Heat Stroke is a very real concern for French Bulldog’s because of their shortened airway, they are less likely to cool themselves down quickly. Excessive panting can lead to swelling and cutting off the ability to breathe in addition to the damage that can arise from their internal body temperature being too high.  Signs of…

Would you let years go by between visits to the dentist? Probably not! Your Frenchie’s dental health is just as important to his or her overall health as your dental health is to your general health. To help veterinarians and their teams provide excellent dental care for dogs and cats and educate pet owners about…

Now that Spring has officially sprung we want to keep you informed about some common garden toxins that can be hazardous to your Frenchie’s health.  While not all Frenchie’s eat everything they see, there are certainly a fair number who do!  Be on the look out for these lovely but poisonous plants by being your…

Anal sacs or glands are 2 small glands just inside your pet’s anus.  The secretions from these glands is thick and foul smelling.  Most animals empty these on their own for scent marking or in self defense, like a skunk might do.  Domestic animals have largely lost their ability to empty these sacs voluntarily.  Walking…

This is a beautiful time of year and everything is blooming.  Unfortunately this includes the flea population.  Fleas are difficult to control based on their rapid rate of reproduction, female fleas can lay from 20 to 50 eggs a day and up to 2000 eggs during their lifetime, which immediately fall off the animal, all…

Food Allergy Trials in Dogs Authored by: Dr. Donna M. Raditic, DVM Objectives What are some of the signs of a food allergy? How does your veterinarian select a diet for a food allergy trial? What diets are currently available for a food allergy trial? What pitfalls can occur during a food allergy trial? What Signs…

This letter was written by Dr. Jan Grebe and comes from her book, “Healthy Frenchies: An Owner’s Manual.”  If you are fortunate enough to have a veterinarian with a lot of Frenchie patients that is fabullous!  However, the breed is still relatively new to most vets and we find this letter helpful to bridge the…

This informational checklist is courtesy of the Red Cross.  With as many disasters as we have seen on the news lately it is worthwhile to invest some time in getting you and your family prepared. Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being.…