French bulldog breedHEALTH:
Frenchies are known as brachiocephalic dogs, this refers to dogs with short noses. Frenchies
have a very short head compared with the length of their cranium. Often times, this results in
either an elongated or cleft soft palate. This makes them noisy, labored breathers. For this reason, Frenchies are not comfortable in the heat or playing hours of fetch. Because of their special respiratory system, they don’t breathe very well and can also be prone to thyroid conditions, eye irritations, and spinal diseases. This adorable smushed in face gives way to one of the cutest characteristics of Frenchies, their face wrinkles. These wrinkles are a genetic hand-me-down. bulldogs were bred to have these wrinkles on the face to flow blood away from the eyes should the dogs be wounded in a fight. another Frenchie must, those bat eats. bred to have perked bat-like ears, early breeders preferred droopy rose ears, but now all Frenchies must have bat ears.
The french bulldog has some serious reproductive challenges. for one, they cannot naturally reproduce. because they are so top heavy and have such narrow hips and weak hind legs the male cannot successfully mount the female, they need to be artificially inseminated. and even more remarkable is the fact that they require cesarean sections. since they have such large heads in proportion to the rest of their bodies when the dam is trying to pass the puppies often times the canal opening is not big enough. all of this makes the breeding tricky and consequently a bit more expensive, but on the flip side, you can be sure that your dog’s heritage was carefully planned.
FRENCHIE HEALTH CAREChoose wisely where your new Frenchie will sleep. It is important that they can see family life It is not reasonable for a dog to sleep properly. you must also choose a place for them to eat with enough room for food. always ensure fresh water is available for them.
YOUR FRENCHIE’S FIRST VET VISITWe recommend taking your pet to the vet soon after they are home. the visit will likely
• an external check, including examination of the Frenchie’s heart, lungs, coat, muscles, eyes, ears, and mouth.
• test the stool to check for internal parasites.
• a question-and-answer period.
• the scheduling of remaining vaccinations
THE DECISION TO SPAY/NEUTER
make sure there are no surprises by having your little one neutered or spayed, provided you don’t want to become a breeder. ask your vet. pups of love is also well placed to advise you of how neutering may affect your dog.
there are different intestinal parasites and other worms such as hookworms, roundworms,
whipworms, tapeworms, and lungworms that can affect your frenchie’s health. the worming treatment that your vet has prescribed ensures your frenchie is protected from these parasites. We recommend trifexis for heartworm, fleas, and intestinal worms.
the majority of intestinal worms that infect dogs can cause diseases of animal origin. although the risk of Infection with this disease is low. it is important to know that zoonotic diseases can be transmitted from your pets to you and your family. some parasites can cause serious illness and children are especially susceptible to zoonotic diseases.
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY TOO
Luckily, you can help reduce your family’s risk of contracting zoonotic diseases by administering a broad spectrum worming product.
• Take your Frenchie for regular veterinary examinations.
• give your frenchie regular parasite protection with suitable worming treats.
• children should be washed before eating and after playing outside or when they touch the dog.
• clean up after your Frenchie quickly to remove the chance of worm eggs being exposed to the family
• prevent your frenchie from licking children’s faces.
• Never eat anything your Frenchie may have licked.
• Children must wear shoes when playing in the garden and in areas where dogs are bitten.
• Cover children’s sandpits when not in use.
• Wear gloves or wash hands when gardening.
Fleas are bloodsucking parasites that can feed, breed, and lay eggs on your new Frenchie.
They can cause extreme discomfort and itching, with signs including scratching, biting and hair loss. The eggs fall from the dog’s coat into the
Place such as dog bed, carpet, furniture, and garden. Fleas can end up infesting the home and can bite humans too.
FLEAS, FLEAS EVERYWHERE
The optimal environmental conditions for fleas are warmth and humidity, making them a year-round problem in Florida. The most effective flea-control program will, therefore, involve an integrated approach that reduces the flea population in the environment, as well as on your pet.
INTEGRATED FLEA CONTROL
The comprehensive flea control program will consist of:
• Kill fleas: Kill big fleas on your dog. Use it at the start of a flea management The program, with control and flea observation on your dog.
• A flea protection treatment to break the flea lifecycle. It stops adult fleas from the producing The egg is viable and prevents flea larvae from evolving to adults. Use once a month throughout the year.
• Clean such as frequent cleaning of the floor and dog bedding, will reduce the number of environmental fleas. If you are concerned, talk to a veterinarian for further guidance.
• Adult fleas represent only 5% of the total number of fleas. The other 95% is made up of the eggs, larvae, and pupae – they remain hidden waiting to develop and jump onto the dog. In order to better protect against fleas, all dogs in the family must be monitored to stop the cycle of flea breeding.
DAY TO DAY CARE BASICS FOR YOUR FRENCHIE FOOD AND WATER BOWLS
Stainless steel is considered the best to maintain cleanliness without breaking.
COLLAR & HARNESS:
You should be able to fit two fingers under the collar/harness when it’s on your Frenchie.
Check the fit often because puppies grow quickly!
For toilet walks or for spending time in an unfenced location, your Frenchie will need an
appropriate lead and collar/harness.
Playing with toys helps your Frenchie’s balance and motor skills. Chew toys can help them shed their baby teeth. Stay away from toys that can be swallowed.
VACUUM CLEANER AND LINT BRUSH FOR CARPETS AND UPHOLSTERY
Frenchies are average shedders, so be prepared to see some hair wherever they’ve been.
• Once your Frenchie has completed their vaccination course you will be able to visit the dog
Go to the gardens and beaches together to check with the local authorities for a list of hallowed places for dogs.
• If living in a hot climate monitor your Frenchie closely to ensure they do not overexert themselves since they tend to overheat very easily.
SKIN AND COAT CARE
• Keeping your Frenchie’s skin healthy and his coat shiny requires good nutrition and regular grooming. Make the experience enjoyable and calm. Gentle brushing with a soft brush for short periods of time is best for you and your Frenchie to bond and will reduce shedding.
• Pomade will help heal their paws after walks on concrete or asphalt.
• Nose balm help Frenchies who have dry noses. Vaseline works well too.
• Did you know that puppies do not have to shower too frequently? In fact, too much
bathing can be drying and harmful to the skin.
• Hypoallergenic grooming wipes can be used to wipe them down in between baths.
• Human shampoos and household detergents are unsuitable.
• Use a gentle soap-free hypoallergenic shampoo designed for dogs.
Your Frenchie has temporary teeth until about four to six months of age, so don’t be alarmed if you see teeth falling out before then. You may notice more chewing behavior as your Frenchie starts teething. Keep your dog on the right things to chew, for example, Chewing games and moving teeth. Start by cleaning the Frenchie teeth.
You get used to brushing your teeth daily when your dog becomes an adult. Never use toothpaste, it is possible to be harmful to dogs. Provide his reward with a treat when finished.