Category: Health & Care

Stress in Bulldogs: Signs and How to Deal with It

Does your clingy Bulldog remain unusually aloof lately? Such changes in behavior are signs of stress in Bulldogs. Like in humans, stress can negatively affect your Bulldog’s health.   Your Bulldog can get stressed due to various reasons, including the following.  Changes in routine  Presence of unfamiliar items, people, or pets at home Moving to new homes …

Fat Bulldog: How To Deal With Bulldog Obesity

Do you have a fat Bulldog? Nearly half of the dogs in the United States are overweight. Unfortunately, Bulldogs are one of the breeds that are prone to obesity. Other breeds that are prone to gaining weight include Dachshunds, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Basset Hounds, and Pugs.  Obesity is …

4 Common Cancers in Bulldogs

Are you familiar with the most common cancers in Bulldogs? Cancer can strike any dog no matter the breed or age. However, Bulldogs rank 23rd among dog breeds with the highest incidence of cancer.  Cancer is a serious threat. However, detecting cancer early can help save your Bulldog’s life. Thus, it …

Bulldog Chewing Paws: Causes and Prevention

What would you do if you see your Bulldog chewing paws incessantly? Exhibiting such behavior looks odd and it can also make your pet’s paws raw, sore, and painful. To stop your Bulldog from chewing his paws, you must learn the different reasons why they do it.   Anxiety May Be Behind Your Bulldog Chewing Paws …

Bulldog Hot Spots: Treatment and Prevention

Bulldog hot spots are painful and itchy areas caused by different factors. Also known as acute moist dermatitis, these hot spots suddenly show up on dog’s skin especially in areas that are prone to moisture, such as the neck, hips, and in between skin folds. Appearing as red …

Bulldog Allergies: Avoiding Food Allergies in Bulldogs

Food allergies in Bulldogs are more widespread than any other canine breed due to their genetic makeup. As a responsible pet parent, you must be aware of common Bulldog allergies and how to tackle them.  Cheap dog food – especially those with generic or unlabeled meat source – can cause …

Cystinuria in Bulldogs

Straining to pee is the most visible signs of Cystinuria in Bulldogs. Cystinuria is a hereditary condition in which the kidney is unable to process cystine, an amino acid, correctly. This leads to the formation of cystine stones and can cause blockage in the kidney, bladder, or ureter.    Canine cystinuria can be of three types – Type I …

8 Signs of Bulldog Hip Dysplasia

According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, the prevalence rate of Bulldog hip dysplasia is the highest among all dog breeds. From 1974 to 2016, it detected hip dysplasia in 71.8% of the 844 Bulldogs surveyed. Genetics and joint malformations are known to contribute to the prevalence of …

Dry Eyes in Bulldogs: Causes and Treatment

Immune problems, medications, surgery to treat a cherry eye, and congenital defect are among the most important causes of dry eyes in Bulldogs. This condition is also known as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) and it typically happens to middle-aged Bulldogs with decreased tear production. A Bulldog’s tear glands have …

Bulldog Puppy Vaccination: What Vaccines Does Your Bulldog Must Have?

Have you brought home a cute Bulldog puppy? Be mindful of the importance of inoculation and stick to your Bulldog puppy vaccination schedule. It entails more significance when you are a new parent. Dog vaccinations are an essential part of a pet care regimen to ensure your puppy’s …

Pyometra in Bulldogs: An Owner’s Guide

Pyometra – “pyo” means pus and “metra” stands for uterus – refers to the thickening of the uterine lining and it leads to the accumulation of bacterial and infective fluid in the uterus. It is vital to treat pyometra in Bulldogs as soon as possible. The disease is …

Canine Parvovirus in Bulldogs: 10 Must-Know Things

Canine parvovirus in Bulldogs is a deadly disease that may kill an infected young puppy in 72 hours. With on-schedule vaccination and proper care, you can prevent the virus from harming your pet. Parvovirus in Bulldogs #1: How Does it Affect Your Pet Canine parvovirus is highly contagious. …

FAQs About Highly-Fatal Canine Distemper in Bulldogs 

Canine distemper in Bulldogs turns more severe, as these brachycephalic dogs – with the short-broad skulls that make breathing a difficult process – are prone to respiratory distress. With no direct cure, it is hard to alleviate this deadly, systemic, and contagious viral disease and about 80% of …

Bloating in Bulldogs: A Guide for Prevention, Treatment

Bloating in Bulldogs is a serious and often becomes a fatal disease that can happen in dogs irrespective of any age. Known as Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) in medical annals, Bloat can be painful for your pet and easily kill him in a few hours. Also referred to as gastric torsion, twisted stomach, or stomach torsion, it is the second most common cause of death in senior dogs after cancer.  …

Tips To Prevent, Treat Antifreeze Poisoning in Bulldogs

Antifreeze products used in cars contain ethylene glycol, an organic compound that can easily poison and kill pets. As little as 8 tablespoons of antifreeze can kill a 48-pound Bulldog. Even small amounts of antifreeze are toxic to your dog’s organs, including kidneys, liver, and the brain. Preventing …