Bulldogs & French Bulldogs
Treat & Prevent

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

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Pancreatitis is due to inflammation or/and infection. The pancreas has digestive catabolic enzymes that help break up food. The cause is unknown but might be associated with a fatty meal and cortisone Rx.

Symptoms

Bulldog pancreatitis often presents with vomiting, abdominal pain, possible diarrhea, anorexia, and lethargy.

Treatment

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Colitis

Colitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Colitis involves the large intestines (colon). It is an inflammatory condition that is mostly due to parasites, bacteria, or lack of fiber (see supplement photo).

Symptoms

Bulldog colitis usually presents with diarrhea, straining, gas, mucus, and bloody stool.

Treatment

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Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal GI Obstruction in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Obstruction can happen due to a foreign body, Intussusception, parasites, and tumors.

Symptoms

Vomiting or/and diarrhea sometimes foreign material, constipation straining, distended abdomen, chronic weight loss

Treatment

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GI Lymphoma

What is that?

Lymphoma comes in various forms, peripheral or multicenter. The location of cancer can be found in locations such as intestinal, mediastinal, dermal, or other lymphatic and node locations.

Symptoms

Weight loss, appetite loss, diarrhea, vomiting, protein, vitamin B12 deficiencies, and death.

Treatment

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Anal Gland Disease

Anal Gland Abscess, impaction and infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Your bulldog’s anal glands are embedded in the anus muscles at 5 and 7 o'clock, thus not readily visible. Each one of the pairs has its own glandular sac and attached ducts that normally empty into the rectum during defecation.

Symptoms

Anal glands abscesses are impacted infected painful, and itchy glands that blow up to a walnut red rosy size. Butt scooting is common, and the abscess often raptures dripping a bloody smelly material.

Treatment

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