Hot Spots affecting the English Bulldog

Common Health Problem in English Bulldogs-Hot Spots

Hot Spots(Acute Moist Dermatitis)

A hot spot is a skin infection that progresses through self- mutilation. Fleas, ear and anal glad problems, skin irritants, allergies and other factors trauma are responsible for initiating the cycle.

Hot spots are warm, painful, swollen patches of skin that exude pus and give a foul odor.


Gently cleanse the skin with a soap such as Mal-A-Ket. HomeAide Hot spot Med aids in healing also use it 2 times a day after your initial bath. Nearly all of the time the above treatment will work but there are times when your veterinarian may prescribe cortisone-like drugs and antibiotics( cephlexin).We also recommend NuVet Vitamins for a healthy coat Home Hot spot. 1/4 c boric acid powder, 1pt 90% alcohol, 16drops gentain violet. Mix together and squirt on 2x'x a day.

  • Mal-A-Ket Shampoo (8 oz)
  • DermaPet Malacetic SPRAY (8 oz) Aides in the treatment of Skin Infections
    NU Vet Vitamins order code of 98864We give these vitamins to all our dogs 100% of the time. We recommend them for helping maintain a healthy coat. Good nutrition is a must for your bulldog. We start giving it to the puppies at weaning, the powder is great! It is very important to have a strong immune system to prevent things from happening and maintaining overall good health of your pups. A strong immune system will help increase you pet's longevity and quality of life. We encourage anyone who gets a Bulldog from us to continue using the Nu Vet supplements.

    Fish Flex (Cephalexin) 250mg (100 capsules) Normal dosage for a 50lb dog is 500mg 2 times a day until well. Always check with your vet for diagnois and instructions for giving any oral meds to your pet.

    Note: Trimbull Bulldogs has produced this document for education purposes only. Our definitions of the common problems in English bulldogs are our opinions only.These opinions have been formed by years experience in the bulldog breed having read numerous articles over the years. ALWAYS consult your veterinarian with any problem that may occur.