Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone has had problems with their dog breaking out in hives. My american bulldog has been getting red bumps all over his body, quite frequently. I have taken him to the vet several times and they have no clue!! If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Bully breeds are famous for getting "bully bumps" or various kinds of rashes. Their skin just seems highly sensitive to grass, dirt, and even the sun. It seems even worse if they happen to have the white albino type of pink skin.
My bulldog mix is really skin sensitive. I've used red apple cider vinegar to wipe down rashes and tea tree oil with aloe vera. And there's this spray called "Schreiner's Herbal Solution" which is great!!! It's $20 a bottle but it works great. I even use it when I have skin abbraisions. You can find it in most feed and grain stores or herbal shops.
Does your dog look puffy in his face or do you see just bumps? One of my dogs gets red scratches from laying in the grass and getting into the bushes. My other dog gets hives and a puffy face from bug bites ( he doesn't have fleas - thank God cause who knows what he would look like). Last night he had three raised areas on his back so he had to take medication so he wouldn't puff up over night. In the summer he wears a special dog spray to keep the biting bugs away.
My AB has done this several times. I took her to the vet the first time. It's an allergic reaction I still do not know what as she is allergic to everything under the sun. Instead of my vet giving her meds he advised me to give her Benadryl. I would call and talk with your vet about it first.
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