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:   Heart / Blood

Heartworms

Bulldog Heartworm transmission and illness

What is that?

Bulldog and French Bulldog Heartworms are transmitted by a mosquito bite; they are harmful and potentially life-threatening.

Symptoms

Heartworm preventives can be given annually by a single injection or monthly via the oral or topical route.

Treatment

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Endocardiosis

Endocardiosis in bulldogs and French bulldogs

What is that?

Endocarditis in bulldogs and French bulldogs is a degenerative heart disease usually of the mitral valve.

Symptoms

It can start with only a heart murmur and progress to coughing, exercise intolerance, fainting, and congestive heart failure

Treatment

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Dilated Cardio Myopathy (DCM)

Dilated Cardiomyopathy DCM in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) combines thinning of the heart muscle and heart chambers (left ventricle) with high blood pressure inside the heart chamber that leads to the stretching of the wall (Dilation).

Symptoms

Heart murmur, abnormal fast rate, and rhythm, coughing, gaging, dilated fluid-filled belly, exercise intolerance, fainting, sudden death. New research has shown that grain-free diets can lead to bulldog DCM.

Treatment

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Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog and French bulldog Aortic stenosis and subaortic stenosis (SAS) is a hereditary congenital heart disease that is rare in most breeds but common in bulldog puppies. It is a narrowing at the aortic valve of the heart.

Symptoms

A heart murmur on a physical exam, coughing, exercise intolerance, fainting, with time possible heart failure.

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.

Treatment

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs heart Disease can be a congenital born defect like aortic and/or pulmonary stenosis or one that is acquired at a later age like dilatative cardiomyopathy, heart base tumors, and endocardiosis.

Symptoms

Signs of heart disease can be coughing, lethargy, labor breathing, fainting, distended abdomen, cyanosis, and exercise intolerance.

Treatment

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Pulmonary Stenosis

Pulmonary Stenosis Heart Disease in Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog and French bulldog Pulmonary stenosis is a hereditary congenital heart disease that is rare in most breeds but common in bulldog puppies. It is a narrowing at the pulmonary heart valve.

Symptoms

Murmur on a physical exam, coughing, exercise intolerance, arrhythmia, fainting, heart failure.

Treatment

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