English Bulldog Health
The pressed noses and wrinkly faces of the English bulldog are hard to resist. Yet, the very things that make them adorable companions can also lead to health complications later in life. English bulldogs are not inherently unhealthy, but there are some health concerns you ought to be aware of when adopting an English bulldog from Bulldog Angels.
Common English bulldog health problems
There are a handful of health problems that English bulldogs are more susceptible to. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that while these problems can appear in English bulldogs, that doesn’t mean that it will appear in your English bulldog.
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin problems such as eczema and interdigital cysts
- Bone and joint diseases
- Brachycephalic airway syndrome
- Eye problems such as dry eye or cherry eye
- Head shakes
- Thyroid and heart disease
- Cancer (especially lymphoma and mast cell tumors)
What is the life expectancy of English bulldogs?
English bulldogs typically live around 8 to 10 years, although there are certainly instances of them living much longer than the average 10 years.
How do I keep my English bulldog healthy?
When we adopt an English bulldog into our families, we obviously want them to live as long as possible. The best way to do this is to watch their diet and keep them active. Bulldog puppies can eat up to three times a day, while adults should eat twice a day. Additionally, you should also take them out for short walks once a day. Just make sure you don’t overexert them, as it may cause them to overheat.
If you’re looking to adopt an English bulldog puppy, then you’ve come to the right place. As an AKC certified breeder, we at Bulldog Angels have plenty of puppies that are looking for their forever homes. Take a look at our available puppies online or give us a call at 785-294-0209 to learn more.