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:   Anxiety / Stress

Boarding and Separation Anxiety

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs separation anxiety can happen when they are left alone not knowing when the owners will be back as well as lack of exercise and boarding facilities.

Symptoms

Destructive behavior such as scratching doors and furniture as well as yelling, crying, and barking. They can also exhibit mental and emotional anguish that can lead to stress-induced immune suppression.

Treatment

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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.

Symptoms

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.

Treatment

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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.

Symptoms

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.

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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.

Symptoms

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.

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Sleep Apnea

sleep apnea in bulldogs

What is that?

Sleep apnea in bulldogs is mostly associated with BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome), as well as laryngeal obstruction, oropharyngeal narrowing, and swollen nasal turbinate's.

Symptoms

Loud snoring and chocking sounds; frequent gasps with breathing pauses Restless sleeping with sudden waking Irritable, depressed, fatigued, and stressed prone to respiratory, heart, and hypertension diseases

Treatment

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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.

Symptoms

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

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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.

Symptoms

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.

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