Prince

Prince

Age: 6 months

Weight: 25 lbs. and growing

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Good with other dogs?: Yes. Plays well with other dogs!!

Good with cats? yes

Good with children? yes

Activity Preference: Needs a couple walks a day., Needs in-house activities, Low maintenance overall but needs quality outside time., Will go with the flow

IQ: Smart Prince’s favorite things: He loves to snuggle. He loves playing with toys. A very affectionate dog. likes to sit for treats. Prince is good at: meeting people, meeting dogs, staying in a crate, behaving in the house, going for car rides, making me feel safe, cuddling, playing, catching balls/frisbee, following commands Ideal home: another dog, children, someone at home most of the day, a fenced yard, Lots of exercise opportunities Training Needs: leash training Health issues:  Skin is a bit dry and flakey in areas but he loves getting coconut oil rubbed on him. Supplements for skin. Read bottom for details. Meet Prince Prince is the best dog. He is doing well being house Broken but still has a few accidents. He has a great personality and is very responsive in training. Overall he is a great dog. Very affectionate, loves playing with toys and has never chewed on anything else but his toys. He likes to be outside but needs work walking on a leash. I have fallen in love with him. He sits to get his treats and shows no aggression over food.He is just the best dog. He is a bit shy around strangers but warms up quickly. He is not a noisy dog but barks at loud noises and sometimes people walking by when they are loud but he responds well to getting him to stop barking. He loves being around other dogs and people. About Prince’s skin condition: Ichthyosis American Bulldog Etiology: This breed has a nonepidermolytic ichthyosis that arises from an insertion upstream of the NIPAL4 gene.5,11 This gene is responsible for the synthesis of ichthyin, a protein involved in epidermal lipid metabolism.11 Based on allele frequencies, an estimated 5.4% of American bulldogs are affected with ichthyosis and 34% are carriers.5 Clinical Signs: Affected puppies have a disheveled haircoat and generalized soft, white scales.5 In a study of 32 affected American bulldogs, all were identified within 1– 2 weeks of birth because of these characteristic dermatologic changes.5  Prince’s skin is totally under control with coconut oil and Omega Fatty Acid pills. SPECIFIC THERAPY No specific therapy exists. All therapy is supportive. Topical therapy can be used to treat scaling and improve skin barrier function.1 Initially, baths may be required q 2-4 days using a shampoo that contains ingredients that help break apart keratin and soften the scale (e.g. 2% sulfur and salicylic acid).1 To increase skin hydration, use moisturizers and emollients. Moisturizers and emollients restore the skin barrier and prevent water loss.1 Anecdotally, baby oil may also be added to the bath water to help smooth the coat.  To improve the skin barrier, topical essential oil and fatty acid products can be applied once weekly.   PLEASE READ: Adopters will not be considered without completing an application. Please visit www.AmericanBulldogRescue.org to apply! Remember – Adoption is always the best option! If you can’t help by adopting a homeless pet, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to American Bulldog Rescue, 4 Terry Drive, Suite 1D Newtown, PA 18940 or paypal AmericanBulldogRescue@verizon.net. We cannot place dogs in homes with children under 10 unless that dog has lived with kids or is in a foster home with kids. Thank you.

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