Stomach Issues and Digestion in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

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

Digestion and indigestion in bulldogs and French Bulldog puppies aren’t uncommon, and many owners can attest to this.

Digestion and Dental Problems in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs NAMES

  • “Bully stink bomb” (flatulence)
  • Bad breath, loose stool
  • “Nervous stomach”
  • Sporadic vomiting of either water, food, or both, which can sometimes be confused with regurgitation (food material that never reaches the stomach),.

Many bulldog owners will try to relieve digestion and dental problems in bulldogs and French bulldogs with a “grain-free,”  raw, or homemade diet, some of you might find them helpful. If your new dietary try did not pan out and your bully GI problems persist, please talk to your veterinarian.

Food Allergy in Bulldogs:

Food allergies in bulldogs are not as common as you might think. In most cases, gastrointestinal problems are more likely due to other causes, i.e. bacteria, viruses, and parasites. If your bulldog also has a skin allergy along with their digestive problems, then a food allergy is a higher possibility….Read More

Gingivitis & Gum Disease in Bulldogs:

One of the most common and potentially medically harmful conditions seen in veterinarians’ offices is periodontal disease, because the initial infection, known as gingivitis, can spread very quickly….Read More

Dental and Periodontal Disease in Bulldogs:

Periodontal and dental disease in bulldogs is usually caused by bacteria. Initially, pellicle forms on the clean tooth, also often clumps of hair from excessive licking.  Endotoxins released by the anaerobic bacteria can cause tissue destruction and bone loss which leads to your bulldog teeth loos…..Read More

Grain-Free Diets for Bulldogs & French Bulldogs:

In contrast to what many of you believe, there are many nutritional benefits to grain. Grains stimulate the growth of beneficial, “good” gastrointestinal bacteria (i.e., probiotics). It’s important to know that many of those grains also provide your body with essential vitamins & minerals….Read More

Giardiasis, Giardia Infection in Bulldogs:

Giardia is an infection caused by a microscopic protozoan organism that usually infects the intestines of both pets and humans. Giardia in bulldog puppies can inflict varying degrees of digestive problems, especially diarrhea…..Read More

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Bulldogs

Inflammatory bowel disease in bulldogs is better known as bulldog IBD. IBD in bulldogs can affect both the upper (stomach and small intestine) and lower (colon, large intestine) tracts. The most common manifestations of IBD in bulldogs and other dogs and cats are diarrhea and weight loss….Read More

Megaesophagus in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs:

Megaesophagus in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs is a medical disorder characterized by an abnormally large esophageal pocket (distention). This abnormally distended esophageal pocket collects the recent meal and, in doing so, prevents it from reaching its normal destination, your bulldog stomach….Read More

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