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.

Category:   Digestion / Elimination

Food Allergy

Food Allergy in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Food allergy is usually year-round (not seasonal) and is usually triggered by dietary proteins such as chicken, beef, etc. It typically triggers either an internal reaction in the gastrointestinal system or/and a dermal one that can include skin, paws, and ears.

Symptoms

Symptoms include digestive problems such as flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting when affecting the digestive tract, and itching, biting, and rubbing when affecting the skin, ears, and coat.

Treatment

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Gut Dysbiosis

Bulldog Probiotic for megaesophagus and GERD

What is that?

Gut dysbiosis is an overgrowth of bad gut bacteria, often due to the overuse of medications such as steroids and antibiotics. Chronic and acute stress, anxiety, and chronic disease can also induce dysbiosis. Probiotic, probiotic, and digestive enzyme replacement is recommended.

Symptoms

Gut dysbiosis affects adversely the “good gut bacteria,” causing leaky bowels, flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and poor health. An imbalanced gut microbiome can also affect the skin.

Treatment

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Megaesophagus & Reflux (GERD)

Megaesophagus in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

The megaesophagus is a dilation of the esophagus usually due to esophagitis a common outcome of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) mostly due to the brachycephalic syndrome, drugs, anesthesia, hiatal hernia, and certain foods.

Symptoms

Chronic regurgitation can lead to aspiration pneumonia with cough, lethargy, and fever.

Treatment

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IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

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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Giardia

Giardia Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Giardia is an intestinal parasite common to bulldog puppies who were raised by breeders due to its contiguous nature. It’s an intestinal protozoon usually acquired from contaminated fecal material

Symptoms

Flatulence, diarrhea, bloody poop, vomiting, and weight loss. Due to its contiguous nature, other household pets might have similar symptoms.

Treatment

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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis GI in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Gastroenteritis can be caused by viral, parasitic, bacterial, foreign & toxic material to name a few.

Symptoms

Bulldog Gastroenteritis can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, dehydration, gas/flatulence, and weight loss.

Treatment

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Intestinal Worms

Bulldog Fecal and Intestinal Parasites Warnings

What is that?

Intestinal parasites are more prevalent in puppies, breeders, boarding facilities, and farms. Immune-compromised or immune-suppressed are also vulnerable. The most common ones are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, giardia, and coccidia.

Symptoms

Vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition. Hookworms can cause anemia and a serious parasitic problem can cause intestinal obstruction and intussusception.

Treatment

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