little crusty scabs? I would try giving him a soothing oatmeal bath, if you just recently switched food, it may take just a bit for the body to get used to it. So hopefully with the food change over to a better food his spots will start growing back. Does he seem itchy? @TRB74

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    Ok thank you. No he does not itch. They don't really feel scabby more just dry. I will give the oatmeal bath a try and see if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRB74 View Post
    Ok thank you. No he does not itch. They don't really feel scabby more just dry. I will give the oatmeal bath a try and see if that helps.
    That's good. It they are not scabby patches falling off then prob. not staph. So more than likely it was allergic reaction to his prior food. Was he on a food that was not grain free prior? Sometimes its take a good month for the food to kick in, because the body needs to rid itself of the old. But the oatmeal bath is very soothing. Let it sit on him for as long as he'll allow. Keep us posted, the hair should grow back slowly. You can also try putting a small dab of Apple Cidar Vinegar in his water. That helps with yeast as well.

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    Yes his previous food was not grain free, it was chicken and rice based from Canidea. Because of the yeast issues and itchyness we switched him to Nature's Instinct which is grain free has limited startches and no chicken. I am thinking it is Turkey based. If he is spots don't fill in we will have a spotted bulldog. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRB74 View Post
    Yes his previous food was not grain free, it was chicken and rice based from Canidea. Because of the yeast issues and itchyness we switched him to Nature's Instinct which is grain free has limited startches and no chicken. I am thinking it is Turkey based. If he is spots don't fill in we will have a spotted bulldog. haha

    Oh yeah, food sounds like its the culprit. Bullies are not good with grains or chicken. Hopefully he won't be spotted too much longer

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    It looks like a "secondary infection due to allergies." Those were my dermatologists exact words when Blue had something that looked very similar.

    She put him on a two week course of antibiotics (have to find the name) and it grew back.


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    Beware of the Turkey jerky. There are still problems with many of those jerky products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    It looks like a "secondary infection due to allergies." Those were my dermatologists exact words when Blue had something that looked very similar.

    She put him on a two week course of antibiotics (have to find the name) and it grew back.
    Agree -- it almost looks like it could be staph infection
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    Agreed, staph is possible but it does also resemble ringworm. Both are due to a low immune system and / or allergies.

    I would start giving an oil like salmon oil which benefits the skin and coat. Also a supplement like nuvet plus would certainly help his coat too.


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