Swimmer Puppy Syndrome | Have No Fear! It’s Easy to Fix

Swimmer Puppy Syndrome: What Is It and How to Treat It Swimmer puppy syndrome is a rare developmental condition that affects puppies, causing them to be unable to stand or walk properly. This condition can be distressing for both the puppy and its owner. In this article, we’ll explain what swimmer puppy syndrome is, what … Read more

Stenotic nares and Elongated Palate – Dangerous Cause of French Bulldog Breathing Problems

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Stenotic Nares, Elongated Palate and Brachycephalic Dogs If you have a brachycephalic dog, this means that the dog has shortened skull bones. This gives the face, particularly the nose, an appearance of being somewhat “pushed in.” Since the face and nose have shorter bones, other soft tissue structures are affected. Some of these changes can lead to … 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

French Bulldog Ears – When Will My Adorable French Bulldog Puppy’s Ears Stand?

Standing Ears In many cases french bulldog ears will stand up perfectly before 8 weeks and usually by three months. However, while teething, they may fall. This is because nutrients being sent to the ears are now being diverted to the growing teeth, especially calcium. Usually, after the teething process is done, the ears will … 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

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

Intervertebral Disk Disease in French Bulldogs | IVDD | Understanding this Scary Disease

Introduction French Bulldogs, with their bat-like ears and smushed faces, have won the hearts of many. Yet, their unique and endearing appearance also makes them prone to certain health conditions. One such condition is Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD). What is Intervertebral Disk Disease? Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) is a serious and often painful condition that … Read more