Bull Terrier Allergies
Bull Terrier allergies are usually very mild. In the beginning, there are more frequent wheezing and a slight itching and scratching of the eyes, nose, and skin. The bite of the dog’s teeth and the possibility of getting the dog’s saliva in the eye should be taking into consideration to avoid an eye infection.
There is no need to get a Bull Terrier to live with allergies, as the animal may die from the allergies as a dog gets older. The Bull Terrier can easily become hypersensitive to pollen and other allergens. Allergies in the Bull Terrier are more likely to develop in the first year of their life. Be sure to avoid the breed when possible for the first two years.
Since bull terriers have floppy ears, the allergies are often noticed in the ears. These allergies are more common during the spring or summer months. Make sure that the dogs are kept dry, not left outside in excessive heat. Allow the dogs to bathe in the cold months, after the breeding season. This will help to prevent the bull terrier from becoming easily irritated with damp environments.
Sometimes the bull terrier is allergic to animal hair. The most common allergens are cows, grasses, and animals. Wool coatings must be removed before the animal is brought into a home where there is a chance that the dog could be allergic to the skin. Covering the animals will make it easier for the owner to avoid the dog.
One of the causes of Bull Terrier’s allergies is the puppy mill. Puppy mills provide nothing but misery to the bull terrier, who is essentially brought up in these conditions. A Bull Terrier that was brought up in a dog kennel is going to be more susceptible to allergies.
Sometimes a Bull Terrier is allergic to latex. Dogs are often exposed to dust mites, mold, and even eggs by being kept in rooms where there is little air circulation. The dogs should be kept on a daily basis out of these conditions, especially if the breeding season is just coming. Pets should never be kept in an environment where there is a constant buildup of dust mites.
Some breeds of dogs are more prone to allergies than others. Like in the case of the Bulldogs, these are Bulldogs that were exposed to fleas long ago. They are not able to get rid of the fleas and the immune system is weak to the flea’s allergen.
If you do have allergies, your Bull Terrier could be more susceptible to allergies. You may want to consult your veterinarian for more information on Bull Terrier’s allergies.