French Bulldogs with Down Syndrome | Debunking 1 Crazy Myth: Can French Bulldogs and Dogs Have Down Syndrome?

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Have you ever wondered if French Bulldogs or dogs can have Down syndrome? Well, let’s cut to the chase and answer this burning question once and for all. The fact is, Down syndrome does NOT exist in these adorable breeds. Despite popular beliefs, there is no scientific evidence to support such claims. So, rest assured … Read more

Puppy Heart Murmurs – French Bulldog Heart Murmur, Not So Scary Facts

What is a puppy heart murmur? A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound, usually heard by listening to the heart with a stethoscope. It sounds like a washing machine or dryer tumbling. What causes a heart murmur? A heart murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart. Sometimes a murmur is determined … Read more

Flat Chest Syndrome – Flat Chest Puppy French Bulldogs, a Fatal Problem if Left Untreated

Understanding Flat Chest Puppy Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. As a dog breeder and owner, it is essential to be aware of the various health conditions that can affect your furry friend. One such condition is Flat Chest Puppy Syndrome. What is Flat Chest Puppy Syndrome? Causes Flat Chest Puppy Syndrome (FCPS) can have 2 … Read more

Megaesophagus in French Bulldogs | Sad and Devastating Disorder

What is megaesophagus in french bulldogs? Megaesophagus is not a single disease. Instead it is considered a combination disorder in which the esophagus (the tube that carries food and liquid between the mouth and stomach) dilates (gets larger) and loses motility (it’s ability to move food into the stomach). Esophageal motility is required for moving … Read more

Inverted Hind Legs Puppy | Metatarsal Hyperextension French Bulldog Puppies, Easy Fix

What is Metatarsal Hyperextension | Inverted Hind legs | Backwards Feet Puppy? Congenital metatarsal hyperextension, backwards feet puppy, or an inverted hind legs puppy is caused by odd positioning in the uterus. It’s most often seen in large litters, crowded in the uterus. If the pup(s) get stuck in that position, the ligaments from the … Read more

Hydrocephalus in French Bulldog Puppies | Harsh Reality of this Disorder

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Hydrocephalus in french bulldog puppies- Water on the Brain Hydrocephalus in dogs, is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that has leaked inside the skull, leading to brain swelling. CSF is the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, providing both nutrients and protection. Build-up of CSF can occur in the brain if the … Read more

Cleft Puppies | Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip in Puppies | Difficulty of Raising These Hopeful Pups

Causes of Cleft Palate Cleft Lip – Cleft puppies Studies have shown that cleft palate is most often caused by a genetic malformation. It is also believed that the palate may be formed in an abnormal way due to nutritional deficiencies, drugs, viruses or poisons to which the mother may have been exposed when pregnant. … Read more

Umbilical Hernias in Puppies and Dogs | Not as Critical as Expected

What Is and Umbilical Hernia? An umbilical hernia is an outward bulging of the abdominal lining, abdominal fat, or a portion of abdominal organ(s) through the area around the belly button. What Causes Umbilical Hernias in puppies? Before birth, the umbilical blood vessels pass through the umbilical ring (an opening in the abdominal muscles) to … Read more