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:   Snoring / Sneezing

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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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.

Treatment

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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.

Symptoms

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

Treatment

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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.

Symptoms

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

Treatment

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity mucosal lining. It can be caused by viral, bacterial, allergies, fungal, dental disease, and foreign body.

Symptoms

Your bulldog will typically sneeze and have either clear, mucoid, bloody, or purulent nasal discharge.

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