Collar vs. Harness


Collar vs. Harness   The question comes up all of the time. “Should I use a harness or a collar for my new bulldog?” Bulldog owners often wonder which style is the most comfortable, safe, and effective for their bulldog. The answer is actually somewhere in the middle. Both collars and harnesses are specific and useful tools that are effective in their own unique situations.   Although collars are typically the most common attire for dogs in general , they...

Entropion


Entropion (inward rolling of the eyelid edges) This is a common eye problem that can occur early or later on in life and most commonly affects the lower eyelids.     What is Entropion?   Entropion can be found within any breed of dog but the problem often centers around a few, very specific breeds. It is very common to see entropion in breeds with wrinkled or over exaggerated facial folds… hmm sounds a lot like the bulldog. We all...

Interdigital cysts


Interdigital cysts: (growth between the toes) Soft to firm fluid-filled swellings that form in the web of skin between the toes. Occasionally, these cysts will rupture or discharge their fluid.     Many of you bully lovers out there have noticed small, wart-like cysts that occasionally pop up between one of your bulldog’s toes. It is first important to remember that these cysts, while troublesome, are not a critical threat to your bulldog’s life. This being said, cysts should be...

Socializing your American and English Bulldog


Have you ever experienced a dog that has cowered or even snapped at you while being approached? All the while, the owner of the dog explains that “Fifo just doesn’t like strangers.” More than likely, the dog in question was not introduced to a basic socialization program as a puppy. A proper socialization program introduces and educates the young puppy about the world around them. The critical learning period for an American or English bulldog puppy is within the first...