Treat & Maintain

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:   Respiratory / Sinuses

Elongated Soft Palate

What is that?

Elongated soft palate in bulldogs and French bulldogs elongated soft palate is an abnormality that can cause increased airway resistance, as well as an increase in negative intra-airway pressure, laryngeal fatigue, and irreversible laryngeal atrophy.


The condition is exasperated by excitement or/and activity and manifested by a loud breathing sound (stridor). It often progresses to retching, hyperthermia, and life-threatening cardio, circulatory and respiratory collapse.

Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration Pneumonia breathing problems

What is that?

Aspiration (or inhalation) pneumonia is a condition in which your bulldog inhaled gastric material such as ingesta or acid. The foreign toxic material leads to your bulldog lungs becoming inflamed, reactive, and infected.


Pneumonia bulldogs typically present with a cough, fever, anorexia, and hacking and retching. Difficult Breathing, cyanosis, and potential life-threatening cardio, circulatory and respiratory collapse.

Stenotic Nares

Bulldog and French Bulldog Stenotic Pinched Nares

What is that?

Stenotic Nares (pinched nares) are part of the flat face (brachycephalic) syndrome. The nasal airflow restricted by the atrophied collapsed nasal cartilage increases the negative intra-airway pressure.


Bulldogs and Fr. Bulldogs with pinched nose exhibit snoring, hacking & retching, and breathing difficulty. Severe chronic stenotic nares can lead to cyanosis and potential life-threatening cardio, circulatory and respiratory collapse.

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough Tracheobronchitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Kennel Cough (also known as bulldog infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Bulldogs often contract it when stressed and in contact with other dogs in public areas like daycare, dog shows, and boarding facilities.


the cough is typically nonproductive, with a “hairball-like honking sound. Severe cases can present with a fever and if retching ensues it could progress to aspiration pneumonia.

Everted Laryngeal Saccules

Everted Laryngeal Saccules in Bulldog and French Bulldog

What is that?

Everted Laryngeal Saccules are a secondary outcome to the better-known primary bulldog obstructive airway syndrome conditions (BOAS). When the saccules evert, they appear as bulging tissue at the two sides of the larynx.


Noisy respiration and intolerance to any excitement, exercise, and activities. Hacking retching and regurgitation are common.

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Brachycephalic Syndrome or Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BCS, BOAS) is also called the “Flat Face Dog Syndrome, which includes the elongated soft palate, pinched nose, saccules, and hypoplastic trachea.


The condition is most noticeable during excitement and activity by the harsh, loud breathing sound (stridor), snorting, and often cyanosis, retching, hyperthermia, and collapse.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Allergic Rhinitis is an inflammatory condition of the nasal sinuses (Sinusitis), due to allergen exposure.


Nasal discharge, sneezing, snoring, open mouth breathing, bloody nose at times, and/or labored breathing.

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