Bulldogs & French Bulldogs
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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.

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IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease

IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) happens when the intervertebral disc herniates compressing the spinal cord. The disk is a soft toothpaste-like gel that separates each vertebra.

Symptoms

Disc compression can lead to a wide range of neurological problems such as pain, loss of sensory as well as motor deficits, incontinence, and foot-dragging. The range and intensity of the symptoms depend on the injury location and degree of compression.

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Seizures & Epilepsy

What is that?

Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that manifest in various forms, such as convulsions, sensory disturbances, or loss of consciousness. The most common seizure in young bulldogs is epilepsy, while older bulldogs, seizures is usually due to pathology and disease

Symptoms

Generalized seizures are usually recumbent, with leg peddling and teeth chattering, accompanied by other facial muscle spasms, and they might be unconscious. Focal seizures can present with fly biting and twitching behaviors.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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Seasonal Flank Alopecia

What is that?

Bulldog Flank Alopecia is usually seasonal. The baldness is likely related to melatonin deficiency and lack of sunlight.

Symptoms

Bilateral, hyperpigmented skin darkening, non-itchy, patchy hair loss, and baldness of the flanks mostly the abdominal sides and top

Treatment

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Ringworm Dermatophyte

ringworm infection in Fr. bulldog

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

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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

Treatment

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Cancer in French Bulldogs

Heart Base Tumor in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Heart Base Tumors are usually chemodectomas with Chemoreceptor cells of their origin.

Symptoms

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

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