Despite its tough dog appearance, the English Bulldog is a dog with rather fragile health, affected by several hereditary diseases.
At the skeletal level, some of the most common disorders are hip dysplasia, and lameness of the hind legs. Hip dysplasia is a congenital problem that prevents the hip joint and the head of the femur from fitting together properly.
Hip dysplasia is a congenital problem that prevents the hip joint and the head of the femur from fitting together properly.Hip dysplasia is a congenital problem that prevents the hip joint and the head of the femur from fitting together properly.This involves, as main symptoms, pain when moving and a more or less important lameness, depending on the severity of dysplasia.
Likewise, dogs of this breed are also particularly prone to respiratory dysfunctions, caused by physical problems such as an excessively long soft palate, and a stenosis (or obstruction) of the fossae.Both of these characteristics are characteristic of brachycephalic airway syndrome, a condition found in breeds of dogs with short noses and flat faces, such as the English Bulldog.
It is also worth noting that these dogs are genetically predisposed to two eye problems affecting the eyelids, namely, theentropion and ectropion.
Entropion is a disorder of the eyelid that causes it to curve inwards towards the inside of the eye, with the consequent danger of irritation and even small wounds due to the eyelashes rubbing against the retina.
Ectropion is the opposite effect: the eyelid turns towards the outside of the eye, which can cause eye infections, as the eyelid is turned inwards.is completely exposed.
Finally, it must be said that in the English Bulldog there are also cases of skin problems, especially dermatitis, and split palate in puppies.
This article describes some of the most common diseases of dogs of the English Bulldog breed, but do not forget that all of them can have veterinary treatment.Take your dog tothe practice so that you can live as healthy a life as possible.