New Advancement in Bulldog Preventive Care

By: Dr. Roy Kraemer |
DVM, Bulldog Specialist Veterinarian
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Advancements in veterinary medicine, surgery, critical care, wellness, and preventive care have made significant strides […]

Advancements in veterinary medicine, surgery, critical care, wellness, and preventive care have made significant strides in the past few decades. Here are some of the key notables:

Advancements in veterinary medicine

Advancement in Infectious Disease Prevention / VACCINES

Updated Recommendations:

BOSSTERS FREQUENCY:  Traditional annual boosters are now recommended only every three years for most vaccines.

VIRAL TITER TESTING: A viral titer test can be conducted instead of automatic boosters. If the test shows sufficient immunity, the booster can be skipped.

NON-CORE NICHE VACCINES:
These niche vaccines are only recommended based on geographic location and specific circumstances:

  • Lyme vaccine
  • Influenza
  • Leptospirosis
  • Kennel cough
  • Rattlesnake venom
  • Giardia
 

It is important to note that the bulldog breed is highly sensitive to vaccination; therefore, over-vaccination is not recommended.

Vaccines in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Advancement in Bulldog Parasite Prevention

Over the past two decades, there has been a shift from toxic dips and marginally effective shampoos to safer, more convenient, and more effective options. These modern treatments:

  • Are applied at home
  • Come as oral treats or topical applications
  • Offer 4 to 12 weeks of protection
  • Often provide all-in-one protection against
    • fleas
    • roundworms
    • hookworms,
    • tapeworms
    • sarcoptic mange
    • Demodex mites
    • heartworms

bulldog and French bulldog Demodex skin mite

Advancement in Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm prevention has advanced significantly and is now available in multiple forms:

  • Annual one-time injection
  • Quarterly injections
  • Quarterly chews
  • Monthly chews or topicals
bulldog heartworm under the microscope

Pet Insurance Advancement

Twenty years ago, pet insurance was either nonexistent or extremely limited. Today, our pet owners enjoy a selection of many national pet insurance companies to choose from. Those pet insurance companies offer affordable, customized plans, making them accessible to many pet owners.

To prevent the rejection of a claim on the grounds of a pre-existing condition, buy the insurance as early as possible.

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Pet Wearables for Health Monitoring

Pet wearables have become increasingly popular for daily health monitoring. These devices usually offer:

  • VITALS: Track vital signs such as
    • heart rate
    • respiration rate
    • temperature
  • MONITOR: Monitor activity levels to ensure pets get enough exercise
  • DEDECT: Detect potential health issues early by observing changes in behavior or physical activity
  • INTEGRATE: Integrate with smartphones, personal computers, and medical teams, offering alerts and medical data software

Pet Wearables for Health Monitoring

Pet ID and Tracking Devices Advancements

Technological advancements have improved pet identification and tracking, ranging from simple microchips to advanced GPS tracking devices.

Bulldog ID and Tracking

Online Veterinary Authoritative Content Advancements:

With abundant online information, pet owners can take preventive measures more effectively.

DR. KRAEMER’S VET4BULLDOG.COM

Dr. Kraemer’s Vet4Bulldog provides authoritative information specifically for bulldog owners. The resources include:

  • EXCLUSIVE INSIDE INFORMATION: Expert information, medical and surgical tips & warnings exclusive to our “prevention over RX” bulldog community
  • PREVENT & TREAT: Breed-Specific Prevent & Treat Articles
  • Q&A: Bulldog owner’s questions answered by Dr. Kraemer
  • BLOG: Dr. Kraemer’s Bully Blog
  • BULLY NEWSLETTER: Dr. Kremer’s Free Bully Monthly Newsletters
  • VISUAL AID: Educational photos and how-to videos
  • SOCIAL  MEDIA: Interactive social media posts (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • YOUTUBE: A dedicated YouTube channel
  • BULLY THERAPEUTIC STORE: Dr. Kraemer’s specialty line of bully therapeutics combines a wide range of tailor-made topicals, supplements, and nutraceuticals

These resources cover a wide range of preventive care topics, helping pet owners stay informed and proactive about their pets’ health.

Dr. Kraemer Bulldog Specialist

Specialty Veterinarian Advancements

In the past, veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot embodied the general practice model, but today, specialization is increasingly common even at the general practice level. Examples include:

  • Feline-only practice
  • Exotic animals (snakes, gerbils)
  • Bird-only practice
  • Holistic care
  • Mobile and at-home euthanasia
  • Overnight emergency and ambulance services
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Bulldog and Fr. Bulldog specialty practice

Bulldog and French Bulldog Specialty Advancements:

Dr. Kraemer has founded a bulldog medicine and surgery specialty practice. His multimodal approach includes preventive and regenerative medicine such as:

  • In-house stem cell therapy and PRP
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic therapy
  • In-house orthopedic specialty
  • Ultrasound and cardiology services
  • Bulldog soft tissue surgery
    • Elongated Soft Palate
    • Stenotic Nares
    • Everted Laryngeal Saccules
    • Prolapse Urtherthra
    • C-Section
    • Urtherostomy
    • TECA w BO
  • Therapeutic Bully Therapeutics

Additionally, his practice collaborates with local bulldog rescue organizations for fundraising, shelter, adoption, and medical and surgical care.

Dr. Kraemer's Bulldog Rescue Pledge

Veterinary Board-Certified Specialty Centers Advancements

Specialized veterinary care also includes board-certified centers and clinics for a wide range of specialties, such as:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Critical care & Internal medicine
  • Imaging (CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, MRI)
  • Radiology Intrupations Services
  • Neurology
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics
Bulldog TPLO surgery for ACL Ter

Advancements in Pets’ Behavior and Cognition

Understanding dog behavior and cognition has become a focal point in modern veterinary care, emphasizing the importance of pets’ mental and emotional well-being.

Here’s a look at the advancements in this field:

With a better understanding of canine psychology, social interactions, and the effects of stress and anxiety, veterinarians and pet owners can provide more comprehensive care.

  • Training and Socialization: Early socialization and training help puppies develop into well-adjusted adults.
  • Puppy School and Daycare
  • Dog Trainers and Pet Psychologists: Experts like Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisperer,” offer insights into dog behavior and effective training techniques.
  • Stress and Anxiety Management: Medicinal Calming Supplements provide natural solutions for reducing anxiety:
Bulldog stress less calm chew
  • Essential Oils: Aromatherapy with essential oils can help calm anxious dogs.
  • Anti-Anxiety Medications: In more extreme cases, veterinary-prescribed anti-anxiety drugs can be used to manage severe stress.
  • Diet and Nutrition: A balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients, supports cognitive function.
  • Exercise and Weight Control: Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are crucial for overall well-being.
  • Loving and Stimulating Home Environment: Providing a nurturing and mentally stimulating environment fosters better cognitive development and emotional health.
  • Therapeutic Bully Supplements: Specific supplements can enhance brain health, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and maintain the gut microbiome integrating these advancements into their care routines, pet owners can ensure their dogs lead happier, healthier lives, with improved behavior and cognitive function.

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Advancements in Veterinary Dietary & Nutrition

Veterinary diets have expanded from a generic limited simple formulation brand to include:

  • Prescription diets (for kidney, urinary, heart, skin issues, etc.)
  • Hypoallergenic limited-ingredient diets
  • Breed-specific diets
  • Fresh frozen whole human-grade diets
  • Weight control diets
  • Boutique diets:
    • vegan
    • raw
    • grain-free
    • etc

Advancements in Veterinary Dietary & Nutrition

Advancements in Bulldog Supplements & Nutriceuticals

Therapeutic supplements play a crucial role in bulldog and French bulldog wellness, and preventive care, including:

  • PROBIOTICS: Support and replenish the microbiome (gut, skin, mouth).
  • PREBIOTIC: Food and essential nutrients for probiotics and microbiome.
  • ENZYMES: Digestive enzymes
  • FIBER:
    • As a prebiotic
    • anal gland health
    • digestion, weight, and intestinal health
  • JOINT & BACK: Joint support: ligaments, tendons, bone and vertebra
  • CALM & RELAX: help reduce stress and anxiety
  • IMMUNE: Medicinal mushrooms and antioxidants
    • Help fight cancer
    • Help fight autoimmune disease
    • Help support immune-compromised bulldogs (drugs, stress, chronic disease)
  • VITAMINS: Multivitamins, EFA, and minerals
  • FISH OIL OMGA: Benefits for skin, inflammation, joints, immune system, brain, and heart.
  • URINARY HEALTH:  Prevents resistant bacteria biofilm.
  • COMFORT: Pain Control & Comfort
    • Bully Comfort & AchLess
  • SKIN, EARS, SKINFOLDS SUPPORT: help itching, and allergies, and repair the skin barrier.
    • Bully Allergy & Itch Formula
    • Bully & Skin & Coat DermaCare

probiotics for french bulldog megaesophagus and GERD

Bulldog Topical Therapeutics Advancements

Topical treatments are safer, cheaper, and more effective than antibiotics for superficial dermatitis and do not promote MRSP.

These bully therapeutics can address:

  • Ear infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Skinfold infections
  • Hot spots
  • Yeast infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Ringworm fungi infection
  • Mite infection
  • Allergies and itching

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Dr. Kraemer’s bully topical bull therapeutics combine

  • medicated bully shampoos
  • conditioners cream rinse
  • antiseptic skinfold wipes, rinse, and lotion
  • yeasty bully antiseptic shampoo and gel
  • yeasty bully ears rinse
  • aloe waxLess ear rinse

Yeasty ear Bully Bundle - Ultimate

Regenerative Medicine and Multimodal Approach

Regenerative medicine and multimodal approaches to prevention are new age cutting edge healing therapeutics that include:

  • Stem cell therapy and cryobanking
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic therapy
  • Pro magnetic beds
stem cell injection for buldog ACL Tear

Holistic and Complementary Therapies

Veterinarians are now offering alternative traditional holistic therapies such as

  • Acupuncture and pressure point
  • Chinese herbs
  • Essential oils
  • Water therapy and physiotherapy centers
1-k laser light

Advances in Bulldog Preventive Veterinary Surgery

Brachycephalic syndrome (elongated palate, stenotic nares, etc.) is a major concern for bulldogs. Early surgical intervention can prevent complications such as:

  • Megaesophagus
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Heart disease
  • Urethral prolapse
  • Overheating & Heat Stroke
brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome

Timely spaying and neutering can prevent

  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Pyometra
  • Prostatic disease
  • Breast tumors (MGT)
  • Prolapse Urethra
  • Urinary Stones

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

bulldog urinary stones

Advancements in Bulldog Anesthesia and Sedation

Specialized anesthesia and sedation protocols for bulldogs include:

  • Inhalation preference
  • Intubation
  • Induction oxygenation
  • Specialized protocols (pre-testing, induction, monitoring, recovery)
  • Recovery nasal oxygen or oxygen cage

oxygen mask fr bulldog

Identifying and Treating Bulldog Disease

Specialized care for bulldogs includes preventive and treatment advancements for the care and prevention of common breed-specific medical conditions:

  • EAR: Ear and end-stage ear disease, allergic otitis
  • SKINFOLDS: Skinfold disease
  • SKIN: Skin, itching, and allergies
  • EYES: entropion, cherry eye, dry eye
  • JOINGS: Orthopedic issues (MPL, ACL, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia)
  • SPINAL: Back problems (malformation, IVDD)
  • REPRO: artificial insemination, C-sections
  • URINARY: urethral prolapse, stones, skinfold-related UTIs

bulldog painful limping hindleg

Other Preventive Advancements GENETIC SCREENING

Advancements in genetic screening now include

  • breed-specific tests
  • gene analysis
  • microbiome studies.

In conclusion, veterinary medicine has made remarkable advances in preventive care, enabling better health and quality of life for pets, particularly specialized breeds like bulldogs.

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