‘Scratching’ The Surface – Life with Bulldogges
Bulldogges. For those of you who call one “family” you know what I'm talking about!
Skin: Itchy, scratchy and dry. Who would ever think such a ruggedly built pup could be so sensitive? “Allergies, Dermatitis, Hot spots! Oh my!"
Not to say all Bulldogges have issues, but they are certainly prone to them. It is such a unique breed full of joyful hilarity, gobs of love, and slobber. It's so hard to watch them suffer.
When I became a "New Bulldogge Mom" I didn't know much about them except that they were known to be wonderfully affectionate. I have Leavitt Bulldogges, which are not squat like English Bulldogs nor as short snouted. Generally, they are healthier, too. The Leavitt is loyal, stubborn at times, and a lover of all things. Unfortunately, they in turn are loved by bacteria and yeasts. Ears! What Misery!
My dog suffered from chronic ear infections. I made a zillion (slight exaggeration) visits to the vet, and spent a huge amount on prescriptions (not an exaggeration), only to have the infection return. I was extremely frustrated and felt so bad for my poor pup. I needed to take action. But what to do? I spent some sleepless nights worrying about him. One night I actually dreamed that I started my own Natural Pet Care line. I even dreamt the name and the logo. The next day I signed up for school to get my certification in Natural Pet Care.
My love for animals knows no bounds. As a child, my sister and I would bring home stray dogs, cats and even mice. Apparently, the apple didn't fall far from the tree because my mother took in everything we brought home, excluding the mice (she had her limits).
Going back to school was something I'd never thought I'd do. But to help animals, the decision was an easy one. I read, I researched, read some more. The idea that I was going to be able to help my dog and others like him made me feel so good. I was excited to start developing my own products that would be safe and effective and natural. I focused on wound care and skin issues.
Once I received my certification, I went to my little kitchen in Vermont and began working on my maiden product Bulldogge Nation Miracle Balm. It is not only for Bulldogges, but for all breeds and ages. My goal was to create a natural alternative that was ultra-healing, but didn't break the bank, or have harsh chemicals. Mission accomplished! It truly is, and continues to be, a labor of love.
For more information, we'd love for you to visit our website at: www.bulldoggenation.com