Must Read English Bulldog Information for Your New Pup

english bulldog puppiesIt’s the big day! Time to bring home your new pup! You may think it’s really easy to take care of the new member of your family, but there are a few important things that you will need to know about the breed.

You should make sure he is healthy and that you’ve purchased from a reputable English Bulldog breeder.  It’s helpful to know more about this special pet, because caring for a bullie isn’t really the same as other dogs.  Here are some  tips:

English Bulldog Temperament & Characteristics

Once again I want to stress that buying your puppy from a reputable English Bulldog puppy breeder is an important step to take to ensure you get a healthy pup. A good breeder will carefully plan each mating, breed from good quality stock and screen for hereditary disease.
English Bulldogs typically live up to 10 years of age – they do suffer from a wide range of health problems. Your Veterinarian and breeder are the best people to give you specific health care advice but here is a list of common health issues:

English Bulldogs are very sensitive to extreme temperatures – both hot and cold. A nice mild climate is best for a happy and comfortable Bully.
Keep a close on the weight of your English Bulldog. Overweight dogs are susceptible to a long list of health problems that fit and healthy dogs are not. Make sure you feed a good quality fresh diet and provide adequate exercise (English Bulldogs do not require too much exercise).
It’s also important to clean out the loose face folds on your dog’s face. Use a soap and water solution every day or so to avoid the build up of moisture which can lead to infection.
Depending on what you feed your English Bulldog puppy you may need to brush your puppy’s teeth every couple of weeks.
Their flat face and also soft palate causes many English Bulldogs to have breathing difficulties.
Other health problems can include – hip dysplasia, allergies, cherry eye, cataracts, senotic nares, inverted tail, shoulder luxation and there’s others….
One other thing! English Bulldogs are not good swimmers – be especially careful with your Bully around water.

So, how do you care for your new pet?  What should you when you first bring him home? Your little pooch can also have a hard time adjusting with its new environment.

Caring For Your New Bulldog Puppy

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to bring a new puppy into your household, and make him feel welcome and comfortable.

Bringing a new puppy into the house is an exciting time for you and your family, but your puppy may be a little confused by all the changes in his life.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to make sure that the transition is as smooth for you as it is for the new guy.

You need to provide him with a suitable bed. A crate is suggested as is a doggie bed. This will make it so much easier on you, just be sure to get a large crate so he can grow and you won’t need to buy another one later on, you may want to cover half of the crate with a blanket to give him a secure feeling of a home, this makes an adequate bed while your puppy is growing up. Don’t spend too much at this stage on an expensive bed that he is likely to chew. The inside of the bed should be lined with an old blanket so that he can snuggle into something soft and warm.

The bed should be somewhere that is relatively quiet so that he can sleep undisturbed whenever he is tired. Many people find that a quiet corner of the kitchen or family room is ideal. You may want to partition off an area around his bed for a few days to create a little “den” where he can feel secure and be out of harm’s way.

He should have his own food and water bowls. They should be of a design that allows him to eat and drink comfortably but without submerging his nose or ears. Have a supply of food ready for his arrival. Find out from the breeder what he is used to eating. It is best to maintain the same diet for a few days.

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Make many happy memories with your new pet! Enjoy playing and being smothered by wet kisses from your pup 🙂

 

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