How To Care For Your Bulldog

Bulldogs require daily cleaning of their face folds to avoid unwanted infections caused by moisture accumulation. Daily teeth brushing with a regular human soft toothbrush using a vet approved toothpaste is also recommended.

Like all dogs, bulldogs require daily exercise. If not properly exercised the bulldog could gain weight, which could cause health problems relating to the lungs and heart. Bulldogs are extremely sensitive to heat and cold and great care should be given to the dog during overly warm periods. During these times, the owner should ensure that the dog has plenty of shade and water, and should be ideally kept out of standing heat.

As the breed has developed, the tail in some dogs can be tight to the body and can cause infection if not treated or cleaned underneath regularly.

When you get your dog, remember to look at the spay/neuter option. If you plan on this, it’s best to have the procedure done by 6 months of age. However, it can be done reasonably safely at a later point in the dog’s life. The breed is registered with the American Kennel Club simply by the name “Bulldog”, though there are many that still refer to the breed as the English Bulldog. It is not a serious deviation of terms.