English Bulldogs Research Paper

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HEALTH 101: WHAT TO DO WITH COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS OF AN ENGLISH BULLDOG One of the most easily recognizable dog breeds is the English bulldog, thanks to its large, round head and stocky frame. English bulldog is considered to be extremely ugly or extremely beautiful depending on the eyes of the beholder. The English bulldogs, however, is not spared from having health problems especially its skin. Get to know the common skin problems that your pet may be or possibly suffer in the future. Eczema Eczema or canine atopic dermatitis is the most common skin problem in the English bulldog. Eczema is a non-parasitic infection that produces dry, itchy skin often manifesting in scaly bumps or open sores. The causes of the said skin disease are allergies,…show more content…
These infections affect the skin surface and cal also penetrates the skin deeply. Allergies, insect bites or moisture in the skin of bulldogs can be a predisposing factor. What to do You should go see your vet as soon as possible. Your vet may prescribe oral antibiotic and medicated shampoos to treat your dog. Seborrhea Another common skin problem with English bulldog is seborrhea. It causes the skin to become either excessively oily or excessively dry. Infections, either bacterial or fungal also cause this skin condition. The infection appears as inflamed patches of skin that gives off a bad odor. What to do Your vet can treat this infection with an antibiotic. Seborrhea manifests in the bulldog without nay signs of infections. In this case, you can treat seborrhea with shampoos and food supplements. Hot spots Hot spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis that appears as round, hairless, itchy sores on the superficial layer of the skin. It can be an allergic reaction to insect bites, parasites, food and even anal gland problems. The bulldog often attempts to relive the pain or itchiness of these sores by chewing or licking them. These actions lead to further

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