HOW TO TREAT ITCHY SKIN, BUMPS AND HOT SPOTS CAUSED BY BACTERIAL SKIN INFECTIONS
1. VISIT YOUR VET FOR A SKIN SCRAPE
Generally your vet will prescribe antibiotics to treat fungal and bacterial infections
Many dog breeds are likely to get skin infections, hot spots, red, itchy and irritated skin. Many of the bully breeds are especially susceptible to …
ANTIBIOTICS MAY NOT WORK
Many dogs, especially the bully breeds have developed resistance to methicillin. At the very same time, methicillin resistant bacteria has been increasingly found in recurring skin issues. Meaning, some bacterial skin infections may not respond to antibiotics.
2. WASH 3X WEEKLY USING A 4% CHLORHEXIDINE SHAMPOO
We use Curaseb. Lather up your bull and scrub into coat, especially affected areas. Let it marinate. This is the main mistake made when bathing with medicated shampoo, many use it and rinse it off within a couple minutes.
Let it soak into the skin and for the medication activate. Drink a beer, have a smoke, go yell at your neighbors kids.. do whatever you want, but let it sit and soak in for at least 10 minutes.
AFTER 10 MINUTES, RINSE OFF MEDICATED SHAMPOO
Rinse medication off of your American Bully, Pit Bull, Bulldog or related breed dog/puppy with water.
DRY OFF WITH TOWEL
No shit right? Unfortunately, this is the internet and people do dumb shit. We have to mention it. Be careful not to over dry.
3. FOLLOW WASH WITH ANTISEPTIC & ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICATED SPRAY
After drying off your dog, follow with an antiseptic and anti-fungal medicated spray. PetMD on Amazon works really well. Spray problem areas. Be generous.
GET RID OF ANY ON ALL PARASITES
Your dog should already be on flea & tick prevention. If they are not, ask your vet about starting them on prevention. In addition to protection from fleas and ticks, recent studies have shown effectiveness with skin conditions as well.
4. START YOUR DOG ON NEXGARD OR BRAVECTO
Still not finding relief? Add Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar to your dogs water or mix 50/50 solution (that’s half water, half Apple Cider Vinegar) into a spray bottle and spray onto your dog.
5. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR DOGS
A NATURAL FLEA KILLER
Apple cider vinegar is anatural flea and tick repellent. At one point or another, you'll likely have to deal with your dog getting fleas. The pests exist everywhere, even in climates you wouldn't expect. Many pet parents don't love the idea of a monthly chemically based prevention medicine, but obviously still want Fido to be flea and tick free. Here's where ACV comes in.
Spraying your dog with a 50/50 solution of ACV and water before they go outside is an effective way to prevent fleas and ticks from making landfall on your dog's fur.
Additionally, in many parts of the country, you may need extra protection during flea and tick season. ACV keeps the pH levels in the dog's blood slightly acidic which fleas detest. Therefore, dog owners have found that adding 2 tablespoons of ACV to their pet's food or water does the trick!
RELIEVING ITCHY SKIN WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
If you have a dog who can't seem to find relief from itchy skin, ACV may be able to help. Apple cider vinegar ACV can help soothe and relieve rashes caused by yeast. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar has the ability to prevent the spread of yeast and prevent yeast infections from developing.
We use Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
6. SWITCH TO A LIMITED INGREDIENT, HIGH QUALITY DOG FOOD
If none of this works, your dog may have an allergy to something in his/her diet. Switch to a hypoallergenic, limited ingredient dog food. You can find a list of the top foods for dogs with food allergies, along with unbiased reviews and rankings of the best foods in every category on DogFoodAdvisor.com
You can also sign up for recall alerts. When their is a dog food recall you will receive an email. This is quick, easy and may prevent your dog from getting sick.
7. FORTA FLORA PROBIOTIC
Common canine allergies that produce skin inflammation are typically flea, environmental (mold, pollen, grass) or food allergies. Telltale signs that a dog is suffering a skin allergy include:
Constant scratching and biting at “hot spots” (sometimes accompanied by sneezing, coughing and runny nose)
Providing extensive support to the optimal functioning of a dog’s digestive system are certain beneficial bacteria necessary for preventing “bad” bacteria from proliferating. When an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria exists in the canine intestines and stomach, dogs suffer can suffer from a wide variety of illnesses, from chronic ear infections and accelerated tooth decay to irritable bowel syndrome and painful skin allergies.
Probiotics offer effective, gentle relief for dogs suffering skin allergies by restoring balance to bacteria levels in the GI tract which can directly and significantly improve immune system functioning. Containing none of the harsh, synthetic chemicals found in prescription medications, probiotics eliminate allergies by improving the health of the GI tract with the natural, fresh bacteria needed to maintain a dog’s overall good health and well-being.
Follow these Steps & Your Dog Should Be Back to Themselves Soon!
Keep treating the skin for a week after the skin has cleared up to prevent recurrence.
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Omega can be reserved either by Contacting us, or by contacting Venomline South. Our second branch is located in Sparta, NC. Both Matt & Alisa are representatives of Venomline and are always in communication to better serve all of our Customers.
One of the Top Producing Studs in the World: Louis V son- Venom, is going head to head with one of Grand Champion Chumper’s best daughters, and one of the bulliest females in the World, Swizz.
This is Swizz’s 1st litter, and the crazy part is Swizz was only 10 months old in the photos below, and only 15 months old in the video below. Now at a year and a half old, this is a 75lb female on a Pocket frame, with a 24" head.
That just doesn’t happen on a female. It definitely doesn’t happen on a Pocket female, and I can honestly say that I’ve personally never seen it on a Pocket Female that’s clean enough to win in the Show Ring.
Swizz got the majority of her points toward ABKC Champion in her 1st outing and 2 Majors
This girl is on another level entirely, she’d out stack about 95% of the Studs out right now.. if we could find any willing to stack next to her.
LOUIS V LINE'S VENOM
2018 Stud of The Year
2018 BULLY KING Magazine Mascot
2018 World Canine Association (WCA) Official Mascot
2018 UBN Registry Mascot
2018 Top Producing Stud
2017 American Bully Embassy Magazine Stud Of The Year Runner Up
• 2018 BULLY KING Magazine Mascot • 2018 World Canine Association (WCA) Official Mascot • 2018 UBN Registry Mascot • 2018 Top Producing Stud • 2017 American Bully Embassy Magazine Stud Of The Year Candidate
Stud Fee: 5K w/1K Deposit • 4K Paid In Full Discount **International Shipping Available** Discounted Bulk Orders
June 1st his Fee will be Raised to $7500, then he will Permanently Closed later in the year. He will remain Open for International Customers
“Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow: First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink.]
But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget.. no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs.. never feed him after midnight.” He will multiply.
For those of you reading this too young to get that reference, do yourself a favor and watch Gremlins the 80's Classic. We didn't have the special effects that you're used to, but the movies were better.
Venom has proven again just how consistent a Stud he is, producing yet another exact replica in his son Mini Chunk. It's scary how similar these guys are. Anyways, here's some pics from the father/son duo's day at the park. They had a blast together and finished the afternoon with a nap together on the couch.
Four different kennels from across the country travel thousands of miles to sunny South Florida to check out Top Stud Louis V Line’s Venom, complete some top level breedings, and pick up their pups from the first ever 2X Venom litter.
While many kennels bicker and blast each other on Facebook, Texas Size Bullies has teamed up with some of the top kennels in the country for some incredible breedings. Most recently teaming up with Florida breeder Guardian Angel Bullies.
These are guys you won’t find bad mouthing other breeders on social media, debating dogs they don’t own or going live talking about everybody’s business but their own.. They’re too busy working to produce their vision of the perfect Pocket Bully.
Without the over heavily bulldog look, limousine backs, feet facing different sides of the equator or front and back ends in different classes.. These are functional bulls. But make no mistake, these are boned up Pocket Bullies with exaggerated features that exude breed type.. minus the slop that seems to be so prevalent in the exotic community.
Venom (Chunk) and Mia had so much fun playing together they had to physically be carried in, because they refused to come inside.
But the 2018 Mascot wasn’t finished for the day just yet..
After traveling to Bradenton, FL, Texas Size Bullies headed down south to West Palm Beach where it was time to meet Maya Bully Kennel’s Alex Ramirez & his family, who made the drive from Minnesota to South Florida to meet Venom and pick up their own little female Venom clone “Chunkette” from the 1st ever 2X Venom litter.
You can follow MBK Kennels on Instagram to keep up with her HERE
The entire litter (2X Venom) was one for the books. Extremely consistent across the board. Every pup had a scissor bite, there were no kinks, and all had good toplines and were very clean dogs on top of being extremely short, compact and bully.
Finally back at the house, it was time for Matt to get some rest before meeting the Cuevas family. They were in route traveling from South Carolina to use Venom at Stud.
After knocking out the breeding with Ernie and meeting the Cuevas family, Matt decided to eat some BBQ and relax before meeting Juan at 4 pm for photos and another Stud Service.
After that, Matt was able to spent time with family and Chunk slept like a baby. At least until 10PM when Texas Size Bullies partner Darryl was coming over to pick up XENA
GoPro Film & Pics Shot The Following Weekend
Venomline’s Wynter Snow aka “Lil Ting”
Venomline’s Tito “Savage” 2X Venom at 6 months
Xena (Mye-Stro Meets Venom) at 5 months
We also had Guardian Angel Bullies & Dawghouse Bullies bring out their Venom offspring.
Swizz is training for upcoming shows with our handlers, Khaleesi is resting after her litter & Moana & Rampage are in Chicago & can’t make this one but should have some updated video of them soon.
Mrs. Swizz at 10 months
Khaleesi (Venom X Ch Karma)
Moana (Venom X Fergie)
Rampage 2X Venom (Venom X Moana) Pictured at 4 months
Omega is putting weight back on and we’ll do an updated photo shoot/video on him soon,
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