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SOME TIMES WE CALL HER LICK"IE LU! ITCHING , SCRATCHING ALL THE TIME I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING HOME MADE FOOD. CHICKEN RICE. CHICKEN POTATOE, BEEF POTATOE, FISH POTATOE, DUCK POTATOE, THEN ALL THE DRY FORMULAS WELLNESS, NATURAL, BALANCE.ECT,ECT! ONE BUY ONE TRYING THEM ALL!I ALSO GIVE HER 4 BENADRYL A DAY. SPRING & FALL OUR TUFF TIMES .FOR ARE LITTLE GIRL.HER FEET ARE REALLY BAD RIGHT NOW. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT WOULD HELP HER FEET? ALSO DOES ANYONE KNOW A GOOD BULLDOG VET IN PHOENIX, AdminZONA . I HAVE A GOOD VET BUT I DONT THINK HE KNOWS BULLIES THAT WELL!LU LU HAS A BEAUTIFUL COAT ALL THAT GOOD FOOD. BUT SHE NEVER STOPS ITCHING.

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Have you tried Hydroxyzine? I was giving Benedryl but that wasn't cutting it so now we are on this and it works much better. You have to get it from your vet.

thanks

Kara, Rico and Rocky

ME TOO......Itchy (long)

Hello. My dog also goes through this very bad. He is about 19 months now and I think it is seasonal especially in the fall and spring. We also do the Bendryl on and off the whole year. However, right now seems to be the worst for him. Our Vet gave us Predisone pills for him. When it gets really bad we give him 1/2 tablet 2x a day for 5 days and then 1/2 pill once a day for another week or so and then 1/2 every other day. This does give him some relief better than the Bendryl. But check with your vet. I only give him this when it is really bad. Also when he is on this, his appetite does increase so make sure you do not give to over feeding.
I would be very interested in what your Vet advises also. It seems to be alot going around with the rusty tail things and the itchy face and tail. I am very interested in everyones experience and what worked for them. I am trying to keep our boy comfortable. Thanks for letting me share.

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

I am in Phoenix...

near Cave Creek. We have a wonderful vet, his name is Roger Willms and he's at Arrow Animal Hospital at 51 Ave and Thunderbird. They are also open on Saturday and Sunday, although he may not be there, but there are several vets that know bulldogs. 602-938-2707. Dr Junger in Mesa is also good, but totally booked up, I don't think she takes new patients. Our Ollie is very allergic right now too, he had swelling in his eyes a few weeks ago and he's on a antihistamine. I think it's the grass. Plus it's still so warm, everything is still blooming. Also, don't use Tide detergent and be careful of exterminators and fertilizers.

Kathy, Ollie and Chester

Easy to find online

Try www.healthypets.com or www.entirelypets.com

Good prices, and they ship very fast.

They also carry Chlorhexiderm shampoos, with either 2% or 4% Chlorhexidene. These have worked even better than Malaseb for me for a very itchy dog. The instructions will tell you to leave the lather on the dog for 10 to 15 minutes, or you won't get the benefit. Bring a rubber ducky or something to amuse the dog while waiting....LOL

 NJ, PA, DE & MD.

THANK YOU!

NEVER TOUGHT OF THAT !WHERE CAN I GET MALASEB??

It may not be a food allergy

Seasonal or contact allergies are more common than food allergies. Talk to your vet about prescription oral medication, topical sprays, powders (such as Neo-Predef) or medicated shampoos (such as Malaseb) that can soothe the itching.

Also, try to eliminate possible sources of irritation around the house--switch to a hypoallergenic detergent, stop using fabric softener sheets in the dryer, switch to hypoallergenic floor & general-purpose cleaners. There are lots of people with allergic dogs on this list; I hope you will get advice from others as well.

 NJ, PA, DE & MD.

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