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Questions About English and French Bulldogs Answered by Dr. KraemerCategory: Allergies in Bulldogs and French BulldogsWhen to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
macaw1981 asked 1 year ago

When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

I have noticed some issues with our 5-month-old Frenchie puppy.   He seems to have mild patella issues and visibly healthy but slightly itchy skin.  Are there supplements to use to help and prevent future issues?  Thank you so much!

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Dr. R.J. Kraemer answered 1 year ago

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs goes back to the centerpiece mission statement of Vet4Bulldog which is PREVENTION ( “An Ounce of PREVENTION is Worth a Pound of CURE”).

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs EARLY START

Starting prevention early in life is prefered

Most suppluments should be started before chronic disease ensues.

For young bulldog and French bulldog puppies, this includes therapeutic supplements & topicals for conditions such as:

  • ORTHOPEDICS: like bulldog MPL (Medial Patella Luxation), Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, etc.
  • DENTAL & PERIODONTAL DISEASE:  to prevent decay, cavities, plaque and tartar, bulldog periodontal disease, etc
  • EAR DISEASE: bulldog otitis, aural hematoma, and end-stage ear disease
  • SKIN & SKINFOLDS DISEASE: bulldog atopic dermatitis, bulldog skinfold moist dermatitis
  • BACK & BONE DISEASE: bulldog vertebral malformation, bulldog IVDD, etc
  • OTHERS

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs MPL & SKIN

MPL in French Bulldog puppies is not uncommon and is likely to progress over time. Early start with Joint supplements like my V4B Bully Advanced Total Joint Care can help maintain and heal damaged periarticular cartilage, heal, reduce discomfort and  the onset of arthritis. Fish Oil like my V4B Bully Fish Oil EFA Joint-Skin-Immune can also help to reduce inflammation and improve joint health

You should also maintain lean body weight, balanced diet, and healthy activity that excludes acute load baring activities
To learn more about bulldog and French bulldog puppies MPL see HERE

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

The same preventive care & wellness mission applies to bulldog and French bulldog skin problems. Many of the common bully skin conditions can be prevented and managed with only supplements and topical therapeutics.

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs BULLY FILTER

I developed a bully problem filter that you can find on the home page of the vet4bulldog store that will match common bully conditions with my recommended products and low-cost bundles.

“An Ounce Of PREVENTION Is Worth A Pound Of CURE”

Answer for When to Start Skin and Joint supplements in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs store

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

 

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