Hi there, my bulldog is about 7 months old or so. He recently has started to turn pink, almost red, on the skin around his nose and mouth. He has been on the same food the whole time, so I didn't think it was from that. Can you tell me any reason why this would happen please.
This commonly happens when you feed from a plastic bowl. Are you feeding him from a plastic bowl or one made from metal or glass?
Plastic dish dermatitis can be developed for a couple of reasons. First of all, plastic is prone to becoming scratched, and because of this, not all of the food residue can be removed from them even with diligent scrubbing, causing a buildup of bacteria. In sensitive animals, this bacteria can cause a dermatitis around the lips and nose.
Plastic dishes also contain an ingredient, I can't remember the name of it right offhand, that acts as an antioxidant for the plastic. Some animals that are sensitive to this antioxidant can also develop an almost acne-like dermatitis as a reaction to it. Perhaps this is what is happening with your dog.
Hi there, thanks for the responses. We feed him Horizon Legacy puppy food, it is here in the pet store. I think it's an all natural food or something...my husband picked it out. He eats out of a metal bowl all the time.
Ok....As I'm sure you already have found out you have to keep your eyes on Bullies because they have some bad habbits when it comes to their skin.
First check the food to make sure there is no wheat in it. Wheat will irritate their skin. If the food isn't the problem, watch him after he eats and see if he goes somewhere like to the carpet and rubs his face into it. They all will do this if you don't break the habbit and even then they will do it if they can get away with it.
Check his folds also and make sure they are clean and dry and not irritated. If their folds get irritated it will spread all over their face. If they are irritated you will need an antibiotic. You have to clean them everyday.
When they eat and drink they put their whole face in the food and water so you have to clean them like children.
Let me know if you notice any of the things I have mentioned and then we will move foward from there.
Your dog is very high maintainence. You have to spend alot of time to take care of them. The skin problems will always be there you just have to learn how to deal with them as they come about.
I looked up the food that I think your giving him and the only thing that stood out as far as the contents is the garlic. Garlic is not good for them but usually it just gives them an upset stomach. There are all different types of fruits and herbs in that food also.
Even though he has been on it for seven months he can all of a sudden have an allergic reaction to it. You are right at the point where the skin problems start which is at about 1 year of age.
ti is possible your dog has discoid lupis as we were unfamiliar with this until our dog was diagnosed (after being on steroids for an extended period of time) the symptoms Topical- not systemic) sound similar.
My 3yr old Boxer has also starting turning red around his lips, mouth and nose. He also has hair loss around his eyes. We do feed him from a plastic dish, that I rarely wash. I have thoroughly cleaned his food and water dishes.
I am wondering if your dog's condition has gotten better? If so, what did you do?
I have an american white bulldog and she is pink, but gets very pink when excited around the mouth, eyes, the belly, her paws. I just think as I am reading that this happens alot to the breed, must be normal????
If the hair is falling out around the eyes and they are getting crusty...that is allergies. I took my Bearded Collie to the vet and he gave him an allergy shot and everything cleared up. I think I am going to have to take him once a month, though, cuz it doesn't last forever. Ask your vet if your dog may have an allergy. I felt bad that I let Toby suffer for so long putting anticeptic sprays and creams on him when all he needed was a shot.
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i have a english bulldog,she is just over 4mnthsaround her mouth n under her nose is red,, i feed her home made barf,,she eats out of metal bowl,every feeding its washed,,,what can i do do if anything to cure it :( ??
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