Helping your French Bulldog allergy problem
Does your Frenchie suffer from allergy?
Itchy Frenchie- discovering allergy issue
Preventing your Frenchie’s allergy
Allergies are definitely one of the most common health issues in the World not only for pets but also for people. Experts estimate that about 15% of all dog breeds suffer from certain allergy problems. Allergies mostly affect smaller dog breeds and those with short hair since their bellies are closer to the ground and more often get in touch with allergens such as pollen and grass. Different kind of allergens can be found in food as well as in our environment, so if you are owner of French Bulldog with allergy, it’s extremely important to help him with the first showed symptom.
One of the most frequent questions for every French bulldog owner is definitely: “How should I recognize whether my Frenchie suffers from allergy?” Well, that’s why we decided to help you by writing about 10 most common allergy symptoms.
These are 10 signs you should pay attention to:
Do some of these signs sound familiar? Now we will see what type of allergy could have your Frenchie.
Allergies are divided into 4 main types – each type can show different symptoms, but some kinds of symptoms may show the same signs that can lead to problems in determination.
If you determined your French bulldog allergy, the only thing you should always keep in mind is not to let seasonal allergy become a year-round problem. Allergies are not only produced by the weak immune system, but they’re also a result of both the environment and genetics. Allergy responses should usually be noticed in the early age when a dog is 6-9 months old.
So, how to treat an allergy in French Bulldogs?
The first thing you need to do is to ask your vet for advice, but for easing your dog’s allergy symptoms you can put a wet wipe or a towel on irritated skin places. The best prevention is removing environment allergens by using a simple wet wipe for cleaning his paws and coat every time you return home from outside. This will help in removing some allergens from his skin and to provide him a cooling effect. Beside steroid injections that give great results in a short time because of their corticosteroid ingredient, there are also oral medicaments (antibiotics, daily antihistamine) that can help your suffering four-legged friend. However, you should be especially careful by giving your dog corticosteroids, since a long-term use wouldn’t be healthy at all. There are also many medicated shampoos, powders and wet wipes that may also help your French Bulldog allergy with.
When we talk about home remedies, cones may prevent your dog from further licking and biting his body parts, while dog shirts can also help him in reducing irritation of the skin. You can find a great selection of our fashionable dog shirts in our online store – https://frenchie.world/
Giving your French bulldog different kind of supplements rich in Omega 3 oils and vitamin E which is good for skin, you will also ease his struggle with allergy. Raising your Frenchie’s immune system by changing his diet could also be of great help. No matter if your dog has only an environmental allergy, it’s extremely important to be given a diet that will reduce his body inflammation. Commercial foods are rich in carbohydrates and grains which actually are in most cases the cause of body inflammations such as arthritis, ear infections, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colitis.
Here are some useful allergy supplements that may help your suffering pooch:
Yeast is certainly one of Frenchie’s biggest enemies since it is commonly caused by an allergy. It ‘lives’ in Frenchie’s ears, under paws, wrinkles, tail pocket, or any other warm body place, and it can spread very fast! For yeast treating, you can find many products on the market, and the best ‘home use’ product for killing this smelly critter is definitely the Apple Cider Vinegar. By adding a small amount of ‘’from the Mother’’ Apple Cider Vinegar in your Frenchie’s food or water, you’ll help your Bestie kill the yeast! Your Frenchie’s coat may be also cleaned by a mix of water and vinegar after bathing (at the end of the treatment you must wash his coat by water again).
Always pay attention to your Frenchie’s skin since it can be very dry and it’s often the trigger for a dog’s ‘itching problem’. For nourishing your dog’s skin you can use special lotions and oils that will provide him a shiny and healthy coat. No matter what type of your French Bulldog allergy is having, keep your head up and provide him the best care and nutrition.