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    Our boy has A TON of allergies. We had a blood test done and of course he was allergic to everything. We've already taken care of the food allergies--he eats Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea recipe (this was the only food I could find that was free of all of his allergies).

    But he has a lot of environmental allergies as well that we can't eliminate. My question is does anyone have these issues and have a recommendation for some maintenance therapy? He recently took antibiotics because his skin on his face became infected. They also gave us Apoquel. Between the two his face cleared up and looked great! But the Apoquel would make him vomit (about once every 36 hours). I tried giving him a smaller dose and it doesn't seem to have the same therapeutic effect. I also read that it might not be the best long term solution, also it's expensive. And of course he can't be on antibiotics forever!

    We are trying to be more diligent about wiping his folds too. We have a 7 week old baby at home so his poor folds haven't been taken care of like they need to be. Washing with baby soap and wiping with mal-a-ket wipes. Thinking of using an anti fungal powder as well.

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    Try using witch hazel every other day.... Lambeau is also allergic to pretty much everything green--- i wipe him, clean his folds and give Claritin daily--- other than his 'tear stains' and dirty ears I'm able to keep him in good shape


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    Between witch hazel, coconut oil, lavender oil, Apoquel and Nuvet we are able to keep the environmental allergies at bay.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    There is a website called AllergicPet. They have herbal meds. for allergies for dogs. You may want to check it out. I have not had to try it YET. @Mcleanb7
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    Thank you! Will definitely check those things out. Vet mentioned immunotherapy but I do not want to do that 1) because of the cost $$$ and 2) I don't want him to be immunosuppressed and susceptible to everything else!

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    With Maximus, I fought his Allergy problems for years, until my Current Vet said it was time he was seen by a Dermatologist --
    which was a blessing, because he was started on APOQUEL and KETOCONAZOLE, which relieved the symptoms and he looked like
    a new dog in 48-hours. He is still on the APOQUEL, and YES it is very very expensive (I'm going Bankrupt), but I do know what
    Maximus looks like without it, and how he behaves (he rubs his face into the carpet non-stop). So I know that he needs to have it.
    The KETOCONAZOLE is a great Anti-fungal that also keeps yeast infections away and Max gets it every Weekend only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    Between witch hazel, coconut oil, lavender oil, Apoquel and Nuvet we are able to keep the environmental allergies at bay.
    How do you incorporate the lavender oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    How do you incorporate the lavender oil?
    Usually rub it or spray it on her.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Good to know, thanks! How much do you use/how often @Marine91?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Good to know, thanks! How much do you use/how often @Marine91?
    Hard to say. When we make a spray we use about 2 ounces in our mixture. When we just rub it on her its just a little on our hands.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Good to know, thanks! How much do you use/how often @Marine91?
    I started a thread about essential oils. Different members posted blends that works for their bullies. I alwas have my diffuser on and we also Nyala breathes in clean air which is great for our lungs n system. I can say carpets is one issue. Even if you clean it tp perfection, some dogs will still have issues cause of the detergents we use to clean them. Use pet friendly vckeaners, well your carpet isn't as clean as we want it. It's one of the "damm you do, damm you dont" thing lol I will put a couple drops of lavender oil in my hands and rub Nyala. Great to keep mosquitos at bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Good to know, thanks! How much do you use/how often @Marine91?
    I started a thread about essential oils. Different members posted blends that works for their bullies. I alwas have my diffuser on and we also Nyala breathes in clean air which is great for our lungs n system. I can say carpets is one issue. Even if you clean it tp perfection, some dogs will still have issues cause of the detergents we use to clean them. Use pet friendly vckeaners, well your carpet isn't as clean as we want it. It's one of the "damm you do, damm you dont" thing lol I will put a couple drops of lavender oil in my hands and rub Nyala. Great to keep mosquitos at bay.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...tial-oils.html

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