Tuesday, August 3, 2010

French Bulldog Puppies and Their Allergies

By melville jackson 

It may be surprising but many dogs suffer from allergies, both environmental and food, and French Bulldogs can react very easily. You may not know how to recognize the symptoms when you don’t know what they are.

Smaller dogs and light-haired dogs are more susceptible to allergies than others, such as French Bulldog puppies with their light colored fur and small stature. Some think the small breed of a French Bulldog are more susceptible to allergies because they are closer to the ground and irritants such as grass and pollen. Their short, fine fur also allows for easy access to the skin to cause more irritation. Whatever the reason, allergies for your French Bulldog puppy are just as miserable for him as allergies are for you.

French Bulldogs puppies with environmental allergies, also called canine atopic dermatitis, are known to rub their face on carpeting or furniture, scratch at their ears and eyes more than normal and chew their feet, legs and pads. If your Frenchie is doing this, it may be because the irritants are on his skin causing itching and scratching nonstop. Try wiping his feet and face off with a damp cloth after each potty break outside. This will help to remove some of the irritants plaguing your pup. And the cold water will provide some relief to your pup’s skin.

Recurrent ear infections are also a big sign of allergies. It is best to talk to your veterinarian to determine if this is caused by allergies or a more serious ear condition. Depending on the diagnosis, your vet may recommend an ear rinse that can be bought at any pet store. This will help to wash out any allergens that may be lingering in the ear canal as well as washing away any dirt. Your French Bulldog puppy can be especially prone to ear infections because of the large size of his ears. The ears could be trapping in irritants, pollens and other allergens in the air to wreak havoc in the ear canal.

Now that you know the symptoms, your French Bulldog puppy scratching all of the furniture and chewing his feet may not be such a big mystery. Now it’s time to take action against the allergens!

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Going to a vet is always the best solution, but sometimes, the condition can be very simple and a costly vet visit can be avoided. An example would be conditions that are caused by allergies.

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