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    hi! thanks for replying; hes done a skin fungus culture...he thought it was a staph infection at first but gave her antibiotics and didnt work...I dont live in the US, I live in Colombia and probably dont have as many products as you do there for treating these conditions, but I know hes done his best...shes not on steroids, they are bathing her with a special shampoo, shes getting ozone therapy, and shes taking an antialergic...we clean the spots with baxidin twice a day ...I had to separate her from the rest of my dogs because she loves to get licked over and over and all over...we thought that the licking thing was the reason for this condition, but shes been apart like for three months now....then we thought it might be stress....ughh....dont know what to do... thanks again

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by cynthiaoldham View Post
    hi! thanks for replying; hes done a skin fungus culture...he thought it was a staph infection at first but gave her antibiotics and didnt work...I dont live in the US, I live in Colombia and probably dont have as many products as you do there for treating these conditions, but I know hes done his best...shes not on steroids, they are bathing her with a special shampoo, shes getting ozone therapy, and shes taking an antialergic...we clean the spots with baxidin twice a day ...I had to separate her from the rest of my dogs because she loves to get licked over and over and all over...we thought that the licking thing was the reason for this condition, but shes been apart like for three months now....then we thought it might be stress....ughh....dont know what to do... thanks again
    If it is staph only certain antibiotics will work on it... Have to find the right one. If you have plain yogurt give that with meals to help strengthen immune system... And coconut oil rub on the skin to help heal too, staph is usually from weaken immune which is weakened by allergies so you have to strengthen the system to fight the allergen or find the allergen and remove/avoid it.

    As for the other pups licking ... Sweet babies are trying to help the healing


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    When we got Beaux, his skin and hair were severely affected by his allergies, he's allergic to fleas and in Texas, depending on your area, it's a fact that sometimes your animal will come in contact with them. It was so bad that he was scratching himself raw over 60% of his body but our wonderful vet knew right away what it was and he's on a pill that he takes every 3 months and his skin and hair look great!! I'm grateful that it wasn't anything more severe!!

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    I wish I wouldve seen your post months ago. My Frenchie patch has every symptom. Hes been on 3 different ear medications and cleansers. Vet recommended changing his food. Do you have any recommendations?

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Maryannmas View Post
    I wish I wouldve seen your post months ago. My Frenchie patch has every symptom. Hes been on 3 different ear medications and cleansers. Vet recommended changing his food. Do you have any recommendations?
    What are you feeding now... brand/protein


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    I was using natural balance but the vet told me to get royal canine. He has hit spots, bad ear infections. Last one is going on 3 weeks now. This time hes on Temaril. Now Im sure after reading your post he has allergies.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Maryannmas View Post
    I was using natural balance but the vet told me to get royal canine. He has hit spots, bad ear infections. Last one is going on 3 weeks now. This time hes on Temaril. Now Im sure after reading your post he has allergies.
    Royal canon is crap food... lots of fillers and grains, no real protein or nutrition.

    Look into either of these high quality kibbles... try duck or turkey as the protein

    Zingnature
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    If you are willing, raw is best... Answers, Vital Essentials, Primal, Stella and Chewys..... dehydrated raw - The honest kitchen or Spot Farms


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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    The new problem I keep hearing about now is that dogs are having heart related issues with some of these grain free kibble formulas that have a high pea or potato content.
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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie Grrrl View Post
    The new problem I keep hearing about now is that dogs are having heart related issues with some of these grain free kibble formulas that have a high pea or potato content.

    just add a can of sardines once a week to cover the taurine


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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie Grrrl View Post
    The new problem I keep hearing about now is that dogs are having heart related issues with some of these grain free kibble formulas that have a high pea or potato content.
    Here is an interesting article - https://healthypets.mercola.com/site...y-and-dcm.aspx

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    just add a can of sardines once a week to cover the taurine


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    Well, from what I've read, it's not a lack of taurine in the food, rather the lechtins in the peas, etc block the uptake of the taurine. Since I don't feed kibble, I really haven't looked into it much though.
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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Thomas LaBounty View Post
    Dermatologist Visit Update: Sergeant had his skin testing done yesterday. As I expected he has allergies to environmental elements. Dust was a major one (for me too) and I have never seen as much dust as we have in Utah. I'm from Florida and my house couldn't get as dusty in 6 mos as it does here in 2-3 days :-( There is also a mite that gets into your dog food so I will be looking for a dog food that is resealable like the RX Royal Canin was. There is nothing we can do about the grasses, weeds and trees so we will be doing the desensitization. Our serum should be here next week and it starts with weekly injections and then goes to every other week for 6 months and then we see and may need to extend his treatment for another 6 months. I will be giving the injections myself. The cost of the desensitization serum was about $250 and lasts for 6 months so it's really not all that expensive. The testing was a little more expensive than the first diagnostic visit and all together we'll have about $1300 wrapped up into the diagnosis and treatment. I figure I would have spent $1300 easily over his lifetime spot treating him. Poor baby has 2 shaved spots on his leg for the catheter and a big shaved square on his side with lots of welts :-( That was the worst part of the whole thing for me but I am hopeful all this will work and we can move on. I'll update so people will know if it's worth the investment.
    He's eating Kibble that might be the problem right there. Frenchies and kibble just don't do well. Kibble is like the mcdonalds of dog food. I'd look into raw or home cooked food. Try it for atleast 2 weeks and see if you see a difference. I home cook my boys food and will never look back. Vets always prescribe kibble because they have deals with the companies, remember its a business at the end of the day and need to make their money even if they're doctors. Try raw or home cooked 100%!

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