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Learn about French Bulldog diseases

Learn about French Bulldog diseases

Health Concerns

In general, the French Bulldog is a healthy dog with few medical concerns. However, the following diseases or disorders have been reported:

  • Facial fold dermatitis is a skin irritation that occurs when moisture is trapped in the facial wrinkles.

  • Atopy is an itchy skin disease of animals that is caused by an allergy to substances in the environment.

  • Interdigital dermatitis, also known as pododermatitis, is an inflammation of the paws involving the feet and nails.

  • Food allergy affected pets develop skin allergies due to a variety of food ingredients.

  • Entropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes inward rolling. Lashes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and may lead to more serious problems.

  • Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens of the eye. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to blindness.

  • Congenital hypotrichosis - is a congenital disease causing symmetrical hair loss.

  • Distichiasis is a condition in which there is growth of extra eyelashes from the glands of the upper or lower eyelid.

  • Urolithiasis is a condition affecting the urinary tract resulting in the formation of bladder stones.

  • Females can have dystocia (difficulty giving birth) due to the large head size of the babies.

    Life Span

    The average life span of the French bulldog is approximately 9 to 11 years.


    We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.








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