Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease and Intestinal Dysbiosis. Healthy Bulldogs have a mix of live bacteria organisms in their bowls in a different composition, those bacteria are critical to your bulldog and French bulldog health as they take part in your bulldog immunity and ability to fight infection as well as help in your bulldog digestion and metabolism.

The two common probiotic groups in your bulldog GI tract are Lactic Acid producers and Bifidobacterium.

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH

If the composition and function of those “good probiotic gut Bactria “ are compromised it can impact adversely your bulldog and French bulldog gut wellness.  When the  “bad gut bacteria” like E Coli can take over and are unchecked by the “good bacteria”  your bulldog will suffer from a condition called “bacteria overgrowth” or “Intestinal Dysbiosis.


Intestinal Dysbiosis might lead to chronic diarrhea, weight loss, and systemic disease.


The intestinal good bacteria are essential for:

  • NUTRIENTS CONVERSION: Probiotics may allow for the better conversion of food into nutrients.
  • DETOX: Probiotics can help prevent toxins production by the harmful intestinal bacteria and toxins absorption.

The intestinal tract is home to millions of bacteria, most of which are beneficial to the pet.

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs STRESS DYSBIOSIS :

Stress in any form can lead to dysbiosis, at the same time intestinal dysbiosis can lead to an endogenous stress response. It is not uncommon to diagnose abused, abandoned, malnourished, and dogs from the county shelter, in some stage of intestinal dysbiosis.

They often present with some form of diarrhea, as well as a systemic problem due to the damaged intestinal wall, increasing permeability, allowing toxins leakage (“leaky gut“).  Those toxins can affect the pet’s immune system and the skin barrier to name a few.

Ruffles Case Study: 

“Ruffles” was in a critical medical state when rescued by So Cal Bulldog Rescue (SCBR). Her transformation as noted in those BEFORE & AFTER videos was dramatic but gradual. She had to have surgery to correct her elongated soft palate and a hysterectomy but just as important as the new foster home, the dedicated care by the rescue foster, supplements, stress-free environment, proper nutrition, affection & love all of which were essential ingredients for “Ruffles” speedy healing.


Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Probiotics Mechanism of Action:

  1. Prevent adhesions of bad bacteria to the GI mucosa.
  2. Compete on available food (resources) thus reducing the number of bad bacteria.
  3. Reduce toxins
  4. Aid digestions
  5. Enhance and stimulate the immune system (immune modulation)


In addition to “good gut bacteria,”  your bulldog and French bulldog also store digestive enzymes (lipase, amylase, protease).

  • Amylase helps break down carbohydrates
  • Protease helps digest protein
  • Lipase aids in the digestion of fats.

Bulldog and French Bulldog Probiotics DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Bulldogs and French bulldogs’ digestive enzymes help:

  • DIGEST & TRANSPORT: to digest and transport food.
  • VITAMINS & MINERALS: The digestive enzymes collaborate with other important digestive elements vitamins and minerals.
  • NUTRIENT UTILIZATION: Your bulldog digestive enzymes also help maximize nutrient utilization.

Those enzymes are killed in high temp thus usually are missing from commercial pet diets.

The deficiency of those bulldog digestive enzymes can lead to malabsorption and maldigestion. 

Bulldog and French Bulldog Probiotics DIGESTIVE ENZYMES SUPPLEMENTATION:

Bully Pre/Probiotic with Digestive Enzymes supplementation can help prevent the depletion of your bulldog’s digestive enzymes and help to reduce their workload.

Supplementation with bully pre/probiotics & digestive enzyme products that contain cellulose seems to be more advantageous to pets with medical problems. B

Bulldog probiotics with digestive enzymes can help to digest and transport food.

Adding functional digestive enzymes can aid in the breakdown of various nutrients in the diet, and increase digestibility by facilitating rapid absorption in the GI tract


Bulldogs and French bulldog prebiotics are mainly plant-derived nondigestible fibers. They can help with reducing inflammation and reduce the growth of guts pathogens. Dietary fibers like psyllium and pectin improve your bulldog’s fecal consistency due to their water-binding properties.

  • GOOD BACTERIA: Bulldog Prebiotics stimulates the “good bacteria”
  • DIGESTION: Bulldog Prebiotics improve the digestion of food nutrient
  • HOMEOSTASIS: Bulldog Prebiotics maintain homeostasis and normal fecal material


Bulldog and French Bulldog Symbiotic combines prebiotics and probiotics.

This combination is synergistic and thus more powerful and effective than each one by itself. Bulldog Symbiotic combo can be used therapeutically in cases that:

  1. Antibiotics that can harm your bulldog good bacteria
  2. Stress: Stressful events like travel, boarding
  3. Stress colitis, Stress diarrhea
  4. Acute diarrhea
  5. IBD (intestinal inflammation)
  6. Atopic dermatitis (improving skin barrier integrity )
  7. Bulldog and French Bulldog Puppies to help improve their immune system

Symbiotics (prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes) Are very safe. They have minimal to no side effects and can be effective with or without traditional rx.

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GOOD BACTERIA :

Bulldog microbiome good bacteria can be affected by:

  • FOOD QUALITY: The quality of your bulldog diet
  • WATER QUALITY: Drinking water
  • AIR QUALITY: Air pollution can reduce
  • ADDITIVES: Chemical additivities
  • STRESS: Anxiety

Keeping your bulldog and French Bulldog on a balanced diet, clean water, a healthy environment, good physical shape, and daily exercise as well as stress-free surroundings and minimal exposure to immune suppressants and antibiotics over prescription is critical.

NASC Quality Seal


Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease Rule of Thumb:

Probiotics are not regulated as drugs in the United States and, thus, undergo minimal regulatory scrutiny.

Check for NANSC Quality Seal proving that the supplement was tested by independent testing of quality

Please review my “Supplement Must Know / DO NO HARM” page HERE.

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease Tips & Warnings:


Tip 1: BAD FACTORS: Specific factors that can disrupt the normal intestinal flora (i.e. bulldog good bacteria) of the bowel include:

  • STEROIDS: Immune Suppressants RX (like a steroid)
  • ANTIMICROBIAL: Antibiotics especially when used long-term
  • STRESS: Stress & Anxiety due to boarding, hospitalization, Surgery, shipping, weaning from mom, separation
  • CHRONIC DISEASE: Disease & Illness
  • POOR NUTRITION: Low-Quality Diet


Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prebiotics can help:

  • Support Immune modulation
  • Support sensory mortar function
  • Enhance GI mucosal barrier function
  • Help to combat GI pathogens


Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prebiotics might help a range of medical conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Behavior disorders


Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prebiotics might a range of GI conditions such as:

  • IBD
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal Dysbiosis


There is some evidence that digestive enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics can positively affect:

  • Cancer
  • Joint Disease
  • Degenerative disease
  • Proper puppy development.
  • They can also impact anti-oxidants thus helping the body fight harmful conditions.

Tip 6 VITAMIN B12: Bulldog and French Bulldog Dysbiosis can be diagnosed with a blood test that measures Folate and vitamin B12 (Cobalamin). Bulldogs suffering from Intestinal Dysbiosis usually will have Folate testing above normal and vitamin B12 below normal.

Therefore if your bulldog is suffering from dysbiosis then vitamin B12 supplementation is usually recommended, it can be given by a weekly injection or orally (daily)

Tip 7 DIGESTIVE EZ: Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics, and Probiotics are not the same and should not be confused.

Tip 8: GOOD BACTERIA: Probiotics are live culture live microorganisms of a bulldog “good bacteria”, which, when administered in adequate amounts will improve your bulldog’s gut wellness and general health

Tip 9 IBD: Pre and Probiotics also help combat GI diseases such as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)

Tip 10 MICROBIOTA: The intestinal microbiota includes not just bacteria but also bugs called protozoa, viruses, and fungi. An estimated hundred trillion microbial cells are present in your bulldog and French bulldog gastrointestinal tract, approximately ten times more than the number of host cells.

Tip 11 IMMUNE SYSTEM: A well healthy balanced microbiota regulates your bulldog immune system, thus helps in the defense against pathogens, and also provides nutritional benefits, impacts bulldog obesity and possibly endocrine conditions like bulldog diabetes, allergies, and IBD.

Tip 12 SIDE EFFECTS: One major indication for probiotics treatment is in the prevention of “antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal side effects” (AAGS),

Tip 13 VITAMIN B12: intestinal tract is home to millions of bacteria, most of which are beneficial to the pet. The intestinal bacteria are essential to digestion and the synthesis of vitamins Like B12. In addition, probiotics may allow for the better conversion of food into nutrients. preventing toxin absorption and damage by toxins produced by harmful intestinal bacteria.

Tip 14  DIARRHEA: Probiotics might significantly shorten diarrhea secondary to acute gastroenteritis in dogs.

Probiotic administration was also shown to significantly decrease the duration of diarrhea.

Tip 15 IMMUNE FUNCTION: Supplementing with probiotics may also help Stimulate the immune function of the intestinal tract.


ANTIBIOTICS Warning 1: Probiotics are living creatures, and thus can be affected by a drug such as an antibiotic. Antibiotics can disturb the balance of the intestinal tract by killing friendly bacteria. When this happens, harmful bacteria and yeasts can move in, thus, antibiotics usage should be carefully monitored

RX DIETS Warning 2: A food trial with an elimination hypoallergenic hydrolyzed protein should be initiated in conjunction with the pre-and/or probiotics prior to antibiotics usage.

DYHSBIOSIS Warning 3: Bulldog and French bulldog Dysbiosis can be deleterious due to the production of bacterial toxins or reductions in anti-inflammatory metabolites derived from bacteria.

Dysbiosis could also serve as a risk factor for the development of chronic GI disease in susceptible individuals

BACTERIA STRAINS Warning 4: Objective evaluations have shown that all probiotics are not created equal. In one study, no evaluated food contained all the bacterial strains listed on the label, and 26% of tested foods did not contain live bacteria. Additionally, up to two-thirds of probiotics labeled for animal use have failed quality testing.

LEAKY GUTS Warning 5: Bulldog intestinal dysbiosis can lead to intestinal permeability (leaky gut) which leads to a leak of antigen to the bloodstream that could impact bulldog arthritis and bulldog atopy as well as autoimmune diseases.

PREVENTION is Worth a Pound of CURE”

Probiotics for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs GI Disease PREVENTION IS CURE


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