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... and found out she has allergies, which are apparently very typical among all terriers, but especially our bully-breeds.

She's been getting bumps on her back that come and go. She does not scratch them really, but they are big enough that you can see them through her fur.

She is supposed to change her food (not the brand necessarily, but if the main ingredients are chix and rice, then she needs to go to beef and wheat, etc... just change the ingredients) has some special (read: pricey) shampoo and conditioner to help the bumps, plus has to take benedryl twice a day. Thank goodness for the vet on base, because it's relatively inexpensive.

Apparently, they aren't much of an issue unless she starts scratching, because then we have to worry about infection.

The vet said "aww, she is SUCH a GOOD dog! she is just wonderful!!" They probably say that to all the dogs, but I know I beam like a proud mom. :D

Anyway, I know there were a few threads on bumps, so thought I'd write about our experience today.
 

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Chopper got hives once and I freaked out. They looked so gross popping up over his fur like that. Thanks to some members of the forum I gave him benadryl and they were gone! Luckily he hasn't gotten them again, I think he got into something in the backyard. Anyway, bullies can have allergies to any number of things from grains to grass. :roll:

Good luck! :D
 

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I had posted recently of sheila having somo sort of bumps, not hive like and they did not bother her. I changed her food to Authority harvest and after a week or so they are all gone or getting gone.
 

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Ironically we bought oatmeal shampoo right before we got her into the vet, but hadn't had a chance to try it yet. And of course today, the bumps are all gone. Of course, it's also been raining so she hasn't been rolling around in the grass as much as usual.

It's funny, because I always thinks she is such a tough little thing (all muscle and everything) but then I find out she has allergies and all of the sudden I see her as a little puppy. As if she isn't spoiled enough...


It's interesting to hear how many other bullies struggle with allergies. I wish none of them had them, but at the same time, I'm glad it's not just us!
 

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Our Vet (that my wife works for) called it angio-neurotic edema and said it is very common in bullies. He said it can be stress induced which makes sense because Bam is the biggest worrier I have ever seen.
 
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