The English Bulldog is certainly notable in appearance. With a swaggering gait due to its bow-shaped short legs and sturdy, muscular body, the bulldog is quite easy to spot. Since it is considered to be a pack animal, it requires a bit of direction in order to keep it disciplined, and such training needs to be started from the very young stage of the puppy. As well as being affectionate, this breed of dog can be quite lively and playful with its owners. On the other hand, this breed can also be hostile to strangers entering their territory.
Although English Bulldogs have little fur when compared to other breeds, they nevertheless require grooming. This can be carried out occasionally, but regular grooming can help to identify the development of various conditions, especially health related ones, at an early stage. For this reason, it is advised to keep the bulldog regularly groomed by combing, checking nails, looking for fleas and/or ticks as well as any allergic rashes.
The causes of Allergic reactions need to be understood so that you can identify the possible reasons which are causing such conditions in this breed. This helps pet owners to implement the proper treatment. Allergic reactions can be easily identified by certain symptoms that are common to this breed. You may notice that your dog will, for example, constantly scratch and rub at a particular place for an extended period of time. When investigating these areas of your dog’s body, you might see that there is redness or perhaps a presence of papule-like rashes. Most commonly, the neck region or the point under the leash can have such reactions. More serious forms of rashes can lead to swelling of mouth region and the eyes, but these are seen mostly with conditions such as food allergies which are caused by allergens.
Allergens are substances that can lead to allergic reactions. The English Bulldog can be susceptible to such a reaction when coming into contact with airborne pollens or weeds. Allergens can also be found in some foods that they eat, although finding which specific foods cause the allergy to flare up might be of some difficulty. English Bulldog owners are usually advised by veterinarians to pinpoint the allergens by the process of elimination, where a particular food item is removed from the diet in order to ascertain what is causing the allergy to act up. Flea and tick infestations are another common cause of allergies, and this mostly occurs when these pests lay their eggs on the skin of the dog. You can remove these via the proper use of remedies such as flea sprays and pills. Contact allergy can also be a factor, and this can occur when your dog comes into contact with any materials (e.g. carpets, grass, fabrics, household materials, or even other dogs). Always consult a vet in most cases of allergy, but regular grooming can go a long way in helping pet owners prevent such reactions in their pets.