Otitis Externa for us humans and most dog breeds is not common, our ears are a self-cleaning conduit, thus ear infections and cleaning are rarely necessary. English Bulldogs Puppies , French Bulldogs, American Bulldog Puppies different, as a result of both high propensity to allergies (food, atopy) and badly-narrowed ear canal, it’s a very high probability that your bulldog puppy is going to develop an ear infection (Otitis Externa). This anatomical misfortune is a direct outcome of decades of bully “smooched skull” inbreeding. The warm, moist, narrow ear canal is an ideal habitat for bacteria and yeast. Infection will intensify inflammation and itch. Swelling, excessive wax, and intense pain will soon follow. This vicious cycle can tragically lead to an irreversible state of fibrosis, and then mineralization gradually replaces normal epithelium with total ear canal ablation surgery as the only viable alternative to ease the pain. Lastly, older bulldogs might have a hormonal imbalance that could affect their ears and can be determined based on medical findings and lab work.
In this “ Bulldog Ears & Otitis “ chapter I am going to cover in detail some of the most common bulldog and French Bulldog ear conditions. Each topic (i.e Otitis, Aural Hematoma, Vestibular Syndrome, etc.) is going to be divided into four major sections:
1. V4B Bulldog Ear Disease introductory (DrKraemers.com): details of the specific condition and its origin.
3. V4B Bulldog Ear Disease Rule of Thumb (StemCell4Pet.com) :A “must know” take home pearl of wisdom.
4. V4B Bulldog Ear Disease Tips & Warnings: A list of essential “DO’s and DON’T’s”
Bulldog and French Bulldog puppies External ear canal maintenance is a frequent problem and due to the breed’s ear canal anatomy and common allergies, make it highly probable. Owners’ comprehension and maintenance monitoring is essential and not doing so will allow ear infection, discomfort, pain, and swelling eventually leading to end stage irreversible diseased ears……Read More
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