What Helped My Pitbulls Skin Condition
I have owned a couple pitbulls in my life, they seem to all have one minor issue, they have skin defects and are prone to rashes and other skin problems. I have been able to find a few different prevention and treatment methods that help minimize these discomforts, I will tell you the story of my first pit, she was a UKC registered pitbull that I purchased at 10 weeks old from a local breeder. Most people really take for granted the health of a puppy if they get it from a responsible breeder, even the best puppies still have can small health defaults.
At first everything was going smoothly as she was adjusting to her new home. Until I started to notice her biting at her skin, she continued to do so for a few days before I started to really pay close attention. When I got to look closely under her belly had turned a shade of Pink! It was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen. There was also small red bumps caused by her biting and scratching the irritation.
Treatment can be as simple as changing the bed they sleep in, or the food they eat. Paying close attention to your pit’s surrounding can find a quick solution rather than spending tons of money on expensive treatment, try the simple stuff first. If the condition continues to not improve take them to the vet, where they should do a skin test to see if it’s something more serious. In most cases, like mine it’s not.
In my case I found it was simply the blanket she was sleeping on that caused her skin to get irritated. Simple as changing the blanket to a different fabric helped resolve the situation. After a few days the condition improved, and after about 3 weeks all signs of irritation and redness disappeared and returned to normal.
If your pitbull happens to nibble at their skin and causes minor cuts and scars, I advise to read this article that goes into detail about pitbulls with skin conditions it really helped the injuries recover, and make her more comfortable in the long run and it showed me how I can use organic products like organic coconut oil to help heal my dogs skin.
I spent a total of $15 to get her skin back to normal, in most cases it doesn’t even take that. Skin conditions are common and typically an easy fix. If conditions still don’t improve take them to an experienced vet that has dealt with dogs that have had bad skin conditions in the past but I doubt you will ever have to do that.