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:   Redness / Discoloration

Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

Bulldog and French Bulldog Pemphigus Autoimmune Disease

What is that?

Bulldog Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin epidermis. The treatment can be difficult and lengthy, the outcome might not be favorable.

Symptoms

Crusty, pus-filled lesions, that are often localized to the face and head, ears, and nose, in some cases they also involve the paws, or/and become generalized affecting the entire body.

Treatment

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Seasonal Flank Alopecia

What is that?

Bulldog Flank Alopecia is usually seasonal. The baldness is likely related to melatonin deficiency and lack of sunlight.

Symptoms

Bilateral, hyperpigmented skin darkening, non-itchy, patchy hair loss, and baldness of the flanks mostly the abdominal sides and top

Treatment

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Cherry Eye

What is that?

Cherry eye is a casual name for a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (nictitans membrane) a condition common to bulldog puppies. When inflamed and exposed it looks like a "cherry".

Symptoms

Unilateral or bilateral red, rosy "cherry" like tissue at the inner corner of the eye. The pet might rub causing it to swell, ulcerate and bleed.

Treatment

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Tear Stains

Bulldog and French Bulldogs Tear Stains

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 contact with tears and saliva, such as face and paws/legs.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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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.

Treatment

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