The French bulldog is a very pleasant, affectionate, cheerful and gentle companion dog. It is an ideal playmate for children, whom he adores. Even if the Frenchie bulldog does not need large spaces, he must be able to exercise himself every day. Attached to his master, this dog is very demanding of caresses and attention.
Food: canned croquettes or mash once or twice a day are ideal for the French bulldog.
Vaccinations: vaccines against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, kennel cough and rabies are recommended to protect your dog. Always on the advice of your veterinarian, you will also need to vaccinate him against leptospirosis and piroplasmosis.
Interview: the French bulldog is a short-haired dog that requires little maintenance. A weekly brushing and a bath every two months are more than enough. Her ears should always be clean, as should her eyes. Like all short-nosed dogs, the Bulldog often has respiratory problems. Snoring during naps is completely normal, but if the dog is too quickly breathless, a visit to the veterinarian is essential. So never leave your dog in the heat or locked in a car, this could have serious consequences on his health.
Special signs: the French Bulldog is a very bad swimmer, watch out for water points!
The beautiful spring days provide a good environment for outdoor activities with your dog. In winter, many activities take place indoors, and in the cold, the walks are often shorter than usual. So take advantage of spring and take long walks, but stay alert to the dangers that await your dog.
Spring, tick season
Ticks reappear as soon as the temperature exceeds 5 ° C. Ticks spread disease as long as they are on the dog for more than 24 hours. Your dog may therefore have different symptoms: fever, loss of appetite, stomach and intestine problems, laziness, fatigue, lameness. Among the most common tick-borne illnesses are Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. If you notice any abnormal behavior on your dog, consult your veterinarian; the dog infected with ticks is treated with antibiotic treatments.
For your walks with your dog, remember to get a tick repellent or equip your dog with a tick collar, for example. Brushing your dog regularly and checking his coat is also particularly recommended for prevention.
Dog pollen allergy
Did you know that Frenchie dog, like humans, can be allergic to pollens? If you notice that your dog is scratching more than usual, that his eyes are runny and that he is biting or licking his legs abnormally, this may be a sign that he is suffering from an allergy. Your veterinarian can help you determine if your dog has a pollen allergy and will prescribe a suitable treatment to relieve your pet.