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.

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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.

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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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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