For preventing yeast infections
Face: Clean your bulldog’s face and wrinkles daily. Best method is to use the chlorhexidine cleaning solution and rub in between each wrinkle. Make sure you dry the area after cleaning as to keep his/her bulldogs face dry. A gallon of solution will be provided upon pickup. Amazon carries the Durvet Chlorhexidine Solution 2%. To treat tear stains, you may use diaper rash cream or corn starch in between wrinkles. Be careful to keep away from your bulldog’s eyes.
Tail: Clean your bulldogs tail weekly being sure to get the underneath pocket with same solution as for the face. It is good practice to clean in between their toes regularly.
Ears: every 2 weeks clean your bulldog’s ears with a form ear cleanser; preferably use Epi-Otic Advanced by Virbac to prevent infections. This solution helps to keep your bulldogs ears clear and dry. Bathing: When bathing your bulldog be careful to not get water in their ears; dry immediately if this happens. You may put cotton balls in their ears prior to bathing to prevent water getting in.
Nails: Trim nails every 3-4 weeks as needed. More active dogs can go longer between trimming. Preferred method is grinding the nails with a dermal or dog nail clipper. Remember to pre-treat your bulldog for fleas and ticks. Make you're own solution with a mixture of lemon water and vinegar with a few drops of peppermint or lavender essentials oils coffee fragrance. For a flea issue, blue dawn dish soap is a great way to start treating them. Fleas will die in a matter of minutes of bathing. Lather their bodies completely including bellies and let it sit a few before ringing. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly and don't let them drink the water, the soap will cause them to vomit and have diarrhea. If they should drink the soap water be sure to get them to drink clean water and watch them. If vomiting last more than an hour call your local vet. Filtered or bottle water will minimize tear stains and chin acne along with using stainless steel bowls.
Brushing: Brush as needed to keep coat clean. If skin is irritated, you may use coconut oil. This can be applied directly onto the skin or added to the food. Bag balm is equally as beneficial however do not add this to the food.
Toys: Nylabones, Kong toys, antlers and bully sticks are all acceptable toys for your bulldog. All other toys be sure to monitor your bulldog for becoming a choking hazard
Food: Feed your bulldog puppy food for the first 8 months. You may choose solid or wet food. Monitor your bulldog’s stool for consistency when feeding canned wet food.If stool is liquidity feed dry puppy food that has been moistened with water. You may transition to full dry food when you feel your puppy is able to eat without choking. Slow feeding dishes are a great way to control your bulldog’s intake if he/she is eating too fast causing themselves to choke. Water dishes may be raised off the floor to help prevent choking. Follow the guidelines of feeding recommendation according to the label of food containers. Amounts may be adjusted as needed to your puppy’s needs. Be mindful not to over feed! Avoid grain free formula brands and don't feel like you have to pay for the over priced brands. However you don't want any dyes or fillers. Read the ingredients and stick with dye free whole grain foods Dyes cause tear stains.
At about 8 months you can begin your puppy on an adult feeding schedule of 2 times daily. Each feeding should be no more than a 1 cup serving of food.
Bull dogs are known to eat all day long if you let them; they are munchers and will eat as much as you give them. To help manage their desire for food give them vegetables; carrots, green beans asparagus, apples (skinless), pumpkin, blueberries & bananas. Avoid grapes, broccoli, strawberries, cucumbers & tomatoes (the seeds). Google is your friend when wanting to try new foods with your bull dog!
Upset bellies & constipation
Adding pumpkin to their food will help add more fiber to their diets and settle upset stomachs. Whole milk yogurt with probiotic is a great go to for upset bellies and diarrhea. Apple sauce is wonderful for your bull dog when they are constipated, add 1/2 cup to their food.
Treats: Be sure to purchase USA made treats only!! NO raw hide, no pig or cow ears, no pork or chicken bones or other bones that splinter as they will become enlarged in your bulldog’s throat!
For puppies break large treats into smaller pieces to avoid choking
We recommend giving you bull dog a preventative dose of probiotic when giving them a deworming preventative/treatment doses.
It is highly recommended to use Bravecto for flea & tick treatment
Wrap pills in American cheese to be sure they are taking the medication completely