Facial fold dermatitis is a skin irritation that occurs when moisture is trapped in the facial wrinkles.
In general, the French Bulldog is a healthy dog with few medical concerns. However, the following diseases or disorders have been reported:
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.
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.