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French Bulldog Skin Bumps- The Reasons and Solution

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French Bulldog Skin Bumps are one of the most confusing occurrences that can make your pooch anxious, and itchy. Since there could be many reasons for such a condition, you should know how to help your dog relieve the symptoms.

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What are the reasons for French bulldog skin bumps?

French bulldog skin bumps look like small protrusions under the skin. They occur spontaneously, due to exposure to a certain allergy trigger, poor hygiene, bacterial infection, hormonal imbalance, and inappropriate diet. Just like in humans, bumps come in three stages. Blackheads are the first stage, and then go the redness, and then the whiteheads. They more often occur during the period of adolescence and can be solved by using certain cosmetic products and switching a dog to a raw diet.

Eating food that is rich in by-products, carbohydrates, and artificial flavors can be one of the reasons for occurring this ugly condition. Vets usually recommend that dogs with bumps should be fed with fresh veggies and meat.  Besides, adding probiotic supplements, vitamin C, and other dog-safe supplements are also some of the ingredients that can improve the quality of your Frenchie’s skin.

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In case your Frenchie suffers from an inappropriate sebaceous gland function and hormonal imbalance, the bumps will be more difficult to heal. Depending on the severity of the case, the dog can get antibiotic therapy (oral medications, lotions, and creams), and doing baths in specially-customized shampoos.

French bulldog skin bumps can range in size and usually appear on the belly, between folds, armpits, and on the chest.

How to prevent and solve French bulldog skin bumps?

If you’ve noticed that your Frenchie has oily skin, our recommendation is to check his hormones. Bumps in dogs are often followed by seborrhea and dandruff, so your batpig might need a special medical shampoo for treating Malassezia fungus. It is one of the main culprits for occurring seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis.

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  • Choose the right shampoo

Your vet should prescribe you shampoo with herbs that reduce itchiness, redness, and inflammation. Our suggestion is to find a shampoo with tea tree oil, Aloe Vera, and Coconut oil because they help in treating acne and bumps.

Depending on the severity of the case, your pooch might need an antibiotic shampoo that will kill the bacteria and help him solve the problem forever.

  • Regular folds cleaning

French bulldog’s folds, especially those around his mouth, can collect dirt, food leftovers, and all those nasty and smelly elements. To prevent your pet from developing bumps between the folds, it would be helpful to clean them with wet baby wipes or a wet cloth. After finishing the process, you should apply cornstarch to pick up the excess moisture.

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  • Use dog-safe acne creams for inflamed whiteheads

If your French bulldog skin bumps are red and have whiteheads, then you can try applying dog-safe acne creams. They will help in drying out the pimples and will fasten up the process of healing. Do not buy creams that contain zinc because it’s a toxic ingredient for dogs. Zinc creams are very beneficial for us, but they can damage our dog’s red cells, causing them to explode.

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  • Bacterial infection requires immediate reaction

You should never treat French bulldog skin bumps at home by using human cosmetics. Dogs’ skin reacts sensitively to different ingredients found in human cosmetics. Some of them can even be poisonous, so you shouldn’t try solving this issue by yourself.

If your Frenchie’s bumps have yellow pus, your vet will probably take a swab for testing. The results will show whether your dog needs an antibiotic or antifungal treatment.