Frenchie allergies are incredibly common but the ways and reasons they pop up may vary. Allergies can impact your Frenchie’s eyes, skin, ears, and even daily habits, like scratching. In fact, incessant itching and scratching is one of the leading signs of Frenchie allergies.
WHAT ARE FRENCHIE ALLERGIES?
Frenchie allergies come in all shapes, sizes, and forms—there are skin allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies. No matter what, an allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to a foreign substance. It might be your French Bulldog’s food, the plastic bowl they eat out of, or a certain chemical they encounter on daily walks. Here are some tips and tricks for getting to the bottom of Frenchie allergies and successfully finding relief for your four-legged pal.
1. ALLERGY RELIEF FOR FRENCHIE STARTS WITH FINDING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE
Frenchie allergy treatment begins with identifying the cause of the outbreak. This may involve visiting your veterinarian to cross out any serious issues. Next, you’ll need to conduct a process of elimination to determine what your Frenchie is allergic to. Some things you can do to identify the cause of dog allergies include:
- Check for fleas, tics and other bugs and resolve/treat if necessary
- Try switching up your French Bulldog’s food. It might take several weeks to notice any changes so give it time. Pay close attention to the main ingredients on the label of any food you give to your pet.
- Switch your Frenchie’s food bowl to glass or stainless steel. Some Frenchie’s are allergic to plastic food bowls.
2. SOOTHE IRRITATED SKIN WITH ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS
While you’re trying to identify the cause of Frenchie allergies, Natural Frenchi offers several all-natural skin balms that make the best home remedies for French Bulldog allergies. Certain plant-based ingredients and oils have the power to reduce inflammation and combat yeast and bacteria, all while soothing and healing irritated skin.
3. DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR FRENCHIE’S PAWS
Don’t forget to check your pup’s paws for signs of allergies. Allergies can cause your Frenchie paws to become irritated and itchy, leading to constant licking and chewing; as well as inflammation, redness, and the possibility for secondary infections. Paw allergies may relate to food or environmental factors, as well as seasonal issues like toxic salts poured on streets and sidewalks during winter
4. GIVE YOUR FRENCHIE REGULAR BATHS
Grooming is an important step to resolve and reduce Frenchie allergies. Regular baths can help remove potential contaminants from the skin and leave your French Bulldog feeling so fresh and so clean.
5. WATCH OUT FOR SECONDARY SKIN INFECTIONS
When your French Bulldog’s skin is irritated he/she may lick and scratch to no end, causing sores and open wounds to pop up. As a result, your Frenchie is more susceptible to infection from bacteria, yeast and so forth. Keep a close eye on hot spots and treat as necessary. The great thing about natural skin products is that most are packed with all-natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.