Q. My French bulldog is 8 months old. I noticed her skin getting flared up at times and her also having red bumps on her. What could cause this?
A. It may be infection (bacterial or yeast), parasites (mites or fleas) or sensitivities or allergies. Have her seen by your vet for a diagnosis. This can be done by direct exam, skin scrapes or cultures. Consider adding an essential fatty acid to the diet. EFAs are usually fish oil supplements. They promote healthy skin/coat and may decrease inflammation. Search www.pet360.com for products or discuss a specific supplement with your veterinarian.