As inferred earlier, Frenchies are predisposed to a wide variety of health issues, especially respiratory-related issues, of which it can be majorly attributed to this pooch’s physical anatomy.
The good news is, the majority of these medical conditions are treatable, but Frenchie owners should be prepared to spend a fortune at the vet hospital to ensure that their pooches get quality lives.
That said, some of the health conditions that Frenchies are predisposed to, and which are responsible for a large number of deaths among this dog breed in a year include:
Cancer is one of the leading causes of canine deaths worldwide, and this deadly disease is equally responsible for a considerable number of Frenchie deaths.
Brain tumors and lymphoma are the most common and fatal variants of cancer that French Bulldogs typically suffer from. But this pooch is also predisposed to mast cell cancer, breast cancer, and bone cancer, just to mention a few.
Neurological disorders typically affect a French Bulldog’s nervous system, and they also claim a significant amount of Frenchie lives yearly.
Among all the neurological issues that Frenchies are prone to suffering from, the most commonly diagnosed, and by extension, the most dangerous disorder, is the Intervertebral Disc Disease.
Brain tumors also make up for a significant amount of neurological issues that Frenchies typically suffer from, and it is also common to come across one of these pooches suffering from degenerative myelopathy.
French Bulldogs are at a high risk of suffering respiratory issues, no thanks to their short snouts and pushed in faces. And a considerable number of Frenchies die yearly to a number of respiratory problems that typically occur due to the pooch’s unusual facial anatomy.
Common Health Issues
Other less fatal health issues that French Bulldogs typically suffer from include: