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A Pinch Of Woof And A Dash Of Paw :Rottweiler

Fun, power, joy- these three adjectives very well suit our next particular power-packed breed on the series ‘A dash of woof and a pinch of paw” wherein we cover various dog breeds, their peculiar characters, fun facts, history and much more. In today’s blog we are going to dive into the world of this breed known for its sheer size, strength, vitality and agility. They are quite smart, and tough, if you had to compare them to a kind-of-human, well, they would make the best bodyguards or body-builders. Any guesses? To give you a little hint, they are tough on the outside yet, little babies a theart. Yes, today let us explore the world of Rottweilers most commonly referred to as Rotties- the power packed breed that are everready to guard, love and protect their tribe. So, let’s get started.

Features: The Strong Dogs- Rottweiler.

Origin: Rottweil, Germany. [~ 2 nd Century CE]

Size: Medium-Large dog breed

Built: Muscular, Well-built, Sturdy and Strong.

Height: Medium-Tall

Coat: Black-Mahogany. Double-Coat, Thick Coat.

Synonyms: Rottie/Rott.

Type: Companion dog breed, Rescue Dogs, Search-Rescue Dogs, Guard Dogs, Police Dogs.

Temperament: Calm, Loyal, Loving, Obedient, Smart.

Rottweilers are quiet ancient by nature. These dogs trace their roots back to Roman Era. Yes, that’show old & ancient rotties really are. These dogs were raised to protect both humans as well slivestock herds. 

These dogs were essentially known to be fierce as they had the responsibility to protect and safeguard their owners as well as their corresponding livestock. They were well-versed in defending their owners as well as their properties. Not only that, these dogs were the preferred choice of the butchers as well, owing to their performance and usefulness.

This breed acquired its name from a city named Rottweil [belonging to the Roman Empire]. This dog particularly fetched and caught attention during the 1st World War. They were in demand due to their nature as well as their personality They were excellent guard dogs and were used to carry out military operations, as guides and so on. The Rottweilers that we know today are calm, confident, and inquisitive by nature. Perhaps, this Is due to the fact that their ancestors, too, played similar job-roles. These dogs love playing and are particularly very protective of children. As opposed to what people usually believe, these dogs are not dangerous unless provoked by external factors. Dogs that are particularly trained and well-managed pose no threat to others unless hurt/challenged/offended.

Rottweilers are likely to get obese and are prone to obesity. Obesity has its own set of repercussions. Obesity is not natural unless it’s chained to certain genetic factors. Certain disease processes too, can contribute to your pet being obese. The consequences of obesity can be severe in certain cases for instance diseases such as arthritis (unable to walk/bear weight), breathing problems, heart diseases, immune related problems which may trigger a few other sets of diseases such as skin problems, reproductive failure and so on.

The Rottweiler Formula : Exercise + Immunity + Balanced Diet = Healthier, Stronger And Happier Puppy!

Immunity is the underlying wire that essentially connects every single organ system as well as every single cell of our body. Immunity is defined as the body’s innate or natural ability to fight or ward off infections. immunity acts as a security guard + manager who not only ensures that our body is functioning optimally but also protects us from foreign antigens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. Immunity is naturally empowered to function as the brick wall between the outside world and the inside world. How exactly does immunity play a role in protecting our bodies?

The immune system comprises certain organs such as the Thymus, the Bone Marrow; certainly associated lymph nodes, and certain cells (e.g. T Lymphocytes and B Lymphocytes)

It’s Vital: Vitality & Immunity

You may have often come across the terms- ‘Vitality’ and ‘energy’ and their inevitable co-relation with immunity. Vitality can be looked upon as a building that has immunity as it’s functional base. The 5 most important pillars of vitality are:

  • Adequate Nutrition
  • Sufficient Exercise
  • Ample amount of sound Sleep
  • Resilience and Stress- free environment
  • Connection & Bonding [social needs]

 Immunity is driven from the following sources:

  1. Genetically driven factors or Innate immunity (Immunity is dependent upon familial predisposition to certain ailments and immune power)
  2. Mother’s milk- colostrum that contains immunoglobulins (Ig G/Ig A) confers essential immunity to the new born and helps it ward off infections and diseases
  3. Acquired Immunity – the ones that we acquire through exposure to certain outside sources. For instance – naturally recovering from an infectious disease will confer immunity (short term/long term) or mother’s milk which has pre-formed immunoglobulins (protective to the baby’s body)

Immunity and immune response vary a lot from one individual to another, species to species. It’s a perfect amalgamation of genetic factors and environmental factors. The immune response is dependent upon both genetic factors as well as environmental factors. Genetic factors involve hereditary and other correlated factors. Environmental factors, on the other hand have a complex network that affects the immunity of an individual.

1. GROWINGUP – Age is one of the major factors that are instrumental in affecting the immunity of an individual. New-born and elder dogs are more prone to infections and diseases. Reason? Immunity. These individuals are on the opposite spectrum of life cycle and are extremely vulnerable to diseases and concomitant infections.

Young ones usually receiving colostrum are resistant to infections as compared to those not receiving the same. Of course, these factors are interdependent upon one another. There are certain infections that are more commonly observed in the younger populations such as parvo viral enteritis in puppies, tapeworm infections are observed more commonly in kittens and puppies than in adults. Younger animals are still in their growing phase wherein their immunity is also doing the growing up part.

Vaccinations also play a crucial role in modulating and building immunity during the puppy phase. These vaccines have the ability to elicit an immune response so that whenever your puppy faces an infectious agent, their immune system effectively and efficiently wards it off.

This is why, ensure to vaccinate your little Rottweiler puppy from the 6th to 8th week onwards against various organisms like

Parvo Virus, Leptospira, Adeno Virus, etc. through the 9 in 1 Vaccine as well as Anti Rabies vaccination which is usually done around Month 3. This 9-in-1 protocol is then followed by booster doses for the same and then followed by Anti Rabies Vaccine which again builds up Immunity against the deadly Rabies Virus. This vaccination schedule must be followed as it helps to prevent life threatening conditions as it helps to build up the immunity of the animal. Annual vaccination is thus done to keep the immunity at a certain threshold level that helps your pets to lead a healthy happy life..

2. BUST THE STRESS BEFORE IT BUSTS YOU: we may undermine the power of stress at times, but mind you, stress is like a serial, silent killer. Stress hampers the immune system which ultimately goes on to hamper the entire optimal stage of the functioning system of our body. Stress causes the release of corticosteroids which suppresses the immune response of our body. Now with suppressed immunity, the external factors get a clear runway to make their disease land. Yes, low immunity equals to high rate of infectivity. Physical stressors include –

✓ Sudden change in atmosphere

✓ Change in location

✓ Transportation of pets

✓ Extreme heat/cold conditions

✓ Excessive handling of pets

✓ Concomitant infections

✓ Boarding, etc.

Certain other factors too, play an important role in modulating stress. For instance – 

✓ Pregnancy

✓ Anxiety and other behavioural issues

✓Separation anxiety in pets. 

✓ Trauma due to any physical/chemical/ infectious agents 

✓ Illnesses

✓ Poor sanitation and management

✓ Poor quality feed/ feeding abruptly/ feeding lesser ration than expected. 

3. GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD BODY: NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENTS: We are all familiar with this quote – “We are what we eat” which is essentially very true. We need a balanced healthy diet to ensure that our little orchestra of organs is playing the song of life in harmony.

A balanced diet comprises optimum levels of minerals, vitamins, fibers, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and proteins. It is particularly very important to give your pets all the essential nutrients to build up a strong body and stronger immunity right from their puppy phase. Pregnancy on the one hand requires a specifically tailored nutrition plan. Certain ailments such as kidney dysfunction or heart-related problems or any other geriatric problems require well-tailored Nutrition due to the fact that there are already ongoing problems and electrolyte imbalances..

 Here are some nutrients which are important for the development of a good immunity

✓ Vitamins like: Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and B vitamins (Vitamin B complex)

✓ Polyunsaturated fatty acids,

✓ Minerals like: Calcium, Copper, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc etc

Many of these nutrients act as antioxidants which have the ability to protect the immune cells from oxidative damage and help in the building of a strong immune system.

There are certain immunity building supplements termed ‘Immuno-modulators’ or ‘immunity enhancers’ which, along with the food help in building immunity up.

IMMUNO-MODULATORS: these are any substance, biological or synthetic, that can stimulate, suppress, can modulate any component or part of the immune system including both innate and adaptive immunity. They are responsible for the induction of effective and sustained immune responses against infection or disease-causing pathogens..

✓ These modulators help immensely during the growth period of puppies and kittens. They assist in the process of growth and health.

✓ They also modulate immunity and stress caused by external factors. Stress invariably hampers immunity; however, immune modulators help in balancing out the ills caused by stress.

✓ They act as an immunity booster agent, helping the immune system to help the body in fighting pathogens.

 There are various types of immunomodulatory drugs for example-

  1. Immunostimulant modulators [ these help to build immunity by stimulating it]
  2. Immunosuppressants [to reduce unwanted immune response as in certain auto-immune diseases such as SLE]

 Rottweilers are fast growing dogs since they belong to the large-breed category. Coupled with optimum diet and exercise, immunostimulants help build immunity in young growing dogs. Immune-Stimulant Immunomodulators enhances the body’s resistive capability against bacteria, virus, etc pathogens, by enhancing the immune response in pets.

There are many drugs, which act as immune-boosters such as –

✓Curcuma longa: Turmeric [Hindi: Haldi],

✓ Ocimum tenuiflorum: Basil [Hindi: Tulsi], etc.

✓HOMOEOPATHIC VETERINARY MEDICINE:

Canasule No.1: Canasule No.1 is an Immuno-modulator for young pups and kittens. This medicine acts as an immune stimulant by enhancing the body’s resistance against bacteria, viruses, etc. pathogens as well as improving the immune response in pets for their healthy growth and fast development. Young puppies are particularly vulnerable to infectious agents and stress, this medicine helps in the protection of young growing pets from common ailments.

Coupled with a routine vaccination schedule, a good diet, and ample exercise, Canasule No.1 acts as fuel to boost your pets’ immunity. Vaccination is extremely important as it confers immunity to pets [vaccination is done at 6-8 th weekonwards] against deadly viruses. Canasule no.1 coupled with vaccinations and proper dietary consideration boosts immunity and helps your puppy to grow healthier and stronger.

Me & My Vitality Supplement:

Me & My Vitality Supplement: This is a unique supplement for pets experiencing extreme lassitude (inactivity),depression, nervousness, irritability, and other related symptoms. Nurturing the pets to develop a strong immune system by giving them natural boosters to increase their vigour and vitality by providing essential minerals from a young age is very important for their proper growth.

Remember, Rottweilers are gentle giants. They may seem all strong and tough, but they too, need proper care and management. Having a pet is like having a baby, it is a responsibility for a lifetime. Yes, they add joy and colour to our life. It is our responsibility to ensure that they too, lead a happy and healthy life. Immunity is the wall of our body’s fort. The wall needs to be strong at all times so that the fortification does not shake or waver amidst adversities.

Happy Pet Parenting! 

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Treatment of Blood in Pet Urine – Cystigo

Written by Dr. Sakshi Sharma

Case Study:

A 7-year-old castrated male indie dog was reported by his owner to have a 2-months history of pollakiuria and polydipsia (PU/PD) and a 1-month history of intermittent hematuria. Abdominal ultrasonography from the referring veterinarian showed several small calculi and a probable mass in the urinary bladder.

When brought to Goel Vet Pharma helpline it was prescribed a course of Cystigo for a course of 1.5 months, after which the owner noticed an improvement in activity level and the frequency of urination was brought back to 3-5 times a day with no evidence of heamturia after 23 days of treatment. However, the owner did not go for another ultrasonograph after observing a reduction in the symptoms like pollakiuria and a complete absence of hematuria. Case Study:

A 7-year-old castrated male indie dog was reported by his owner to have a 2-months history of pollakiuria and polydipsia (PU/PD) and a 1-month history of intermittent hematuria. Abdominal ultrasonography from the referring veterinarian showed several small calculi and a probable mass in the urinary bladder.

Hematuria:

Hematuria is the presence of blood in a pet’s urine. The two types of hematuria are. gross hematuria—when we can see the blood in the pet’s urine. microscopic hematuria—when we cannot see the blood in the pet’s urine, yet it is seen under a microscope.

If you notice blood in your pet’s urine, it can be both alarming and very worrisome for any pet owner. For many pets, blood in the urine (hematuria) could be caused by a urinary tract infection, or in male pets, a benign prostate problem. Typically when there is blood in your pet’s urine, this is due to inflammation or infection in the urinary tract which could include the upper or lower urinary tract.

Causes Of Blood In Dog Urine

There are many reasons why there may be blood in a pet’s urine, including:

Upper Urinary Tract Causes

Sometimes, hematuria can result from urinary tract issues. Sometimes blood in the urine originates in the upper urinary tract that contains the kidneys.

Some causes of bleeding in the upper urinary tract in pets include:

Kidney Infection

If your pet is urinating blood, one or both of your pet’s kidneys could be infected.

Kidney Stones

While uncommon, kidney stones can affect one or both kidneys resulting in the presence of blood in the urine.

Idiopathic Renal Hematuria

The term “idiopathic” means unknown, so this condition describes an unknown cause for blood in pet urine originating in the kidneys.

Causes could be due to medications, a kidney infection, or immune system issues.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer in pets is rare, but it does happen, and can be a cause for there being blood in your pet’s urine. This cancer is a type of cancer that can either be in the kidneys or spread to other parts of the body.

Renal Telangiectasia

The term “telangiectasia” refers to a condition where multiple small blood vessels are dilated in the kidneys.

Certain breeds, such as Welsh corgis, have a genetic predisposition to this issue, which can lead to blood in the urine.

Lower Urinary Tract Causes

The lower urinary tract includes the bladder and the urethra (the tube that connects the bladder) and allows urine to exit the body.

Causes for blood in the lower UT in pets include the following:

Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are crystals that form in the bladder and can cause inflammation, bleeding, and potential urethral blockages. These “stones” form for a variety of reasons, including diet, genetics, or chronic infections.

Bladder Infection

A lower urinary tract infection (UTI) is by far the most common cause of blood in a pet’s urine. It can be caused by several things, ranging from skin allergies, urethra anatomy, and hormone-related incontinence in spayed females

Bladder Cancer

The symptoms of bladder cancer in pets are similar to UTIs and can cause accidents in the house, blood in the urine, or difficulty urinating.

Prostate Problems

Intact male pets tend to have a higher incidence of prostate problems, and prostate enlargement or infections can cause blood in the urine.

Other Causes

In addition to the cases above, there are some other reasons that could explain why there’s blood in a pet’s urine:

  • Infectious disease (such as bacterial, viral, or disease)
  • Idiopathic causes (unknown)
  • Trauma
  • Chemotherapy can cause hematuria
  • Coagulopathy(this is a condition in which the blood’s ability to clot is impaired, and can cause prolonged or excessive bleeding)
  • A low number of platelets or thrombocytes in the blood (a condition known as thrombocytopenia)
  • Inflammatory disease or vasculitis

How Can I Prevent My Dog From Having Blood In His Urine?

Taking your pet for regular veterinary checkups is the best way to keep your best friend healthy and happy, and to prevent urinary problems. Your veterinarian can tell you if your pet is predisposed to urinary issues, and if so, can test your pet’s urine regularly to make sure your fur-baby is in good health.

It’s also a good idea to monitor your pet’s urinary habits at home, such as observing urination behaviours and habits. If you notice that your pet is urinating more frequently, having difficulty urinating, or “spotting” frequently, contact your veterinarian. These behaviours can be signs of one or more of the medical conditions listed above.

How Is Blood In My Pet’s Urine Treated?

Treatment depends on the specific cause of the blood, and your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics if the issue is a UTI, but in cases where there are other issues, such as bladder cancer or bladder stones, surgery may be recommended.

Hematuria may be caused by a metabolic condition, such as excessive production of steroids by the adrenal glands, or by diabetes. Intact dogs who have a history of hematuria may have an enlarged prostate, in which case the veterinarian may recommend neuter.

Most veterinarians prescribe anti-inflammatory or pain medicine to ease your pets’ discomfort, and may also recommend a change in diet if your pet has urine crystals or bladder stones. Nutrition is a very important approach to managing urinary tract issues in pets, and certain prescription foods can reduce stone formation and optimize urine pH.

CYSTIGO for Pets

Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine

 CYSTIGO for pets is the best remedy in treating symptoms of painful urination (dysuria), frequent urination (polyuria), straining urination (stranguria), excessive thirst (polydipsia), blood in the urine(haematuria). It is also very effective in cases of renal calculi and urinary tract infections in pets.

Key Benefits of Homeopathic Pet Medicines:

  • Over the Counter (OTC) homeopathic medicine that works naturally
  • No side effects, no drug interactions, no contraindications
  • It can be safely used along with other medications
  • Drops work instantly when given onto the tongue

 Signs of red, hot, painful, tenesmus and burning urethra, blood mixed urine, anxiety which is followed by urination, retention of urine while the animal screams and behaves restless, licking of genitals, increased sensitivity of the renal region, profuse urination, increased urge to urinate with severe pain at the end of completing urination, dribbling urine, sharp and burning feeling in the urethra while urinating, incontinence in old dogs followed by involuntary defecation can be better improved with this drug. Signs of retention of urine and dysuria during and after pregnancy, the presence of mucus in the urine, albuminuria, proteinuria, involuntary urination, etc., can be treated with this homeopathic medicine.

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Know What You Can Do to Prevent and Treat Kidney Disease in Dogs

Even though dogs are different, their bodies function similarly to human bodies. Dogs have kidneys to balance nutrients in their bodies and filter out waste.

Kidneys also help control blood pressure, increase red blood cell production, and help calcium metabolize. If kidney function is impaired, it can cause a domino effect of health problems for your pet.

What Causes Kidney Failure in Dogs?

There are many potential causes of kidney failure in dogs, and the exact cause can often be difficult to determine. Some of the more common causes include:

Chronic Kidney Disease:- This is the most common cause of kidney failure in dogs and occurs when the kidneys slowly deteriorate over time. Often there is no specific underlying cause, but genetics may play a role.

Acute Kidney Disease:- This refers to sudden, severe damage to the kidneys due to factors such as dehydration, exposure to toxins, or certain medications.

What Are Some Signs of Kidney Disease in Dogs?

Many different signs may indicate kidney disease in dogs. Some of the more common ones include:

  • Drinking more or less water
  • Change in volume and frequency of urination
  • Loss of interest in playing or interacting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blood in urine
  • Signs of dental disease like pale gums, smelly breath, mouth ulcers

 If you notice any of these signs in your dog, it’s important to take them to the vet for a checkup. Kidney disease can be serious and potentially life-threatening, so early diagnosis and treatment are essential.

How Can Kidney Failure Be Prevented in Dogs?

You can do many things to prevent and treat kidney disease in dogs. Here are some tips:

Some other things you can do to help prevent kidney failure include:

  • Feeding your dog a high-quality diet that is rich in nutrients
  • Avoiding giving your dog table scraps or food that is high in fat
  • Making sure your dog stays hydrated by providing fresh, clean water at all times
  • Exercising your dog regularly
  • Keeping up with your dog’s vaccinations

What You Can Do to Treat Kidney Disease in Dogs?

Cretigo is an effective remedy for treating symptoms of renal impairment such as blood in urine, lethargy, pale gums, ulcers in the mouth, intestinal seizures, significant weight loss, drunken behavior, or uncoordinated movement. Cretigo helps to restore kidney function and maintain creatinine levels in the blood.

Cretigo is a natural and herbal supplement that is safe for dogs. It does not have any side effects and effectively treats kidney disease. Give your dog Cretigo regularly to keep his kidneys healthy and to function properly.

 With proper care and Dr.Goel’sCretigo, many dogs with kidney disease can live long and happy lives!

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Pinch Of Woof And A Dash Of Paw : Bulldog

The one-of-a-kind breed of dog is known for its unique features such as wrinkly-skin, flat face, cute starry eyes, and eyes that are almost-always overflowing with love. Who would deny a cute little bull-dog puppy with shiny eyes? Literally no-one! It’s almost a no-brainer that this breed of dog is known both for its tough looks as well as cute looks. Bulldogs have been a popular choice for adoption for a long time. This breed traces its origins to Old-Britain since records pertaining to bulldogs have been found dating back to the Renaissance era. However, there are some records dating back to the 4th century CE that mention bulldogs. So, all-in-all this breed is quite an ancient one.

In today’s blog, let us take a quick look at the world of bulldogs- the chubby, strong, rough and buff ball of cuteness..

FEATURES: THE POWERFUL DOG- BULLDOG.

Origin: Britain.                              

Size: Medium dog breed

Built : Usually on the obese side or not properly  maintained/walked.

Height : Short- Medium

Coat : standard colours: chocolate, black, white, fawn.

Synonyms: English Bulldog, British Bulldog

Type : Companion dog breed.

Temperament: Calm, Loyal, Loving, Obedient, Smart.

What’s In A Name?

Have you ever wondered why bulldogs are called, well, bulldogs? There’s a little story behind the name that shall clear the clouds of ‘what’s in a name?’ No Shakespearean dramatic story here, though. The name bull-dog, as the word suggests has something to do with the bull. Throughout history, dogs have been reared for a variety of reasons. May it be as a guardian for the sheep herd or as companions for the kids, Dogs were literally all over the place. There used to exist this little game which had made quite a household name, known as ‘Bull Baiting’ ow what exactly was Bull-Baiting?

In this sporting event, the bull would be chained down to the ground rendering the bull with limited mobility. Dogs were specially trained to grab and hold on to the bull’s nose and hold on until either- 1. The dog was pressed against the ground by the bull: a process through which the dog died or 2. The dog pulled the Bull to the ground. Sounds like quite a show. This sporting event was eventually banned owing to Animal Welfare. However, this breed of dog: The Bulldog was especially preferred for this bull-baiting event.

Bull-Mastiffs and other large dogs were used in bull-baiting. However, these dogs were too slow which made the breeders realise that they had to develop a new kind of dog that was both swift and sturdy. Bulldogs carried more of their weight on the front of their body making them less susceptible to injury whenever the bulls tossed them on the ground. Also, owing to their small size, these dogs could easily evade the bulls’ horns. One can imagine the immense strength of bulldogs, for these dogs are quite small compared to the big bull itself, which weighs anywhere between 400-500 Kg or maybe more!

And that’s how this breed got its name! Unique? Definitely. So, to answer the question: What’s in a name? The answer would be- Definitely,‘POWER’.

“It is important to emphasize the fact that, dogs are not aggressive unless and until provoked or programmed to do so. Bulldogs, similarly was bred and taught to fight/race against bulls a few hundred years ago. Thus, bulldogs or any dogs in general are not aggressive unless hurt/provoked.”

Bulldogs are not as physically capable as their ancestors. They have decreased levels of aggression resulting in a far calmer temperament of this breed. They are known for being gentle giants, or gentle companions. They are loving and kind just like other breeds of dogs and are one of the most preferred breeds for adoption.

The Wrinkly Cuteness: Challenges And Wins.

Dogs are usually bred in order to make them more appealing and friendly as companion animals. Bulldogs too, are bred while keeping certain things in mind. Bulldogs have a characteristic set of folds on their face and no, these folds are not insignificant. Bulldogs too, have been bred thoughtfully. As mentioned earlier, these dogs were the prime choice of the bullbaiting club for the bull-baiting game. These folds served the purpose of protecting the face of the bulldog from the blows of bulls’ horns. These folds also acted as channels for blood to flow down the face in order to protect the eyes. These wrinkles are almost always absent at birth and are subsequently developed due to fat deposition under the skin. At around 16-18month of age, these wrinkles become prominent and are a signature feature of the bulldog breed.

However, these dogs are no-longer the same breed of dogs as they were a few hundred years ago. Due to evolution and constant domestication, bulldogs are now much calmer, docile, well-behaved and trained.

These folds however possess a certain challenge for the bulldog parent. Due to excessive humidity, there may be a chance for your pet to develop dermatitis and allergies. Let’s have a quick look into folds: challenges and wins.

Wrinkles: Problems That May Arise

Wrinkle folds can act as a water-humidity trap which may give rise to skin problems such as dermatitis. This type of dermatitis faced by bulldogs is commonly termed skin fold pyoderma. Pyoderma essentially refers to dermatitis [skin inflammation] due to pus – forming bacteria.

Reasons:

  • The wrinkle folds are not cleaned on a regular basis.
  • The wrinkle folds are constantly humid.
  • Your pet has the habit of enjoying the water and enjoys splashing it all over their face as well their surroundings! [may it be via baths/water sprinklers/ water bowls.]
  • You live in a humid city/place which has high air moisture and the environment is constantly warm and humid.

Keen Eye: What Do You Observe?

Due to excessive humidity, secondary bacterial and mixed fungal infections may be set up on the skin, especially in the folds. This may ultimately lead to dermatitis, which in turn may give off a foul smell. Now, our body has various good/commensal bacteria living on the skin. Whenever, these bacteria get a chance to invade the skin, they do so and in this process, they end up setting an infection. Now, the most common infections of the skin are due to Malassezia, and Staphylococcus which are secondary invaders. Here are a few signs that you may notice-

  • FOUL SMELLING ODOUR
  • REDNESS& RASHES: due to infection, there is reddening of the affected skin due to infection and constant irritation.
  • ITCHING AND PAWING THE FACE
  • CONSTANT IRRITATION

Well, how do they set up an infection?

  • Low immunity
  • Minerals and essential vitamins deficiency
  • A breech in skin continuity
  • Concurrent infections
  • Mites/ticks and other ectoparasites
  • Poor endoparasite control measures, etc.

Other Common Places Where This Problem May Arise:

  1. Tail: fold and surrounding region
  2. Skin folds
  3. Face wrinkles
  4. Paws

Cleanse, Detox And Soothe: Taking Care Of The Folds.

Ensure proper cleaning and regular folds. This will ensure proper hygiene as well as promote good skin health. Now it is essential to note that, the health of good skin is not only dependent upon good shampoos/creams but also dependent upon what is in the food. Well, food? Yes, food! Good nutrients ensure that the body’s demands for essential vitamins and minerals are met. Zinc and vitamin A are extremely important for good shiny skin and coat. Vitamin E, Vitamin B-complex and Selenium are important for building good immunity. Immunity has a major role to play in protecting the body against secondary invasions and building up the defence wall.

Apart from internal care, external care is also important. Only when we approach a problem holistically with a broad vision can we tackle the issue swiftly.

Cleanse, Detox And Soothe: Taking Care Of The Folds.

Me & My Aloe Vera Shampoo is one such shampoo which has ingrained all the natural benefits aloevera has to offer. This shampoo is particularly useful for maintaining good fur health as well as dermatitis that needs a gentle nature touch.

The word “aloe” comes from the Arabic term alloeh, which means- A shining bitter substance, and“vera” comes from the Latin word veritas, meaning- truth.Aloe vera contains: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12, and vitamins A,Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, along with Niacin and Folic Acid and acts as a strong antioxidant. It prevents infections and has a mild soothing action on the skin.

Aloe vera has been shown to have a good effect on working against scalp-hair problems such as dandruff. Aloe Vera also has certain anti-fungal properties! Fungal infections are almost always secondary in nature. This type of infection is very common in the wrinkle-folds of bulldogs which may arise due to concurrent skin infections, allergies, rashes or immunity related diseases.

Aloe vera also helps to hydrate, rejuvenate and improve the quality of the fur. Aloe Vera helps to exfoliate dead cells and tissues effectively. This is why aloe vera is considered to be a good ingredient in shampoos-conditioners. Aloe Vera also stimulateshair growth. The Gel substance of aloe vera has a chemically similar composition to that of keratin. Keratin is a protein that is normally found in skin,hair, nails, etc. and which is why, good hair health is promoted by Aloe Vera.

Me & My Aloe Vera Shampoo is one such shampoo which has ingrained all the natural benefits aloevera has to offer. This shampoo is particularly useful for maintaining good fur health. It cleanses the coat properly, leaving behind, shiny, bright and soft fur. ME & MY Aloe Vera Dogs Shampoo is a gentle yet thorough cleansing shampoo that removes dirt, grime, and odour without being harsh on the skin or coat. Ensure that you wash and clean the wrinkle folds once a week with Me& My aloe vera shampoo or clean the folds once a couple of days with dry soft cotton towel/ tissue. If you stay in a humid environment, ensure that you are cleaning the folds often as this may prevent unnecessary infections and inflammation.

Me & My Aloe Vera Shampoo is paraben free thus, it is as effective as it is safe. It is pH adjusted and free of parabens, and sulphates. This shampoo also smells good and the long-lasting fragrance has a wonderful aroma on for days, keeping your dog smelling fresh.

Bulldogs are gentle and loving dogs. They are exactly the way they are raised. They are kind souls who are extremely protective of their families and owners. Wrinkle folds add to the overall cuteness quotient of bulldogs and thus, next time when your furry friend is due for a bath, make sure that you clean and address the folds on the face, back and near the tail with Me & My Aloe Vera -Gentle, Paraben Free and Soothing shampoo.

HAPPY PET PARENTING!