Frenchies and skin allergies
The French Bulldog is an adaptable, well-mannered and charismatic breed. It is easy to see how they have become so popular that they were the top breed for Kennel Club registrations in 2019.
Frenchies are generally healthy, happy characters despite being one of the breeds that can develop Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) owing to the shape of their faces and shortened airways. Some go on to develop sensitive and allergy-prone skin, a condition that can be a journey of discovery for their owners. Typically, this starts with itching and can progress to hot spots and infections which can be found anywhere on the body but commonly on their ears, stomach and back legs. Itchy skin can be caused by something in their environment or may be linked to their diet.
When managing a skin allergy or taking preventative steps you should adopt a threefold approach:
- Try to determine a cause
- Treat topical infections
- Use a supplement specifically for skin and immune system support
Rova’s Skin and Coat Support uses sustainably sourced Omega 3 oil blended with Vitamin E to promote your Frenchie’s immune system by protecting against free radicals in the skin and other cells. Use this supplement daily to build the body’s reserves of Omega 3, which can help their skin and coat and support the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body. Allergy management through diet and supplementation should show improvements in a few weeks’ time.