Bulldogs can get sick quite often, and in many cases, some of these illnesses can eventually lead to the death of your Bulldog if they don’t get medical attention quickly. Some of the diseases and conditions that usually cause death in Bulldogs include…
Upper Airway Obstruction
One of the most adorable features of the Bulldog is their short, squished nose. Unfortunately, this same feature puts Bulldogs at great risk.
Despite having a short nose, Bulldogs have the same amount of tissue in their airways, and because this tissue is confined within a small space, it causes obstruction within the airways. Not only does this cause breathing problems among Bulldogs, it poses a huge difficulty for them to regulate their body temperature.
Both respiratory problems and inability to regulate body temperature are potentially life-threatening if emergency medical attention is not provided quickly.
Due to their very low genetic diversity, Bulldogs are also highly susceptible to cancer, especially in old age. Unfortunately, most cancers are untreatable and will eventually lead to death. Actually, cancer is one of the most common causes of death in Bulldogs.
Some cancers that Bulldogs get commonly are mast cell tumors, skin cancer, oral malignant melanomas, and lymphomas.
Kidney And Bladder Stones
Bulldogs also face a high risk of developing stones in the kidney or bladder, with the risk being higher in females than females. Kidney and bladder stones are a very serious condition that comes with a lot of pain, especially during urination.
Left untreated, kidney and bladder stones will cause complete obstruction and eventually result in death. Fortunately, when detected early, kidney and bladder stones can be removed, either through medication or surgical operation.
Other medical conditions that can cause death in Bulldogs include heart problems, gastrointestinal issues, aspiration pneumonia, and heat stroke. English Bulldogs are also very likely to go blind.