Spay and Neuter

Bulldog and French Bulldog Spay

Bulldog and French bulldog Spay is one of the most common surgical procedures customers inquire about and in most veterinary hospitals it is the #1 surgery performed for female pets.

Bulldog Spaying IDEAL TIME:

When is the ideal time to spay my bulldog or French bulldog?

Bulldog Spaying BENEFITS:

What are the health benefits of spaying a female bulldog?

Bulldog and French bulldog Spay MYTHS


Bulldog and French bulldog Spay cystic ovaries

Most English bulldog and French bulldog owners are most concerned about the spaying anesthetic risks, thus are reluctant to elect for the procedure.

It is true that regardless of the breed and species anesthetic in any circumstance holds an element of risk and even more so for the brachycephalic breeds, but the risks can be minimized when performed by an experienced team, with the correct anesthetic protocol, and at the appropriate age.

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The risk/reward should be discussed with any bulldog anestetic procedure

Bulldog and Fr. Bulldog WEIGHT GAIN MYTH:

Many of the alleged weight gain risks associated with spaying bulldog puppies are myths.

Bulldog obesity, and weight gain, are less about hysterectomy and more about:

  • Lifestyle
  • Improper feeding
  • Too many calories
  • Inadequate physical activity

Bulldog and Fr. Bulldog BEHAVIOR MYTH:

Another spaying myth is its effect on your bulldog and French bulldog personality and behavior such as:

  • Temperament
  • Attitude
  • Disposition

There are no medical or clinical research studies that support those claims.

The best way to keep your bulldog sound and fit is to offer her:

  • SOCIALIZATION: Socialize your bulldogs at a young age.
  • PLAYTIME: Allow your bulldogs sufficient playtime.
  • STIMULI: Offer them stimulus by challenging play.
  • LOVE & CARE: it goes without saying, you provide a healthy dose of love and care.

Those are the truly critical and essential needs for ultimate bully physique and intelligence.

Bulldog and French bulldog Spay BULLDOG RESCUE:

Dr. Kraemer has a long-standing collaborative relationship with bulldog rescue.

Many of the rescued bulldogs are sheltered at his hospital and treated by him. As a rule, all rescue bulldogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

We recommend that you contact rescue before you buy a new bulldog puppy.


The adoption fee is a fraction of the cost of buying a bulldog puppy from a breeder, and you will also be providing a home for a bulldog in need!

Spaying Bulldog and French bulldog BENEFITS:


Spaying a bulldog and French bulldog is safer when done at a young age.

Spaying early will prevent medical conditions such as:

Bulldog and French Bulldog Spay PYOMETRA RISK

Pyometra is a deadly infection of the intact bulldog female uterus. It requires a high-risk emergency and expensive surgery. The longer your bulldog remains intact the higher the odds they will suffer from pyometra.

Pyometra is more common in mature older intact bulldog females than in young ones.

Bulldog and French Bulldog Spay BREAST TUMORS:

Bulldog mammary gland tumors can be avoided by spaying at a young age. The breast tumor can be found in a single location or simultaneously in multiple breasts. You might palpate a pea size hard mass, or a noticeable large hard one.

50% of the bulldog breast tumors are malignant 


Other potentially deadly tumors in intact bulldog and Fr. Bulldog females are uterine and ovarian tumors

Bulldog & Fr. Bulldog Spay UNWANTED PREGNANCIES:

Preventing unwanted, unplanned, premature pregnancies is an additional benefit of spaying your bulldog puppy early before they reach sexual maturity.

Remember bulldog pregnancies usually require C-Section


Other less common medical conditions associated with intact bulldog females that can be prevented by hysterectomy are:

Bulldog and French bulldog Spay prolapse
  • Prolapsed uterus
  • Cystic ovaries
  • Hydrometra
  • Transmissible Venereal disease

Dr. Kraemer’s Bulldog RULE OF THUMB:

Spaying your bulldog and French bulldog puppy at a younger age will likely extend their life span and their quality of life.

I recommend spaying your bulldog puppy when she is at least 6 months old and no later than their third or thourth heat cycle.

Bulldog and French Bulldog Spay TIPS & WARNINGS:

Dr. Kremer’s Bulldogs Spay TIPS:


Even though spaying your bulldog early in life can prevent certain diseases, there are other contributing factors to those medical conditions, such as environmental factors, nutrition, and genetics.


Stem cell therapy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure. We usually recommend that stem cell therapy & Cryobanking are performed at the same time as your bulldog’s elective spay surgery.

When a bulldog owner schedules an elective surgery like a spay or neuter, they can also request that we harvest their pets stem cells (stored in adipose tissue near the spay surgical site), and then ship it to be cryobanked as “insurance” for future medical emergencies and illnesses.

These stem cells are anti-inflammatory, healing repair cells that can help treat a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions. For the life of your pet, you will be able to call at a day’s notice and ask to retrieve and ship your bulldog’s cryobanked stem cell treatments.

Bulldog and French bulldog Spay prolapse uterus

Fortunately, most pet insurance companies recognize the benefits of stem cell therapy, and thus, cover the procedure.

Dr. Kremer’s Bulldogs Spay TIPS:

Bulldog & Fr. Bulldog Spay ANESTHESIA WARNING 

You should search for a hospital that is familiar with the breed-specific anesthetic requirements and offers Sevoflurane. You should also ensure that the hospital you choose employs a medical team that is familiar with the breed, induction, monitoring, and anesthesia recovery.


If your bulldog puppy is exhibiting any of the brachycephalic syndrome complications, such as elongated soft palate, everted saccules, or stenotic nares, they should be repaired prior to, or during, the spay procedure.

Early-age spay/neuter procedures have been endorsed by:

  • The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV)
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

“An Ounce of PREVENTION is Worth a Pound of CURE”

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*This guide was compiled courtesy of Dr. Kraemer, a “MUST READ” manual for any current or future bully owner.