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:   Incontinence / Leaking

IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease

IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) happens when the intervertebral disc herniates compressing the spinal cord. The disk is a soft toothpaste-like gel that separates each vertebra.

Symptoms

Disc compression can lead to a wide range of neurological problems such as pain, loss of sensory as well as motor deficits, incontinence, and foot-dragging. The range and intensity of the symptoms depend on the injury location and degree of compression.

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Seizures & Epilepsy

fr. bulldog seizure epilepsy

What is that?

Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that manifest in various forms, such as convulsions, sensory disturbances, or loss of consciousness. The most common seizure in young bulldogs is epilepsy, while older bulldogs, seizures is usually due to pathology and disease

Symptoms

Generalized seizures are usually recumbent, with leg peddling and teeth chattering, accompanied by other facial muscle spasms, and they might be unconscious. Focal seizures can present with fly biting and twitching behaviors.

Treatment

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Urinary Stones

Urinary Stones in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog and French Bulldog urinary stones (uroliths or calculi) could be found in the kidney, ureter, bladder, and/or urethra. They are different types of stones such as cystine, urate, calcium oxalate, and struvites.

Symptoms

Bulldog urinary stones can cause a partial or a full urinary blockage, and injuries to the urinary tract wall. It can manifest as bloody, smelly, cloudy, discolored urine. Incontinence, strain, frequent urination, or no urination. Distended abdomen and pain.

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Cystitis

Cystitis and UTI in Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Cystitis is an inflammatory condition most often caused by bacteria (UTI) or/and mineralized stones (Calculi). Our V4B URINARY LOW-COST BUNDLES can help prevent and manage those conditions.

Symptoms

Bulldog cystitis usually presents with discomfort, pain, squatting, straining, and frequent urination. Blood in the urine is common.

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Pyometra

Pyometra Uterus Infection in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog pyometra is a life-threatening puss-filled uterine bacteria infection. It's more common in older intact females than younger ones. Early preventive spaying will prevent it.

Symptoms

Females with pyometra often have a distended abdomen and puss-like reddish cloudy discolored smelly vaginal discharge. They often have a fever, drink, & pee excessively might stop eating and appear ill.

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UTI

Bulldog and French Bulldogs UTI Urinary Tract Infection

What is that?

Bulldogs Urinary Tract Infection (UTI is a bacterial infection of the upper (kidney) or the lower tract. In female bulldogs, persistent UTI is often due to mismanaged vaginal fold moist dermatitis.

Symptoms

UTI bulldog exhibit discomfort, pain, squatting, straining, and frequent urination. There might also be frank blood, abnormal urine color, and a bad smell. Prevention includes our V4B URINARY LOW-COST BUNDLES

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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)

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