Health Concerns and Medical Tips
Skin fold dermatitis: is
a skin problem that occurs when the facial folds, tail folds and vaginal
folds retain moisture, which can lead to Infection and allergic
dermatitis. Often those dogs also have Seborrhea (greasy smelly coat)
that predisposes them to secondary yeast infection of the skin.
It's essential that you start
EARLY with preventive measures:
Routine Baths: (Malaseb and Sebozole shampoos for yeast and bacteria, BPO-3 for oily
seborrhea) you should keep the shampoo on the dog for 10min before
rinse. When necessary you can do it 2-3 times a week.
Oral EFA (essential fatty acids)/ Fish Oil: (3V-Cups,
Pads, Wipes, Powder (for skin folds): ( Pledgets, NeoPred)
(Dermal Support, Enteric Support,
Otitis Externa: is an inflammation of the external ear canal, infections are caused by
fungus, bacteria or parasites. Laboratory tests can help to determine
which of these is the cause in your pet. Moderate to severe infections
may require sedation and in-hospital flushing.
therapy/ Ear Cleaning (should
be done often): (Otirinse, CHX).
RX: (Otomax, Tresaderm, Panalog)
RX: (anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, anti-fungal)
Regular follow-up visits to your veterinarian are important to ensure that
your pet's condition does not worsen
Heat Stroke: occurs when exposed to excessive environmental temperatures and being
unable to dissipate the heat quickly
Do: on a hot day keep your dog in a shaded cool area and provide drinking
not overly exercise your dog particularly on a hot day
Hip Dysplasia: is a
malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, limping and
arthritis. X-Ray’s are usually the best
Diet and Medication Management:
(iVet Low Fat, Restricted Calorie)
Support Supplements (Joint Support+,
Synov G3, MegaFlex)
RX Pain Management (Rimadyl,
Dystocia: is the term
used to describe difficult labor. Due to their large heads, it is
difficult for the mother to pass the puppies vaginally and most bulldogs
have cesareans to deliver their babies.
Do: To prevent complications we recommend that you spay your female dog.
Hypoplastic trachea: (collapsed trachea) is an undersized windpipe that results in difficulty
breathing and can increase the chances of developing pneumonia. X-Rays of the neck can help with the diagnosis.
Hypothyroidism: is an under active thyroid gland that can result in sluggishness, weight
gain and serious illness. Blood Test
would be necessary for definitive diagnosis.
eye: is a prolapse of the third eyelid. Though not a serious injury and does
not cause blindness, the prolapse can be irritating to the surface of
the eye and cause persistent tearing or eye pain. A surgical procedure can be done to correct the
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS): describes a condition of decreased tear production. When the watery part
of the tears is not produced in adequate amounts, the eye becomes
chronically inflamed, and scarring and pigmentation of the cornea may
lead to a decrease in vision. Another commonly used term to describe
this disease is “dry eye.” An exam by a
Veterinarian is important to ensure that your pet's condition does not
worsen. A tear test should be done to evaluate tear production and a
stain of the cornea can be done to find evidence of corneal injury
Entropion: is a problem with the eyelid that causes inward rolling. Lashes on the
edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and may lead to
more serious problems. Surgery is the only