Bulldogs are those lovable dogs you see everywhere that most people just want to pick up and cuddle. Many have that very noticeable under-bite and are short and stout. Most of this breed does not live past 6 or 7 years. Most Bulldogs are very friendly and are not aggressive at all or by nature.
Many Bulldogs are affected by health issues with hip dysplasia being the number one cited problem. Hypothyroidism and heart disease are also very common is this breed. You can also find many Bulldog have a high rate of allergies as well.
Are Health Issues Treatable in Bulldogs?
Yes some can be very treatable. You will want to find a good food, preferably the best dog food you can find for your bulldog and offer some type of supplements to help with their other issues with the coat and skin.
When feeding your dog, try and find the best kibble you can find. We do not recommend buying cheap food from your local dollar store. Many times you can go into Petco or find even better food online. Feeding raw is also the best thing you can give to your dog but, many owners try for a bit of time and then give up because it’s such a time commitment to prepare their food day in and day out.
A dog and humans share a lot respectively we are about 70% alike, so they need quality food, water that will provide all their vitamins and minerals to them.
Supplements Can Help
Just make sure you ask your local vet what supplements they think your dog needs and why. It’s common for dog owners to think they need to buy a certain supplement and then give the whole bottle or follow exactly as the directions state on the back of the bottle.
Many times, if you are feeding your dog properly then you can count on giving your dog just a low dose of those vitamins. Always start slow as well, you don’t even know if your dog is used to these supplements yet and you don’t want him getting sick from giving too much too fast.
There is no rush to giving the full dose of vitamins at all. Many times vitamins take a long time to get into your dog’s body fully. It can take up to one year in some cases. Your vet can explain more about this concept if needed.
Help For Your BullDogs Coat
Bulldogs have a great coat that’s usually pretty shiney but, many times because of their roles in their skin they will need to be cleaned. Any supplement with Omega 3 in it will help to keep your dogs coat shiny and free from many things that can cause infection.
Ironically bulldogs have the highest instance of this condition out of any other dog breed on the planet. This is why it’s important to feed a good quality food and buy a supplement which includes Chondroitin & Glucosamine for hips. This will help t improve your Bulldogs condition.
Another important and overlooked factor for any Bulldog is gut health. Many red blood cells are made right in the gut from good bacteria so choosing a supplement that includes probiotics is a must.