French Bulldog Health Problems
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French Bulldog Health Problems

French bulldogs have a unique history, that begins in England and ends in America. French bulldogs were originally bred as companions to lace makers in English. They were originally a cross between bulldogs and terriers, in order to decrease their size. The lace industry moved to France due to the Industrial Revolution and brought their lap companions with them. The dogs eventually were crossed with ratters in France and the final breed of French Bulldog was born.

Reproducing is very difficult for this breed as well. They have a very unusual shape, with very narrow hips and have difficulty copulating. Therefore breeders will very often use artificial insemination in order to have a litter of pups. Once the female is ready to deliver, a veterinarian will perform a C-section in order to ensure the safety of the mother.

Frenchie's can be very susceptible to spinal issues because they have a propensity for congenital abnormalities in their spine. Meaning they have malformed vertebrae, leading to spinal stenosis and problems in nerve transmission, and walking. Some breeders will have x-rays, MRIs, and CTs taken in order to assess the health of their pets. This can also help to prevent the continued breeding of dogs with health concerns.

Allergies can be another issue that plagued your pet. So many dried dog foods are laden with preservatives, chicken beaks and other animal by-product that are not healthy for your frenchie. This breed has a very sensitive digestive tract and needs to given a healthy, fresh diet. They do best on raw food that is made of high quality ingredients. Contrary to what the dog food company would like you to believe, hard dog food is not necessary for good dentition. Your dog should be fine on a raw foods diet and actually thrive. These canines were meant to eat raw food and not this dehydrated, processed, unhealthy products. Frenchie's are very prone to flatulence, which has pungent odor. The more insightful you become about your dogs health, the more you can tell just by the smell. If your frenchie is having gastro- intestinal issues, consult your integrative vet for more choices.

While frenchie's are known for their love and affection, they are very often subject to health problems. Some issues are poor circulation in their ears and paws. They get cold very quickly and do not have a thick coat to protect them from the elements. French bulldog outfits, helps you to find clothes made for frenchie's that will keep them warm during the winter months.

Ultimately, Frenchie's are a fantastic breed, that are loyal and loving. Before you buy, make sure you are prepared for the possibly health concerns.


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