You can treat your Bulldog’s allergies with natural products such as apple cider vinegar, oat baths, coconut oil and Aloe Vera.
Also, medicated shampoo baths, administration of antihistamines and the incorporation of special food additives into your Bulldog’s meals are effective in treating dog allergies.
Natural Remedies For Allergic Reactions In Bulldogs
Common home substances that may be helpful in relieving allergic reactions in dogs include:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Washing your Bulldog’s paws with apple cider vinegar will get rid of pollen and other environmental allergens that typically trigger reactions in the pooch.
You can also spray itchy areas on your Bulldog with Apple Cider Vinegar to provide relief, but you should avoid applying this mixture to open wounds.
Itching in bulldogs caused by an allergic reaction can be relieved by giving the pooch oat baths. To prepare an oat bath for your Bulldog, simply boil oat straw with water and mix it with your pooch’s bath.
And apart from relieving itching, oat baths will also help clear allergens that may still be trapped on your Bulldog’s skin.
Aloe Vera gel has special anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can be a massive help in relieving the symptoms associated with skin allergies in Bulldogs.
However, when treating your Bulldog with Aloe Vera, avoid using the leaf, as it typically contains saponins, which can make your pooch very sick.
The antiviral and antibacterial properties present in coconut oil can help alleviate itching in Bulldogs. And when massaged into a Bulldog’s skin, coconut oil soothes painful hotspots that develop as a result of the dog’s excessive licking and biting.
Also, when combined with fish oil in the dog’s diet, coconut oil makes for an effective weapon against the skin inflammation typical with allergic reactions in Bulldogs
Other Treatment Methods
Bulldogs suffering from skin allergies will also benefit massively from being fed a meal that contains additives such as kelp powder, nutritional yeast, alfalfa or spirulina. These additives typically help fight against itchiness in Bulldogs, while also increasing the nutritional value of the dog’s meals.
Additionally, incorporating fatty acid supplements or fish oil into your Bulldog’s meals can help relieve the itching and irritation associated with skin allergies.
Bathing your Bulldog with a specially formulated shampoo product such as the Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic & Antiseborrheic Medicated Dog Shampoo can help relieve the itching associated with allergic reactions in dogs.
And apart from relieving itching, the Veterinary Formula Care shampoo also helps in fighting against the development of secondary skin infections from the pooch’s allergic reactions.
Giving your Bulldog antihistamines such as the popular Benadryl can help relieve some of the symptoms associated with allergic reactions in dogs.
Benadryl has special anti-inflammatory properties, and almost immediately, alleviates pain experienced by Bulldogs suffering from an allergic reaction.
The amount of Benadryl you can give your Bulldog varies from dog to dog, but the standard dosage is 1 milligram per pound of body weight given to the dog, 2 to 3 times a day.