Hi Everyone.. I am new to owning English Bulldogs. But I have a problem. I rescued one from a breeder who was going to have a beautiful 4 year old brindle female put down when she developed difficulties in whelping. She was referred to me by the vet and called and asked if I wanted her first before she did this. I agreed. The vet then performed an emergency c-section and she lived, even though she lost the pups. She healed up fine, after I brought her home. But now she has developed almost overnight what looks like it could be a hot spot, but I am not sure. It was rough and crusty at first, with the hair in tact, but then when I rubbed it, the hair just came out in small chunks leaving this area bald, but not really raw. I treated it by cleaning it and applying some antibiotic cream, an it healed up fine. But now I have noticed another small spot that looks about the same. Though it is much smaller. I have not noticed her scratching or anything, or like it bothers her at really. I have treated it the same way.
I was reading in some other post about bald spots, and on a website which said this type of thing could be caused by stress, or hormones, which with what she has been through could be the cause. I just don't know. My vet is a long way off, but will go if I really need to. In the meantime, I know all of you have lots of experience with english bulldogs and would like your opinions. What do you think this is, or is causing it? I guess I am a little scared I am doing something wrong cause I have always heard how hard it is to keep english bulldogs healthy. She is such a sweet and loving girl, I just want her to be happy and healthy.
Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.