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The Pet Health & Happiness Podcast | Bella & Duke

Sep 24, 2020

Rowan Sanderson sits down with Dr. Adele Fitzpatrick, founder of The Natural Vet, on how to help your French Bulldog thrive.

Frenchies and other brachycephalic breeds tend to have a predisposition to certain health issues such as gastrointestinal disease, skin disease, airway disease (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, or BOAS), and joint disease are among those at the top.

Other than these diseases, brachycephalic breeds tend to have problems related to birthing. Eye conditions are also common on account of the shape of the head and how the eyes sit on the heads of these breeds.

Adele gives a number of tips for ensuring that your Frenchie lives a happy and healthy life, which include finding a reputable breeder that conducts breed health testing, having a good quality lifetime pet insurance policy for your Frenchie, and feeding them a diet of good quality, fresh, and easily digestible food.