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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    I agree with Petra. You need to have a skin scraping done to check for mites,which it could be mange. I hope you have a good BULLDOG vet,who is familiar with them. Poor Chapo,he looks so sad. The area around his eye looks like mange...... @ryecoon
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    Thank you all for the Feedback. I will consider everything to find the right solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryecoon View Post
    No skin scrape. I can take him to the Vet and request one
    At least then you'll know for sure if it's allergies or something else causing the breakouts. I hope he'll feel better soon, he's adorable <3
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    Just an update. I took Chapo to the Vet for a skin scrape. Turns out he has Mites called Demodex which was causing his hair fall out and follicles infected. His wounds were starting to get worse. He was prescribed Antibiotics (Cephalexin) and also got a couple injections. They recommended to start with Mitaban Dip treatment and see how that goes. The Doctor said it was due to his Immune system being low and it was hereditary. I wasnt too sure if this is common for all Bulldogs or if this just from Chapo's genes


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryecoon View Post
    Just an update. I took Chapo to the Vet for a skin scrape. Turns out he has Mites called Demodex which was causing his hair fall out and follicles infected. His wounds were starting to get worse. He was prescribed Antibiotics (Cephalexin) and also got a couple injections. They recommended to start with Mitaban Dip treatment and see how that goes. The Doctor said it was due to his Immune system being low and it was hereditary. I wasnt too sure if this is common for all Bulldogs or if this just from Chapo's genes
    Thanks for the update It is pretty common, but in a way it's good news, allergies are very hard to handle. At least after this treatment he'll be fine it can be hard to get rid of so don't take it lightly though...

    You could try to add some greek yogurt and coconut oil to his food, it's good for the skin and immune system. I give 2 tbsp/day of each to my dogs.
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    Default Re: Chapo Not doing so Well :(

    Like @Petra said, you now know what to deal with and stay on it. Once you have finish the treatment and know it's hereditary, I would stay on a "prevention mode" for litte Chapo. Coconut oil, lavender, fish oils, baths..... you see, you need to work on the gut flora balance. It's like the humans. Same thing. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryecoon View Post
    Just an update. I took Chapo to the Vet for a skin scrape. Turns out he has Mites called Demodex which was causing his hair fall out and follicles infected. His wounds were starting to get worse. He was prescribed Antibiotics (Cephalexin) and also got a couple injections. They recommended to start with Mitaban Dip treatment and see how that goes. The Doctor said it was due to his Immune system being low and it was hereditary. I wasnt too sure if this is common for all Bulldogs or if this just from Chapo's genes


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    It is a dog thing, not particular to Bulldogs... when they are pups (under 1 year of age) the mites can take over. He will be fine, just can be a long road to get it under control. As Petra stated, build his immune system and do not miss a dose of meds.
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    @ryecoon Sorry to hear that Chapo doesn't feel well. My "friend" has a Frenchie who has a shot of Ivermectin every month to prevent the mange that she inherited from her mom.
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    Our Dachshund was almost bald when he was first rescued and had another bout of it not long after we got him. It is quite common. He is nearly six now and has never had another problem. I am glad you know what you are dealing with and can treat him accordingly. Hope he does better soon.
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    Just got Chapo back today. He got his first dip treatment and i started him on the Antibiotics. Also put the prescribed ointment on his wounds so it looks really moist and raw. Im really concerned because shortly after he took his antibiotics, he had a drink of water and threw it up I really hope Chapo gets better. Here are the updated pics of his wounds. It looks really bad and im afraid it wont heal properly. His hair has thinned out pretty bad too.




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    Here are pics I took last week when it wasn't so bad.



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