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TK - 2009-02-11
I have a white male english bull terrier, I think he's albino because he has green eyes and a pink nose. My issue is with his skin, it's pink, hot, inflamed, smells, and is mostly on his belly, back of ears, and paws. I've tried everything to clear it up: regular vet, homeopathic vet, benadryl, tea tree oil, different lotions and shampoos, mange dips. Please help, considering putting him down so he doesn't have to suffer with the discomfort any longer. He's only 2 yrs old, we've been dealing with this his whole life, and I Love him so much! Thanks TK

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  • Annelise Kruger-Liptrot - 2010-09-02
    Firstly you can have is pink nose tattooed black. Try to keep him out of the sun as much as possible. Get your Vet to prescribe and ongoing course of Zinplex or some other Zinc supplement which will assist with his skin problem. Do not feed him Wheat, maize, bread bones or bone meal. Feed him on rice and chicken and animal fats, omega 3 and 6 oils (which is also present in fish oily fish). Introduce him to fruit and vegetables.

    Sponge him down with an infusion of "Rooibos Tea" South African Bush Red bush tea, available at most super markets in the UK and America these days.

    Apply the zinc ointment which the cricketers use in hot climes to his nose and the pinna of his ears, if you have to take him out in the sun.

    You might also try using Fissan Paste to the itchy places on his coat.

    Good luck and please let me know how you are getting on. Regard Annelise from Sunny South Africa
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-23
    Ok, my bindgle male had it and so did my mums white bitch, she had to have steroid injections. What I did was take him to the vet for antibiotics, don't use flee lotions on him, smear sudacream on the areas that are irritated, leave on for 24 hrs, it doesn't look nice and it rubs off every where, use cotton wool with luke warm water to remove what you can then re apply a few hrs later, do this for a week along side the antibiotics, make sure to keep clean bedding and if his bed is near a radiator then move it as heat can flare this up as well, after a week give him a bath, use baby shampoo on him, I know they say not to use human products on animals but its bull, as long as you make sure that all the soap is it by using a shower head or fill the sick and using that water then its fine, I have had a few dogs and done the same with all of them. Just leave him then for a week or so, it may have to be repeated if his skin is really bad, it may be a pain but it's worth it, it's not nice for them, bulls are known to have skin allergies. I hope it works for you.
  • Dozeydozer - 2010-12-02
    Try burgess supadog sensitive dry food...my last white bull terrier had these exact symptoms...I tried all the expensive foods and his skin just got worse....with Burgess supadog sensitive it cleared up within two to three weeks.
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-23
    Take lamb out of his diet. I had the same thing and got rid of the lamb and problem disappeared also.
  • Jason Dudley - 2011-08-08
    Hello TK,I have had the same problem with my white bull terrier puppy. She is 7 months old and has had the problem since I got her.I have gone all those routes too.I heard that they give dogs allergy shots,but my dog is younger and its not good to do.I went with holistic route and that didnt work at first either.I keep deducting each thing in all the foods I tried,and what I found was that it was grain/bread items that where doing it,and most holistic has grain too.I cut out everything I redd had bread/grain/flour/yeast items from the food.It worked..I feed my dog Wellness,and it works good,and has a good balance of omegas..but any food should work,as long as u make sure it doesnt have the bread and grain items in it..Try it out..What else do u have to loose...My baby was almost bald,and it was tearing me up,and it seemed like i was just blowing all my money on stuff that was not curing it,i even tried this stuff called new stock,which is some kinda miracle cure for all animals skin..lol..in the end it was something simple..Pease try for a month,and let me know what happens..Good Luck.. Jay
  • Sarah Kennedy - 2011-09-06
    Hey,
    My 12 month old black and white EBT had terrible red itchy skin on his tum and testicles. I tried tea tree ointment from Johnsons which seemed to at least cool it for him, you could see him relaxing as it went on. Rash gone. I think I beat it for him. Then a couple of days later, back came the red itch. Poor boy was going insane. All seemed to reduce when he was castrated. He still has itchy times and we go back to the ointment and I also wash his itchy sections with that pink antibacterial handwash like they use in the doctors, diluted in lots of water. Seems to work for us.
    He also now eats food with no dairy, wheat, gluten and eats fresh apples, carrots etc daily. I hope your baby boy feels better soon. Let us know. Sarah and Ozzy
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Trixie - 2011-08-28
My dog is 11yo - I got him as a rescue at 7yo. He bit someone recently with no provocation and he has always been very nervous. I was told by the rescue foundation that he was definitely not a pitbull (the concern was over how he may have been raised as I had no control over his first 7 years) and other than being twitchy he hasn't been a problem in the past. I believe now that he is in fact a red-nosed pit bull so would like any breed-specific suggestions you could give? I am considering muzzling in public - I certainly don't want this to happen again and the no provocation thing scares me more than a little. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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    Natasha - 2010-10-25
    I got my english bull terrier about 3 months ago, his coat was in good condition but he has gone very flakey with a few scabby lumps, he also has terrible wind is this normal? I spoke to 1 person and they said theirs was the same, what is the best food to give them?

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    • \"fido\'s mom\" - 2011-02-14
      My bull terrier had flaky coat and scabby lumps. I took her to the vet and it was a thyroid condition. Two pills a day for the rest of her life but it cleared up her skin and coat within a month.
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    Anna Maria Kartika Kartika - 2011-06-14
    I have scottish terrier... he is very tame and friendly, I love him very much...

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
      That is good - enjoy her and she will always love you.
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    Krystal Dotson - 2011-08-01
    I had a westie growing up. She was THE BEST dog ever! She was very loving and had such a personality! And though we didn't have cats when she grew up she had no problem in her later years when we did get one. I miss her dearly she lived until she was 17.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-01
      They are good pups. Very intelligent, even tempered, not barkers, affectionate.
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    Rudel Grant - 2011-06-11
    I have had pit bulls in the past, and still own two now. They are the epitome of what a dog should be. I encourage anyone that is interested in a dog that is loyal, energetic, and a good protection and family dog to get one.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
      I think pitt bulls need and want very consistent and caring humans. They want to be with their humans but their humans need to teach them. They are energetic and full of vigor and strong and they need a human that is very consistent in expectations, training and loving. I think they got a bad rap (just like the dobie) but they need attention and care.
    • Krystal Dotson - 2011-08-01
      agreed!
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    Venessa van Deventer - 2011-07-20
    We have a lovely tempered pair of Bull terriers, a white male named Hitler (3y) and Eva(2y), a brindle female. She had 2 puppies a week ago and only 1 survived. Do you think a small number of puppies like this is normal? They are both healthy dogs with more than enough energy, is it possible that something went wrong during the pregnancy? Her first batch was 5 puppies and only 2 survived, this is making me worry a bit.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-21
      Have you talked to the vet? Do you know why the babies died? If not you might want to have the best determine the cause of death. The average litter for the bull is 5 but it is far from being unusal that they oinly have 1 pup. Is mom feeding the babies?
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    regina - 2010-05-28
    I have a red nose pit. I got her about 6 months ago. I don't know much about the people who had her but she starts shaking every time a man gets around her. It took my husband babying her nonstop for her to trust him enough to let him be around her. But with me and my daughter and granddaughter she is fine. Does this mean that a man has abused her in the past and what can I do for her so she isn't so scared all the time?

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    • Brett Jeffares - 2010-07-24
      Hey regina my wife and I have a 2 1/2 yr rescue red nose and when she first came home to us pretty much any time I looked at her she cower between my wife's feet and pee on the floor, and that told me right away that she had been abused by a man. Your girl sounds like she was abused too and that's very sad. I have found that when it is just myself and our rescue "Brandy" at home she is very loving and caring towards me but when my wife and son are home she tends to be rather timid towards me. I have been talking to several breeders of both reds and blues, and they all keep telling the same thing if one of these beautiful animals has been abused by either a male or female they will always remember that, and be very cautious around them. The only other thing I can say is encourage your husband and any other close male friends or family to give your girl all the love and attention in the world and to never ever raise their voice in an aggressive manner towards her or any of the children in the household. Say "NO TO BSL" "BAN THE DEED NOT THE BREED" LOVE YOUR PITTIES AND HUG THEM EVERYDAY!
    • Jasmine - 2011-07-03
      I am sorry this happened to your dog, but yes it does mean she was abused by a man in the past. Your husband should give her treats and toys every time he wants to be with her, so she associates good things happen when a man comes near her. This may take a while, but she should start feeling more comfortable around your husband, or any other man.
      Hope this helped,
      Jasmine
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    jennie - 2011-06-24
    I have an english bull terrier got him about 9 wks old, goes through the night without any mess. He hates plants in pots!!! Loves the kids. The best choice we have ever made. He is now about 15 wks old, loves going for walks. He is just so funny, (smokey jokey is a blokey).

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
      Glad you are enjoying him - sounds great for your family.
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    Debbie Danner - 2010-12-06
    My Westie is 6 years old and recently started having problems walking when I took him outside to go potty. I called him inside and he had trouble moving his back legs. Today he had problems moving his front legs. It is really cold about 20 degrees. I'm really worried. Please rsvp.

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    • Editor's Note - 2010-12-07
      Does he have trouble moving his legs while indoors where it is not so cold? I would advise taking him to a vet.
    • Betty - 2011-06-07
      Westies are prone to arthiritis. Do you have a regular vet? Ask him/her about this medicine called Rimadyl. My Westie takes it at mealtime, Its a small pill so i give her half in the morning and the other half at night. This drug is meant to drug for provide comfort for dogs with arthritis. Routine monitoring should be done while on any medication. My Westie is almost 13 years old and she is still trotting around like the best in town! She has bouts of stiffness- I do notice that when its cold outdoors it gets extra sensitive. My vet said that it can be because of the quick transfer of warm and cozy indoors to very cold outside. They pee and poop in the oddest positions and the instant warm to cold may stiffen up. Have a sweater for outdoors but take it off inside.
      Good luck,
      Betty
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