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:   Immune / Hormones

Hemangiosarcoma Tumors

What is that?

Bulldogs Hemangiosarcoma is a form of malignant cancer that arises from the blood vessels. The most common location of this tumor is the spleen (see photo), but the tumors can grow anywhere.

Symptoms

Those are usually bleeding tumors that can cause blood loss anemia, pale gums, labor breathing, lethargy, inactivity, and winded during activity.

Treatment

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Mammary Breast Tumors

Mammary Gland Breast Tumors in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Mammary (Brest) Tumors are much more common n intact (not spayed) females. 50% are maligned the other 50% are benign and carry a better prognosis. Early spay can help prevent them.

Symptoms

Enlarge swollen breast, near the teat or the entire breast tissue, single or multiple breasts. It can be pea size to a large multilobe hard mass.

Treatment

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Mast Cell Tumor

Mast Cell Tumors in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Mast Cell Tumors can come in various forms and sizes, they are the most common skin tumor. They store histamine and are classed as type 1-3 with the last being the aggressive type, thus early removal is critical.

Symptoms

They can present as small bumps to diffuse large edematous hard ones. Mast cells store histamine when released an inflammatory reaction with edematous redness will ensue. Unattended they can transform into a deadly aggressive form.

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Polyarthritis

Polyarthritis in Bulldogs and French bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Polyarthritis is an abnormal autoimmune disease whereby the body’s immune system attacks your bulldog joints.

Symptoms

Your bulldog may present with fever, inflamed swollen joints, stiffness, and a painful limp in one or multiple joints.

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Osteosarcoma

bone tumor, Osteosarcoma

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Osteosarcoma is a lytic tumor of the bone, it is aggressive, maligned, and carries a poor prognosis. The most common locations are the leg bones.

Symptoms

Bone tumors can lead to microfractures and be very painful, so amputation is usually recommended. Your bulldog will usually limp or be non-weight-bearing and might have swelling and edema at the affected limb.

Treatment

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Hemolytic Anemia

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) is an immune system disease in which your bulldog’s immune system attacks and destroys its own red blood cells.

Symptoms

Your bulldog will become pale, weak, listless, labored breathing, and might have a low temperature.

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Cushing's Syndrom

Bulldog and French Bulldog Cushing's Syndrome

What is that?

Bulldog Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is an endocrine disease that causes excess secretion of the adrenal gland cortisone hormone. The common reasons are tumors, either the brain pituitary (common) or the adrenal (rare).

Symptoms

An excessive appetite leads to weight gain and excessive water intake leads to excessive urination. You might notice the classic “pot belly” appearance (see photo). Also, suppressed immune system that oven leads to UTI and calcium skin deposits (calcinosis cutis)

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