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:   Skin Folds / Wrinkles

Nose Crusty Hyperkeratosis

What is that?

Bulldog Nasal & Nasoplanter (paw pads) hyperkeratosis is due to the abnormal production of keratin. Keratin is found in hair, nails, and the outer skin layer.

Symptoms

Mild hyperkeratosis symptom is a crusty nose and/or paw pads. Severe hyperkeratosis can be painful with visible bleeding fissured callus, and infection.

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Skinfold Moist Dermatitis

Skin Fold Dermatitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Skin folds collect moisture, the damp folds become a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. The most common locations are the face & nose, tail pocket, vaginal & peri vulvar, and paws

Symptoms

Inflamed, smelly irritated, red, moist skin folds that could cause discomfort and pain to your bulldog and Fr. bulldogs leading them to rub, scratch, and itch their face.

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Infected Tail Skinfold Dermatitis

What is that?

The corkscrew's tight-folded tail traps moisture. The damp tail pocket and moist folds provide an ideal breeding ground for yeast and bacteria organisms.

Symptoms

Painful smelly irritated, inflamed, red, moist, or ulcerated, some might have draining tracts. Due to itch, discomfort, and pain might be rubbing, biting, and dragging against other objects.

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Nose & Face Skinfold Dermatitis

Bulldog and French Bulldog Nasal Facial Moist Skinfold Dermatitis

What is that?

Moisture trapped in the nasal and facial folds provides an ideal breeding ground for yeast and bacteria

Symptoms

Red, productive, moist, smelly, discolored, and inflamed nasal and/or facial folds, itching, pawing, pain, and discomfort are not uncommon.

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Tear Stains

Tear Stains in bulldogs and French bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog tearstains are due to a red blood cell (RBC) by-product called “porphyrin" which is excreted in tears and saliva and activated when exposed to light. Also, tear overproduction or drainage issues will cause excessive tearing.

Symptoms

Unsightly, wet, reddish, tear stains are discoloration of skin areas that are in direct contact with your bulldog tears and saliva. Common locations are the face and paws/legs.

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Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

Bulldog and French Bulldog Toe & Paw Skinfold Pododermatitis

What is that?

Bulldog Paw Dermatitis is often due to allergies as well as the bulldog paw anatomy and its folded damped skinfold. It often includes a mix of bacteria and yeast infections.

Symptoms

Itchy, licking, chewing, red, discolored inflamed, painful swollen paw(s). Limping and favoring that paw and leg is not uncommon.

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Vaginal Skinfold Dermatitis

UTI due to Vaginal Fold Dermatitis in Bulldogs

What is that?

The moisture trapped in the vaginal folds and hood provides ideal conditions for yeast and bacteria infections that can travel up the urinary tract to the bladder.

Symptoms

Chronic recurrent UTI, red, inflamed, infected, moist smelly irritated, sticky vaginal folds and/or hood. Rubbing, scooting, biting the back end.

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