Bulldogs & French Bulldogs

PREVENT & TREAT

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are prone to a wide range of painful and debilitating breed-related medical conditions. Most can be prevented and safely treated at your home, at a minimal cost.
 
What is that?

Bulldog ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection caused by a group of fungi known as dermatophytes. It is contiguous transferring from one pet to another and from the environment. Additionally, it is zoonotic, allowing an infected bulldog to transmit the condition to humans.

Symptoms

Your bulldog might be itchy, with hair loss and scaling. Sometimes it represents the classic rink like raised circular "worm-like" lesion. If multiple pet's or a family member all have a skin problem at the same time, ringworm as the underlining cause is more likely

Bacterial Pyoderma

Bulldog Pyoderma Skin Bacterial Infection
What is that?

Most times, an infection is secondary to an allergy or immune suppression due to drugs like cortisone, a chronic disease such as parasitic infection, or an endocrine disease like hypothyroidism or Cushing's. Topical bully therapeutics are generally required and, at times, the most effective.

Symptoms

Often, itching that could be intense, hair loss, skin lesions, erythema, and bumpy papules. It could look like a "hot spot" or, in severe cases, oozy, deep draining tracks, fever, and illness.

Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

Bulldog and French Bulldog Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease
What is that?

Bulldog Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin epidermis. The treatment can be difficult and lengthy, the outcome might not be favorable.

Symptoms

Crusty, pus-filled lesions, that are often localized to the face and head, ears, and nose, in some cases they also involve the paws, or/and become generalized affecting the entire body.

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Inflammatory bowel disease is an immune-mediated origin (autoimmune disease) that is associated with a food allergy. IBD can be extremely debilitating including protein-losing enteropathy and vitamin B12 deficiency.

Symptoms

Chronic diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gradual weight loss, appetite loss, emaciation, dehydration, and fatigue

Dry Eye KCS

Dry Eye KCS in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
What is that?

Bulldog dry eye or KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is usually due to an autoimmune disease that affects tear production. Other underlining reasons could be sulfa drugs, hypothyroidism, and facial nerve injuries.

Symptoms

The transparent clear cornea becomes vascularized, cloudy, red, and thick. Discharge is often purulent. Corneal ulcers and vision loss are expected.

Heart Base Tumor

Heart Base Tumor in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Heart Base Tumors are usually chemodectoma’s that have chemoreceptors that regulate heart function. They are slow growing and rarely spread.

Symptoms

They usually affect the heart and heart sac (pericardium) leading to fluid accumulation in the heart sac and abdominal cavity.

Hypothyroid

Hypothyroid in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
What is that?

Bulldog hypothyroidism is caused by a deficiency of the thyroid hormone that regulates metabolism. This endocrine disease is more common to aging dogs and rarely seen in young bulldogs. It can be treated with synthetic oral thyroid Rx.

Symptoms

Bulldogs suffering from hypothyroidism are usually overweight, and less active, they often have thin hair, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. Some will have a "rat tail" (bold tail), intolerance to low temp and hair that does not grow after clipping.

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