Large patches of hair missing

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My 7 year old male, Cecil, does this every year when it gets hot. My vet suggested coconut oil. 1 tablespoon a day. Cecil weighs 55lbs. I don’t know what the dosage would be for your pup. It works like a charm for us. I just mix it in his dry food. He seems not to even notice. When it cools off we stop until the next late Spring/Summer. Might be worth asking. Hope you get som relief.
 

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Hi everyone my Bully Winston and I are new to the site and was curious if anyone has had issues with large swatches of hair falling out on their Bulldogs sides or flanks? Our vet tells us it’s allergies and we have him on immune theory but I’m not convinced that’s it and his hair hasn’t grown back . Just wondering has anyone else experienced this and if so how long did it take for the hair to grow back.
Good morning. Your vet claims that it is allergy related. What did he tell you that it is food allergy? My bully went through a stage where he was having severe bald spots. I noticed this started happening when I was trying to transition into a raw diet which contain a variety of proteins. After much debate, I decided to eliminate all proteins and just keep him on a strict sardine diet for a couple of months. Sure enough, his hair grew back and he looks beautiful. So you should try thinking about what you are feeding him. Many English bulldogs are allergic to chicken. I am not a vet. These are just my shared experiences. Good luck.
 

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I have the same issue with my bully. Took him to vet did scrapping for mange but not that. Vet said seasonal alopecia. Sure enough for the last 3 years every spring his flank hair will fall out and than grow back in May. Hair is darker where it falls out.
 

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How long does it take ? Because based on my research that’s exactly what I thought it was but the specialist says allergies to the yeast on his body . Let me ask it this way is it possible that allergies can cause the same hair loss in the same areas as Alopecia? My concern is this that we aren’t treating him properly we are doing Immuno therapy when we should be treating Wintz for Alopecia if such a thing exist.

Yes allergies can cause that. My dog was getting skin infections from allergies that caused this and the fur loss. He is light coloured and the area turned black and fur loss which was from allergies which caused skin infection that caused This.

Yeast too can cause it.

Alopecia does exist in dogs too.
 

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How long does it take ? Because based on my research that’s exactly what I thought it was but the specialist says allergies to the yeast on his body . Let me ask it this way is it possible that allergies can cause the same hair loss in the same areas as Alopecia? My concern is this that we aren’t treating him properly we are doing Immuno therapy when we should be treating Wintz for Alopecia if such a thing exist.

Also yes if your doing the allergy specific immunotherapy your treating his environmental allergies.

And boost his immune system, no vet meds(apoquel, Cytopoint, Benadryl, or Atopica) if you don’t have to cause they stop the immune system from doing its job and does more harm than good.

Boost his immune system will help!

What are you feeding??
 

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Also forgot to mention my dog is on allergy specific immunotherapy and it is working, I feed a raw diet too
 
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Yes he is taking those immune suppressants but it is supposed to be temporary until the theology kicks in they help with a eye condition he has where the conjunctive material of his eyes swell
 

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Yes he is taking those immune suppressants but it is supposed to be temporary until the theology kicks in they help with a eye condition he has where the conjunctive material of his eyes swell

That’s unfortunate that he has to be on medications/immuno suppressants.

I forgot you mentioned the brand of kibble he is on, I looked it up and it’s not the best but not the worst either.

I would still get him onto a better food if you can.
 
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That’s unfortunate that he has to be on medications/immuno suppressants.

I forgot you mentioned the brand of kibble he is on, I looked it up and it’s not the best but not the worst either.

I would still get him onto a better food if you can.
The Kibble came about with much trial and err
 
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My guy is 65 pounds we rub coconut oil on the bald spots never thought to give to him as good thanks
 

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My one bulldog was allergic to cats and our cat would cause "seasonal" alopecia, but it was truly year round. Giving him fish oil pill daily really helped with growing the fur back.

My other bulldog lost his fur due to over usage of steroids (he had cancer) and he was diagnosed with calcinosis cutis caused by the steroids. Cytopoint is made from monoclonal antibodies and actually encourages the immune system to work better. That helped him out with itching and the calcinosis cutis but not the fur loss.
 

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My one bulldog was allergic to cats and our cat would cause "seasonal" alopecia, but it was truly year round. Giving him fish oil pill daily really helped with growing the fur back.

My other bulldog lost his fur due to over usage of steroids (he had cancer) and he was diagnosed with calcinosis cutis caused by the steroids. Cytopoint is made from monoclonal antibodies and actually encourages the immune system to work better. That helped him out with itching and the calcinosis cutis but not the fur loss.

Cytopoint blocks the immune response, not making it work better, but suppressed immune system.

Go to Dogsnaturallymagazine and read the Cytopoint article, goes into depth on how it works.
 

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Rarely, it never does grow back. We've seen it in perhaps 5-10 rescues out of 1000+. We currently have a rescue that came in with bilateral flank alopecia about 18 months ago and it is just now filling in on the right side. The left side filled in completely about 6 months ago. It does take time...IF it fills in.
 
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Rarely, it never does grow back. We've seen it in perhaps 5-10 rescues out of 1000+. We currently have a rescue that came in with bilateral flank alopecia about 18 months ago and it is just now filling in on the right side. The left side filled in completely about 6 months ago. It does take time...IF it fills in.
Thank you yea my wife who does most of his appointments and care said she was told it may be the fall before it comes back well based on all the comments I’m thinking we are right on with the immuno therapy and I just need to give it time THANKS ALL !
 

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Lambeau has some SFA… vitamin d helped, but once we starated Cytopoint shots, I saw a difference. It is still visible but not very much
 

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