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    Hello bully lovers 😊
    We have an 8month old boy and his name is Olaf. He started breaking out with bald patches on his body 🙁 The dermatologist took cultures of them to figure out what it can be. We are still waiting for the results. Just wanted to see if anyone has had this happen to their English Bulldog??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olaf2015 View Post
    Hello bully lovers 
    We have an 8month old boy and his name is Olaf. He started breaking out with bald patches on his body  The dermatologist took cultures of them to figure out what it can be. We are still waiting for the results. Just wanted to see if anyone has had this happen to their English Bulldog??
    Before the patches fall off are they scabby like & crusty? Looks like staph (allergy related) to me.

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    Before the patches started he was diagnosed with mange. That was treated and he no longer has that. Then he started itchy and does have a yeast problem now The dermatologist has him on a trail diet now to rule out food allergies.

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    One of two things... Staph infection or the mange returned, but I'm leaning towards staph.

    If he has scabs that take the fur with it when the scab is removed, it is staph.


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    She tested him twice and came back negative for mange. Yes, his fur does fall off with a scab! ☹️ Maybe it is staph and that's why he is getting bald. He has a lot of scabs that fall off with hair. I just hope his results come back fast and with an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olaf2015 View Post
    She tested him twice and came back negative for mange. Yes, his fur does fall off with a scab! ☹️ Maybe it is staph and that's why he is getting bald. He has a lot of scabs that fall off with hair. I just hope his results come back fast and with an answer.
    OK -- the scab with fur loss -- it is most likely staph infection. Will need strong dose of antibiotics and find the allergen that is weakening his immune system. They are the normal reason for staph -- allergies/weak immune system.

    What food is he currently eating? Brand and protein?
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    He is on a trail diet now to rule out beef allergy so he eats Natural Balance sweet potato and venison. We give him his vitamins every day (NuVet Plus) I don't think he has a weak immune system, well at least I hope he doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olaf2015 View Post
    He is on a trail diet now to rule out beef allergy so he eats Natural Balance sweet potato and venison. We give him his vitamins every day (NuVet Plus) I don't think he has a weak immune system, well at least I hope he doesn't.
    It could be environmental allergies too --- just like us, grass, weeds, pollen, tress... yuk, yuk, yuk. Lambeau is a walking allergen... 4 types of grass, three weeds, two trees, dandelions, pigweed, pollen -- his eyes never stop running
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    Oh no poor baby. The dermatologist does what to test for environmental after we do this food trail. She also said he has a yeast problem. He does lick his paws A LOT!! He also has a very pungent smell around his face.

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    Oh no poor baby. The dermatologist does what to test for environmental after we do this food trail. She also said he has a yeast problem. He does lick his paws A LOT!! He also has a very pungent smell around his face.
    Try to eliminate the potato! Tyson was horrible on any kind of potato.


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    Try to eliminate the potato! Tyson was horrible on any kind of potato.


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    Horrible in what way? I make sweet potato in the oven in stripes and he loves them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olaf2015 View Post
    Horrible in what way? I make sweet potato in the oven in stripes and he loves them!
    Allergies, itching, licking. Once I eliminated it all, it all settled down.


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