hello I was wondering if any body knows a good home remidy for bulldog acne or just anything on acne for bulldogs and another thing some times the look so raw i thought maybe it was where he would play with hes basketball but so i took it away from him so it would not make it raw hes sad about that but he has about 5 or 6 of them and theres two of them that gets puss and bleeding some times has any body ever done that THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED
***Edited By: bulldog lover2 on 4/29/2005 2:45:25 PM*** Reason: TO SAY THANKS
My bully gets bumps infrequently on his chin but it isn't to the point where I have wanted to find a way to stop them. They don't seem to bother him and it's only one or two at the most at any one time. I did find the following info if it helps at all.
My bulldog had some acne and my vet gave me some blue antiseptic stuff called Flush, that you can also buy at Petco or Petsmart. Recommended to wipe affected area 2 times a day. Then when it clears once a day. The vet told me I could use it in her ears too! Worked very well!
I have a boxer who gets acne every once in a while. I just leave it alone and keep a close eye on it to see if there are any changes.
Plasitic food/water bowls will harbor bacteria. Try changing the bowls to stainless steel.
Here is some information for you.
Canine acne is a benign self-limiting disease of the chin and lips of young dogs. Short-coated dogs, such as boxers, bulldogs and rottweilers, are at increased risk for acne. The condition starts at puberty around 5 to 8 months of age. Most dogs improve with age and the condition typically resolves after one year of age.
The exact pathogenesis has not been established. Genetics, hormones and trauma have been hypothesized to play a role.
What to Watch For
# Red bumps (papules) and blackheads (comedones) are usually noted on the chin and lips of young dogs. They may become infected and pus can be expressed from these lesions.
# When infection is present itching may develop and the dog may start rubbing his face against carpet and furniture.
The treatment for acne is typically topical treatment. Some gels are similar to those people use for acne, like benzoyl peroxide. It is important that you use only the products recommended by your veterinarian, as your dog’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than yours. The average product containing benzoyl peroxide for human acne contains 10 percent benzoyl peroxide while the maximum concentration that could be used on a dog is 5 percent.
Some treatments may include:
# Washes containing benzoyl peroxide twice weekly. Only veterinary products should be used. Most shampoos contain 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide, such as Oxydex® shampoo.
# Some dogs may benefit from topical antibiotics like mupirocin to limit the secondary infection. These products should be used twice daily and gently massaged on the area until completely absorbed.
# Topical steroids may be used to decrease the swelling and the inflammation on the area. Gloves should be used when applying these products.
# In severe cases systemic therapy may be necessary and you will need to administer pills once or twice daily for a prolonged period of time.
# Antibiotic therapy like cephalexin may be necessary for 6 to 8 weeks in chronic cases.
# Retinoids are not usually used in dogs with acne, as the formation and development of canine acne appears to be different from people’s acne.