I have a 5 year old female english bulldog and my vet don't have and never has had any bulldog's in his office. Since this breed is not for everyone it is hard to find help and advise..I hope you can help...Well she has a very foul smell to her in general and I have to bathe her every 3-4 days in order to stand to be around her. She has cronic ear infections and had eye surgery at a younger age. So we have eye drops daily and ear cleanser daily. Her fold over her nose gets very nasty (almost looks moldy) even after I wipe it daily. Also between her toes she licks obcessivly and they stay raw. I know this is alot and I hope someone can please help me. I wish I would not have jumped in to buy her but @ the time $350. seemed like a deal at the time cause I could not afford a pup. The previous owner kept all of this from me and when I called and asked questions she said they never had any problems....PEASE HELP!!
I have a female bully that's 5 months. When we bought her she was sick and had to take her to vet right away. We took her to the closest one to our house thinking it was ok, but were we wrong. Not only did he have no idea about the breed but we were ripped off royally in medication prices. I really suggest you contact a breeder near you, any one will do, and get a referal (which is what we did), because she obviously needs to get better so you can both enjoy each other. Another idea could be that you call vet offices and just ask if the vet treats any bulldogs and they should be able to tell you. They generally know that this breed needs special attention. Hope these ideas help. But one more thing...I've never heard of a bulldog being sold for $350 and especially without a health guarantee, so next time you should make sure you get a guarantee.
i think english bulldogs do have a lot of health problems, so without a health guarantee from the previous owner there's not much you can do. agree find a vet who has treated bulldogs. an example of having to be real careful of where and who we buy our dogs from. i'm sorry to hear this.
You're bathing her way too often. SHe might be licking her paws because she has a fungus. Where are u from? Have you tried to find a bulldog specialist around? I was lucky enough to find a bulldog specialist only 45 minutes away. Try bathing once every 2 weeks..some of the responses i got gave me a lot of information.. my bull dog stinks too. Maybe he/she is allergic to her food. Some1 told me switch to lamb and rice. Hope this helps.
There are certain breeds like E.Bulls, French bull, and boxers come to the vets for alot of allergy symptoms.You may not like what I have to say.First stop all treats, biscuits or any extra food.Ask you vet if you can try Z/D Ultra for a few months, and see if there are any changes.You should bath often to keep the skin clean, you probly notice a oily secreation/with smell) and the folds need to be washed alot and be completely dried.Z/D Ultra is very expensive but luckily your dog is not to large.buy two large bags and only feed the recommened amount.Z/D has been hydrolized which means the protein in the food has been changed so that the body doesn't respond with allergies.Its kind of the same idea as baby formula.Its not the protein itself that they are allergic to but, the protein makes them sensitive to some environmental things like grass, blankets or so many other things.There is a Z/D low allergen a little less expensive but not as effective.Good Luck
You need to find a vet that has Bulldog experience. I have heard a lot of cases of Bulldogs having a bad smell. Maybe it's just the breed. Her ears may be the cause. It may also be the type of cleaner for her ears or eyes. Some smell very bad. The mold on her nose may be from snot. Put bitter apple on her toes and doggie cologne on her whole body. I think you should also get her to a vet. There are some dogs that just are bad quality, and you end up buying them because they are so cute. At least, when you get another dog, you will know the right decision to make. Sometimes deals can turn out to cost you a lot in the future. And, generally, mixed breeds are healthier. It is illegal for someone to sell you a dog with health problems and never tell you. You could press legal charges.
Hello bully owner, I have a bulldog who is 2 years old and we to have been having problems with oder and what follows are the steps we took to fix the problem. First, we limited his protien intake to duck and potatoe (IVD dog food) and fruit dog bones (orange,bannana ect.). Then we washed him twice a week with Malasab shampoo (Can buy at your vets office). Quick side note, bully are pron to food and enviromental allergys that cause a yeast in areas such as their ears,webbing of feet, and tail area. Its redish in color and smells not so good most of the time and often unbarable. These things helped but didn't sovle the problem. We then had his tested for allergies (skin test running around $600 or so from a doggie skin clinic) and now give him allergy shots 1x every 2 weeks and that seems to be helping. We have also moved him to a veggie dog food called Natures Recipie (Petco $24 per bag) and that seems to be helping even more. The food change is receint and will take a few more weeks to see what the final results will be. Good luck and talk with your vet about the things mentioned above. Please feel free to respone with any questions.
MydogShelby-Bullylover here. I would love to chat with you via email about the issuse you have been having. I responded to you posted message and have thought of other things that were causing my bully problems. To much to write on a message board. My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you seen and help a fellow bully owner.
Sorry to hear about your problems. Try to find a vet familiar with bulldogs. Everyones suggestions are great. Sounds like you got taken buy the seller of your female bullie. Good luck with the problems.