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

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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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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)

Treatment

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