Bulldog And French Bulldogs Pain And Pain Control

By: Dr. Roy Kraemer |
DVM, Bulldog Specialist Veterinarian

Bulldogs and French bulldog’s pain and pain control must be addressed at every level of veterinary care.

Our perception of pain and how it affects our precious pets have dramatically changed.

Owners of bulldogs and French bulldogs being more aware of pain and its influence on their pets’ quality of life has enabled us to implement effective pain management and elevate the standard of care.

Overlooked Painful Medical Conditions In Bulldogs

Some of the most overlooked and painful conditions in bulldogs and French bulldogs are:

  • Bulldog Ear Infections
  • Bulldogs Tail Pocket Skin Fold Infections
  • Bulldog Oral and Dental Disease
  • Bulldog Chronic Arthritis
  • Bulldog Urinary Tract Infections
  • Anal Gland Impaction

Bulldog Cycle of Pain and its Consequences

Untreated pain can initiate a vicious cycle leading to hypersensitivity, stress, and anxiety, further intensifying pain and hindering healing.

Additionally, these negative emotions may contribute to behavioral problems and reduced interaction with owners.


 Thus, controlling pain in a timely manner is important.

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Pain PRESENTATION:

  • Reduced Activity and Limping
  • Panting, Rapid Breathing, and vocalizing (crying)
  • Shaking, Quivering, and Abnormal Sleeping
  • Behavior Changes: Grumpy
  • Appetite changes
  • Hide, or Seek Attention, does not want to be touched
  • Urinating and Defecating in the house


To prevent emotional and physical distress, pain and pain control must begin early.

Bulldog Pain and Multimodal Pain Management Approach:

Effectively addressing pain in bulldogs and French bulldogs requires a multimodal approach, incorporating various strategies based on the cause and severity of the pain.

I recommend a holistic, multimodal approach that combines traditional treatments with

  • New-age therapies
    • Stem Cell Therapy
    • PRP Therapy
    • Laser Therapy
  • Weight management
  • Quality diet
  • Acupuncture

  • FDA-approved CBD (cannabidiol) Oils and THC(tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • Balanced nutritional management
  • Pain control RX:
    • NSAID’S
    • Analgesics 
  • Physical therapy: Gentle exercises and stretches can enhance mobility and joint function, reducing pain and discomfort.
  • Environmental modifications:
    • comfortable bedding
    • temperature control
  • Therapeutic bully supplements

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In line with the “do no harm” rule, it is essential to engage in comprehensive research and exclusively procure from reputable pharmacies that provide FDA-approved products.

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Bulldogs and French Bulldogs experience pain similarly to humans and should receive adequate pain control for both chronic and acute conditions.

Bulldogs are wired to conceal pain, a pre-domestication evolutionary advantage.

Pain management for bulldogs should always be provided, including:

  • Pre- and post-surgery
  • Dental procedures


Dr. R. J. Kraemer:

With a specialization in Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and other Brachycephalic breeds, Dr. Kraemer has dedicated his career to educating the bulldog community about the breed’s unique medical and surgical requirements. These encompass preventive care and wellness, customized anesthesia, and employing a multimodal approach to address their unique medical conditions.

Some of the breed-specific medical issues he focuses on include:.

• Airway obstructive disease
• Orthopedics, disc and back
• Ear canal disease
• Skin and allergies
• Skinfold moist dermatitis
• Eyes and eyelid abnormalities
• Pain and stress control
• Dietary, digestion, and supplementation

Dr. Kraemer is also a leading provider of cutting-edge regenerative and alternative medicine, for services such as stem cell therapy, laser, and PRP.

Additionally, he maintains a longstanding relationship with Bulldog Rescue, contributing funds and providing shelter, medical, and surgical expertise.

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