French Bulldogs Allergies
French Bulldogs Allergies
Like many other breeds, French Bulldogs have been known to be sensitive to allergens found in food or the environment around them, so learning to recognize the signs of an allergic reaction will help your Frenchie enjoy a healthy life.
Types of French Bulldog Allergies
The most common food allergy is related to certain proteins, which requires your Frenchie to have more lean meat.
The foods below are known to cause allergic reactions to French Bulldogs and other dogs which irritate their immune system:
- Dairy Products
- Some fish
- Chicken eggs
Environmental allergies react pretty much like food allergens. A dog’s antibodies can become hypersensitive when your dog comes into contact with the allergen that doesn’t mix with their makeup.
The environmental agents below are known to cause allergic reactions:
- Dust mites
- Animal dander
- Airborne pollen
- Mold spores
Food Allergy Symptoms
Food allergies in French Bulldogs and other canines can appear at any given moment just like humans. The symptoms vary depending on how serious the allergic reaction is.
When your dog suffers from a food allergy, they will begin to show the following signs:
- Gastrointestinal response. The most common abdominal response to food allergies is diarrhea, vomiting and non-stop flatulence that will have you reaching for cover! Dogs may also not digest their meal and can develop pancreatitis, dehydration or other dangerous medical conditions.
- Skin conditions. Like humans, dogs can suffer irritable skin conditions from their food allergies. Their skin will erupt and burst into itchy, painful hives, rashes, bumps, sores, hyperpigmentation and more. Open skin sores are prone to developing bacterial and fungal infections that must be tended to in order to prevent the open wound from becoming infected.
Environmental Allergy Symptoms
Dogs usually develop hereditary chronic environmental allergies between the ages of three and six. Like humans, these environmental allergies present themselves as atopic dermatitis causing the skin to be hypersensitive to allergens that manifest themselves as high fever, asthma, or irritated scabbed skin, and rashes.
Environmental allergies are permanent and have no cure. However, they can be controlled with medication.
When Frenchies suffer from an environmental allergy, they will scratch, rub, and lick their effected areas excessively.
The most inflamed parts of the body that dogs will chew, lick or scratch are:
- Groin area or stomach
- Toes and feet
- Eyes, nose or face
You should be particularly careful if your Frenchie’s face is irritated, because their skinfolds can mask painful allergies or rashes!
Don’t forget it’s important to visit your vet every time you see some change in your Frenchie!
Products that will help on your allergie journey.
FOAMY DRY BATH FRESH SHAMPOO
Foamy Dry Bath Fresh Shampoo
1. Foamy dry bath shampoo
2. No need to rinse
3. Lasting Fragrance
4. Natural antibacterial effect
5. Perfect for on-the-go cleaning or when the weather is too cold to take a bath.
Specifications: about 220g
Suitable for: pet cats, dogs, small pets
Shelf life: 3 years
Instructions of Use:
Use mid-amount of foam and rub your pet for 3 to 5 minutes, make sure you spread all over their body and use foam as necessary.
MOISTURIZING PAW CARE CREAM
Moisturizing Paw Care Cream
- Gentle formula:grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, is safe for dogs and cats.
- Please regular care of the soles of the feet is your basic love for your pet, protect your pet away from disease
- Easy to apply, moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy.
- Easy to use,just wipe it directly