Lethal Acrodermatitis (LAD)
Lethal Acrodermatitis (LAD) is a very rare condition known only in Bull Terriers. It is a condition that does not allow zinc to be absorbed in their systems and cannot be supplemented without drastic results.
Only in the last few years has it been known that they can actually live comfortable lives with the assistance of medications, soaks and loving care. I personally have 2 girls with this condition and they are the most precious animals I have ever owned.
Their unique personalities, antics and simply their all around presence is so endearing I can’t imagine life without one.
There are on going studies in the UK and USA to try and determine the gene responsible for this condition to enable breeders to be able to test before breeding but until that time these precious angels are popping up all over the world and with the help of some very special people we are caring for these babies in the best way possible. To learn more about this condition and how we are treating them we have a Facebook Group as well as a website. If anyone suspects their bull terrier may have LAD please contact us for assistance.