Bulldog

Bulldog


COAT TYPE/TEXTURE/LENGTH: Single/Smooth/Short

RECOMMENDED CARE:
*FULL GROOMING INTERVAL - 8-12 weeks
*BRUSH 3x weekly with a soft bristle brush
*WRINKLE CARE 2x Weekly - Keep those wrinkles from growing yeast or bacteria that leads to a very unpleasant odor. Metro Pet Spa offers a special product to make this task much easier - Jungle Mist. Jungle Mist is a baking soda/soy-based product that eliminates unpleasant odors and keeps yeast and bacteria from growing.
*TAIL CARE - Daily cleaning of private areas since Bulldogs are not able to clean themselves after relieving themselves.
*NAIL TRIM 1x Weekly - Keep the nails manicured as short as possible to prevent toe problems and foot deformity from nails that are too long. Bulldog nails are also commonly tightly curled causing further problems.
*NOSE - Vaseline can be used on the nose as needed to keep it from drying out.  It is also important not to use a plastic food or water bowl to prevent Plastic Dish Nasal Dermatitis - a chemical irritation of the nose and lips.

HEALTH CONCERNS:
*Sensitive skin - use a mild shampoo and conditioner.

*Allergies & skin problems
*Hip dysplasia - malformation and poor fitting of the hip joint (ball and socket) - highest incidence of all breeds - Metro Pet Spa recommends the following products to relieve painful joints and hips: 1. BIXBI Superfood JOINTS - All natural organic therapy supplement for pets with sore joints, arthritis, soft-tissue irritation or inflammation;  2. Angus Beef Trachea Slices - All natural source of Glucosamine & Chondroitin that is 3x higher than supplement tablets/capsules.  Available in our dog treat bar.
*Patellar luxation - Kneecap moves or dislocates from its original location.
*Interdigital cysts - Cysts that form in-between the toes.
*Respiratory problems - With brachycephalic or "short-faced" breeds, it is recommended to avoid using a collar and to use a good fitting harness when walking with a leash to avoid pressure on the windpipe.
*Cherry eye - Protrusion of the inner eyelid - correctable by surgical procedure.

*Birthing difficulties - 80% of Bulldog litters need to be delivered by caesarean section due to the large size of the head.
*Obesity - Can lead to lung, heart, or joint problems.
*Flatulence - Bulldogs are known as "the most relentless farters of the canine world".
*Heat sensitivity - Bulldogs should be maintained in temperatures less than 80° F to avoid hyperthermia from breathing inefficiency. In fact, in direct high heat, Bulldogs can die in less than 1/2 hour!
*Bladder Stones
*Cancer
*High risk for gastric torsion - twisting of the stomach.