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Specialist vet for french bulldog.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Daisy Hall, Oct 30, 2018.


  1. Daisy Hall

    Daisy Hall PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    Im looking for a specialist vet for my french bulldog, around the staffordshire area.
    I have tried the vets in Wolverhampton, Walpole and Binghambut they are fully booked at the moment.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. fernlady

    fernlady PetForums VIP

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    Why do you need a specialist vet?
     
  3. Daisy Hall

    Daisy Hall PetForums Newbie

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    Because i think my frenchie has some sort of allergies, it started with itching and now hes loosing hair, its thinning and all the hair under his legs is gone plus when you stroke him a mass amount of hair comes away.
    The vets in my area arent really helping, other than try him on different food which i have and thats still not helping and this has been going on to long now.
    So i really would like to find a bulldog specialist
     
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    id look for a dermatologist vet,doesnt need to specialise in frenchies,lots of dogs suffer with allergies
     
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  5. Daisy Hall

    Daisy Hall PetForums Newbie

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    I never thought of a dermatologist vet. Ive just found one in my area. I will ring tomorrow.
    Thank you very much.. hopefully they sort him.
     
  6. fernlady

    fernlady PetForums VIP

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    There are a lot of Frenchie sites on FB that might be able to offer some help. I also know of The Willows in Shirley that is a specialist vets.

    My sister's Frenchie has itching issues & over the years she has tried everything. She's now on a raw diet, takes some kind of Dorwest herbal remedy & is down from 4 apaquel tablets to just 1 per day.

    When she was at worst, her anal glands needed expressing (apparently it can make their feet itch).
     
  7. Rafa

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    You really don't need a specialist Vet.

    Our Staffy had very similar symptoms to your Frenchie and our Vet ran allergy tests which showed she was allergic to a lot of foods/environmental factors.

    By excluding all the foods to which she had a reaction and controlling carefully where we walk her, she now no longer itches and her coat has grown back completely.
     
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    Daisy Hall PetForums Newbie

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    Oh really! Its just our vets dont seem to helping at all! She just keeps saying to try different food but hes always been on raw and it suited him great.. but she didnt agree to raw.
    I thought allergies should be done as well
     
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    You are at liberty to consult a different Vet if you feel your present one isn't taking you seriously.

    Has your Vet taken skin scrapings to check for Demodex?
     
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    fernlady PetForums VIP

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    No disrespect to vets but they are not nutritionists. They all have their own opinion on what you should feed.
     
  11. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    If your dog is raw fed it would be super easy to do an elimination diet to see if any specific meat is causing the itching. It's not a quick process however.
    Environmental allergies are harder to eliminate. You can test for them but it's a bit pointless unless you are going down the immunotherapy route . Asif the test shows your dog is allergic to pollen, grass, 3 types of tree and 16 flowers it's almost impossible to eliminate these from your dogs world.
    Mine takes antihistamines, has his paws and face wiped every time he's been outside
    and usually ends up with one short course of steroids a year. His allergies are seasonal and environmental
     
  12. Daisy Hall

    Daisy Hall PetForums Newbie

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    No they havent! Thats why I'd like to see another one
     
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    I would.

    It must be hell for a dog to be constantly itching.

    I would insist on skin scraping and allergy testing, to establish the cause of the symptoms.
     
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