duminică, 28 septembrie 2008

About the health of the French Bulldogs

For the ones looking for a more calm and manageable pet, it is well known that French Bulldogs are proven as excellent house companions. Also, there has to be kept in mind that, since they are a dog breed that has specific health and maintenance needs, French Bulldogs do require an added level of commitment on the part of owners.

Nowadays, it is considered that buying a well-bred French Bulldog that has been taken care of by a reputable breeder might just be your best bet for a healthy dog. But, even though you are buying a French Bulldog that you know it has been well taken care of, this still can not represent a hundred percent guarantee that it will not suffer from some of the signature health problems of the breed. There has to be paid attention to the fact that due to their short breathing passages and inability to regulate body temperature, all French Bulldogs are subject to heat-related distress. Plus, there is actually no French Bulldog that is not vulnerable to cold. Even more, there are some French Bulldogs for which the Von Willebrand’s Disease is practically inevitable. This disease reflects a genetic bleeding syndrome.

Even though there are many diseases from which French Bulldogs may suffer, this doesn’t mean that the French Bulldog that you are looking forward to buy will be suffering from any of them. Plus, even though there are many diseases that can harm French Bulldogs, this breed is considered to be the healthiest of the bulldog breeds. It is important as well to be considered that you have better odds of getting a dog that will have minimal health problems, if you have reliable information on each parent dog and their ancestral line, since many of the diseases that plague the French Bulldog are hereditary and/or congenital in nature.

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