8 Common Bulldog Illnesses That You Should Be Aware Of

items you should put in your English Bulldog’s medicine kitThe first step to do before owning a certain breed is to know anything and everything about it. It is recommended to join local clubs to gather information from people who have experience raising that kind of breed.

One thing to know about English Bulldogs is that they are prone to certain diseases. They are low maintenance yet they are very vulnerable. The best advice is to find a veterinarian who likes bulldogs because not everyone is.

Here are some common illnesses of English Bulldogs:

  • Diarrhea – this common illness can be addressed with Kaopectate. The dosage will depend on your dog’s weight. However if it persists for more than 24 hours, bring your dog to the veterinarian.
  • Vomiting – sometimes this is caused by minor upset stomach and can cured with Pepto Bismol.
  • Hot Spots – these itchy spots are caused usually by insect bites, allergies, allergy dermatitis or flea. Area has to be thoroughly cleaned by washing it with shampoo, rinsing, drying it well and by applying topical medication such as Panalog.
  • Interdigital Cysts – these cysts appear between the toes of the dog. Remedies include soaking the paw in warm water and Epsom salts, drying and rubbing it with Panalog.
  • Fungus Spots – These look like hot spots though they’re not weepy. Thoroughly remove the “scabby” material around the area before washing it. Apply Panalog or Keflex after drying.
  • Eczema or Facial Acne – These are very common as bulldogs are prone to shoving their faces almost anywhere. Another cause for this illness is the bacteria from the food or water bowls.
  • Eyes – English Bulldogs have huge eyes so the same things that irritate ours will also irritate them. Rinse their eyes with an eye solution like Clear Eyes.
  • Cherry Eye – Sometimes the gland under the lower eye lid will pop out. Your veterinarian will help you with this common illness.

The best approach to avoid these diseases is to know your dog. Give them thorough check every day. If keep him on your radar every day you will notice if he isn’t playing, eating or if he is not in his usual self. Most of these illnesses can be treated at home, but it is always best to visit the veterinarian to avoid further complications.

It’s best to have peace of mind when considering these several Bulldog illnesses. That being said, you should have a guarantee against congenital and hereditary effects. Buy from reputable breeders with good feedback. Hope this helps 🙂


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