Bully Breed Yeast Infections

Moist areas on a dog's skin, particularly in breeds with skin folds, are prone to yeast infections. These infections can occur anywhere, including the stomach region. Symptoms include redness, inflammation, itchiness, oiliness, scaliness, and even hair loss.

Bully Breed Yeast Infections

Prevention and diligence is key to keeping your fur baby healthy, itch, and smell-free.

Our mush faces are not immune to these nasty infections :(

"Canine yeast infections can manifest anywhere on a dog's skin, including the stomach region. These infections are prevalent in moist areas, particularly in breeds with skin folds, such as "wrinkly" dogs. The affected skin may appear red, inflamed, itchy, oily, or scaly, and hair loss may also occur."

Here at Blissful Bully we always want to take a proactive approach in any type of prevention. It's best to take action at the first signs of trouble.

Food can also help with this, check out our basic nutrition article.

Typical Sites for Bulldog Infections:

• Skin folds and facial wrinkles (most common area for bulldogs!)
• Tail pockets
• Tail folds
• Underarm regions
• Paws

Any location with a skin crease can be susceptible to infection since these areas are warm and moist, trapping moisture in the crease and providing an ideal environment for bacteria and yeast to thrive. Although these microorganisms exist on the skin everywhere else, skin folds give them an opportunity to flourish.

Typical Symptoms of Infections in Bulldog Wrinkles:
The initial indicator that your bulldog may be developing an infection is redness, also known as dermatitis or inflamed skin. This is frequently accompanied by dry, scaly skin, and you may need to inspect the creases since these early signs may not be apparent otherwise.

Foul Odor:
Infections, particularly in skin folds, may be accompanied by unpleasant odors. If your bulldog's face or body emits an unusual scent, it's a significant indication that there may be an issue. However, make sure that you are not detecting their breath.

**Tail Pockets!!!!
We've experienced the most significant problem with our bulldogs in the tail pocket area. This area can spiral out of control and become a life-altering issue. Our smart and sassy bulldog, Rosie, had this problem. Her tail pocket was so severe that it bled every day when she was moderately active. At this point, I highly recommend taking your furry companion to a vet and discussing options. A veterinarian who specializes in bulldogs should be able to perform "tail socket surgery" (tail amputation), which will significantly improve your pet's quality of life. In our case, Rosie has experienced a 1000x improvement in her quality of life, and the surgery cost us $900.00 in Michigan. We believe it was well worth it, and you can't even tell that anything was done to her.

Products for prevention and ongoing care:

Keeps tails wagging with this dog tear stain remover & wrinkle cream for dogs! Clean between wrinkles and tails pockets, remove tear stains, and help soothe itchiness with one powerful bulldog cream!

We only recommend products we have tested and deem worthy of mention.

Squishface Wrinkle Paste:
Squishface Wrinkle Paste for Bulldogs- Zero Irritation Formula Acts Fast to Remove Ugly Stubborn Smelly Tear Stains and Tail Pockets- Easy to Apply & Low Odor.

"We have found this product does a good job at mild to moderate infections."
Squishface Wrinkle Paste for Bulldogs

Forticept Blue Butter:
Forticept Blue Butter – Hot Spot Treatment for Dogs & Cats | Dog Wound Care

"This balm is fantastic! I would say more for infections that are more severe and wound like in nature. We have also used this for surgery aftercare on scars that were healing and it works wonders. I have also used it on myself to see if it would help with a nasty cut and it sure did. This is as close to magic as you can get in terms of speeding up healing."
Forticept Blue Butter – Hot Spot Treatment

Dog Allergy Relief Chews:
Dog Allergy Relief Chews - Itch Relief for Dogs - Fish Oil - Omega 3 - Itchy Skin Relief.

"Prevention from the inside! I have tried these out for Rosie and they do seem to help. I hate giving her Benadryl all the time, so this is a nice natural alternative."
Dog Allergy Relief Chews - Itch Relief for Dogs

Benadryl Allergy:
Benadryl Allergy Ultra TAB 100

"Benadryl can be used for dogs in certain cases such as allergies, anxiety, motion sickness, and vaccine side effects, it's essential to consult with a veterinarian or qualified animal health professional before administering any medication to your dog. They can advise on the appropriate dosage for your dog's specific condition based on their weight, age, and medical history. It's also important to ensure that the Benadryl product you use only contains diphenhydramine as other ingredients may be harmful to dogs. Finally, it's crucial to monitor your dog closely after giving them Benadryl for any potential side effects and seek veterinary attention if any adverse reactions occur."
Benadryl Allergy Ultra TAB 100