American Bulldog Health and Disease Prevention
American Bulldog Health, as a rule, does not cause concern. American Bulldogs are strong and generally healthy dogs. However, they may suffer from allergies and have problems with the joints of the fore and hind limbs.
It is important to monitor the health of the American Bulldog
The opinion that only white American bulldogs are prone to allergies is nothing more than a misconception, there are no corroborating statistics. As a rule, if an allergy is revealed, it becomes a lifelong problem requiring a constant diet. But there are also one-time allergies caused by street reagents, insect bites, household cleaning products, etc. The big problem is a hereditary or persistent allergy to a particular food. Discuss this issue with the breeder.
Another possible problem is dysplasia of the elbow joints, as well as the much more frequent dysplasia of the hip joints. This disease can result in years of treatment, right up to surgery. A serious degree of dysplasia does not allow the dog to live a full life. The disease can not always be determined “by eye”; only hardware diagnostics show the real picture.
In addition, representatives of the breed can suffer from unilateral or bilateral deafness, skin diseases (they can also indicate problems with immunity), inversion of the eyelids.
If you notice that the American bulldog became lethargic, eats poorly or has any other signs of malaise - contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.