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Skin Issues French Bulldog

Updated: Jan 24

If your Frenchie has a skin problem, watch for these signs:

  • Scratching a lot

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Sores

  • Bald spots

  • Dandruff

  • Dull or dry coat

  • Ear infections

  • Bad smell




Common Causes of Skin Problems in French Bulldogs


  1. Allergies: Food and things in the environment can make your Frenchie itch and have skin issues.

  2. Parasites: Bugs like fleas and mites can cause redness, itching, and even hair loss.

  3. Infections: Fungal or bacterial infections can happen, causing redness, swelling, and sores.

  4. Autoimmune Disorders: Sometimes, the immune system attacks the skin, causing small lesions that get worse over time.

  5. Hormonal Imbalances: As French Bulldogs get older, they might have dry or patchy skin due to hormone problems.


Both food and environmental allergens are common causes of skin problems in Frenchies.

While allergies can sometimes cause respiratory symptoms in dogs, as they do in humans, it’s more common for allergies to express themselves as dermatological problems in pets.


How to Treat Skin Problems

First get your Frenchie seen by a vet.

A variety of treatments exist for skin problems in dogs including medicated baths, topical ointments, creams, antibacterial or antifungal treatments, immunosuppressive medications, anti-itch medications, immunotherapy as well as prescription hypoallergenic diets.

But your vet will need to find the main reason first to sort to best treatment.

For example, if your Frenchie has food allergies, baths won't fix that.

Once they figure out why your dog has skin trouble, they will suggest a plan to help them feel better.

This plan might include treatments, fixing the main problem, and changes in their routine to help them get better and help prevent the problem from recurring.


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