Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 19

Thread: New rescue infection problems :(

  1. #1
    Newbie santowah's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    6
    Bulldog(s) Names
    CeeLo
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default New rescue infection problems :(

    Hi there. I adopted my first bulldog, Sarge on Saturday.

    He was chained up in someone's backyard for 4 years before I came along and after an hour of begging and $50 they let me take him home.

    He has yeast infections in his paws, wrinkles and up his legs, he has double ear infections, his claws were grown into his paw pads and he has flank alopecia. they had him eating something akin to alpo or ole roy which makes me cringe just thinking about.

    they had his allergy reports and he's allergic to flaxseed, potato, milk, lamb, rice and something else I can't remember right now. he's also allergic to any and all dye.

    I'm a vet tech (not working as one currently) but I've never seen a yeast infection this severe. He has a vet appointment next week. In the mean time, what can I do to make him more comfortable? I've started treating the infections with a spray my old boss told me to make up, however, he might be a vet, but is not really a bully expert nor am I so I was wondering if you wonderful people had any suggestions to keep him comfortable/keep it from getting worse until his appointment as well as food suggestions that won't make him itch so bad (this might not be the board for food suggestions BUT I wanted to keep from flooding with 2 billion posts about all my questions because im a bulldog newbie!)

    Also, he has some of the worst stenotic nares I've ever seen. I'm going to discus it with the vet but has anyone ever had good success with the stenotic nare surgey on an older dog (he's 5/6). I mostly see it done on puppies.

    thanks!!

  2. #2
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,140
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11477

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    THANK YOU for saving this sweet baby!!

    Yeast is a bitch .... but getting him out of the yard and in a home is a great start..... when you buy a new food, avoid all grains as they will add to the yeast issues, especially white potato. Apple Cider vinegar in his water (start with a little) will also help with clearing it up. Some great foods to look into are Earthborn, Taste of the wild, Fromm, Acana, and Orijen (no particular order). As for flooding us with question.... go ahead and do so, it is what we are here for.... support, help and picture sharing.

    Welcome to the great life Sarge....
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  3. Likes Davidh, Biogirl71, spectacularone liked this post
  4. #3
    The Ultimate Sourmug helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    5,024
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala n Duke
    Likes (Received)
    6230

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    @2BullyMama great advice! Welcome to the site

  5. #4
    Founder of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Manydogs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lynn
    Country
    U.S.A.
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    10,638
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maudee,Martha,Lizzie,Bro.Katie
    Likes (Received)
    6665

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    @santowah to you and Sarge! He has turned out to be a very Lucky dog! It is hard to believe they had allergy test results, and then fed him the crap with all those ingriedients in it!!! When he gets on a good food, and starts getting good care, and has a (real) home like yours, he will bloom into a handsome happy fella'! In the meantime, I have heard that white vinegar can help his ears,in the meantime.
    He may be the Sarge, but I salute you for rescuing him!
    "
    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

  6. #5
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,198
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2728

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    He must have had better pawrents BEFORE them...UGH!

    Thank you for rescuing Sarge & wanting to get him back to health.

    TOTW (Taste of the Wild) has grain free kibble & a couple new flavors
    with no potatoes. Buy at Tractor Supply or other farm stores, good
    quality at a good price.

    Google, Oil of Oregano for help in combatting yeast and good luck with
    speedy results for his issues. I will keep you & Sarge in prayer.

    Please keep us updated and posts pics when you can, welcome to EBN!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  7. Likes 2BullyMama, rjisaterp liked this post
  8. #6
    Newbie santowah's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    6
    Bulldog(s) Names
    CeeLo
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    they paid $4000 for him as a show quality pup, had his allergy tests and everything else done and I think they just got tired of him. I just can't see paying that money for a dog and then treating it that way (I mean, I can't see treating ANY dog that way but you know).

    I haven't managed to get him to eat much. He'll chow down on treats all day, but he won't touch the Zignature that I feed my Boston. idk if it's nerves or if he's a picky eater. Today he's splashing in the kiddie pool we have beside our pool for the dogs and I need to keep him as dry as possible for his yeast infection but I can't bring myself to make him get out. he's so happy. so I've just been drying him real good every time he gets out.

    I made a spray of ACV, peroxide, hibiclens and tea tree oil that I use on my guinea pigs for ring worm and it seems to be helping his paws, but he hates m e touching them. he just looks at me like "will you stop messing with me, lady?!" and walks away hahaha.

    thank you for all your suggestions. we're going do food shopping tomorrow!

  9. #7
    Newbie santowah's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    6
    Bulldog(s) Names
    CeeLo
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    -sarge-jpg-tumblr_o5r9iqdqt91vp5w9to2_250-jpg-tumblr_o5t2bjpmwy1vp5w9to1_250-jpg-tumblr_o5t2bjpmwy1vp5w9to2_250-jpg

    here he is in all 80 pounds of his glory! hahaha.

    I'm working on his god awful nails as quick as I can. his feet are too ouchy to work on too long

  10. Likes 2BullyMama, Biogirl71 liked this post
  11. #8
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,140
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11477

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    Quote Originally Posted by santowah View Post
    they paid $4000 for him as a show quality pup, had his allergy tests and everything else done and I think they just got tired of him. I just can't see paying that money for a dog and then treating it that way (I mean, I can't see treating ANY dog that way but you know).

    I haven't managed to get him to eat much. He'll chow down on treats all day, but he won't touch the Zignature that I feed my Boston. idk if it's nerves or if he's a picky eater. Today he's splashing in the kiddie pool we have beside our pool for the dogs and I need to keep him as dry as possible for his yeast infection but I can't bring myself to make him get out. he's so happy. so I've just been drying him real good every time he gets out.

    I made a spray of ACV, peroxide, hibiclens and tea tree oil that I use on my guinea pigs for ring worm and it seems to be helping his paws, but he hates m e touching them. he just looks at me like "will you stop messing with me, lady?!" and walks away hahaha.

    thank you for all your suggestions. we're going do food shopping tomorrow!


    Bulldogs are very schedule oriented and OCD so he may need time to settle in before he will eat a full meal.... if he is taking treats, use the kibble as a treat to see if he takes it. if he does, let him have some on the floor or a plate instead of the bowl... could be he is just nervous and needs some time to settle in. not uncommon when a dog goes to a new home
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  12. #9
    Bulldog Vet in Training Corine Pesantes's Avatar
    Real Name
    Corine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,145
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lockjaw and Penny
    Likes (Received)
    1757

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    Quote Originally Posted by santowah View Post
    -sarge-jpg-tumblr_o5r9iqdqt91vp5w9to2_250-jpg-tumblr_o5t2bjpmwy1vp5w9to1_250-jpg-tumblr_o5t2bjpmwy1vp5w9to2_250-jpg

    here he is in all 80 pounds of his glory! hahaha.

    I'm working on his god awful nails as quick as I can. his feet are too ouchy to work on too long
    What a handsome boy! Who could get tired of that face?!? God bless you for taking him in! I always wonder why people keep pets if they are just going to keep them chained up in the backyard.
    Have u tried Epsom salt rinses for his feet? That might help soothe them.
    "Every once in a while, a dog (or 2) enters your life and changes everything!" <3

    Mommy of Lockjaw and Penny


  13. Likes dieMuttivonBifi, 2BullyMama liked this post
  14. #10
    Rescue Volunteer dieMuttivonBifi's Avatar
    Country
    from the Philippines but residing in Germany
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,821
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bifi (beef-ii)
    Likes (Received)
    350

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    I agree. Who can ever get tired of that handsome face!? Poor baby. But he's got you now. Sorry I'm no help here. Just wanna Welcome you to EBN. And to thank you for giving this boy a family.

  15. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
  16. #11
    Pet Sitter Biscuitsmom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Caitlin
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Richmond VA
    Posts
    321
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Biscuit
    Likes (Received)
    441

    Default Re: New rescue infection problems :(

    What a cute boy! I don't understand people sometimes.. they could have rehomed him long before this all happened : (. Apple cider vinegar is great for yeast and I think the spray you have sounds great. Just keep at it, it could take weeks to clear up. The main thing is getting rid of his allergens then the rest will follow. A little bit of that spray in his ears can help as well with daily cleaning. I hope he feels better soon!

  17. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
  18. #12
    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: New rescue infection problems :(

    Bless you for saving him. he is a handsome boy. I don't have anything to add, as you have some good advice already. We look forward in seeing more pics of him and also hearing about his progress.
    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


  19. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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