Puppy / Dog Care

Bulldog puppies and bulldogs in general need lots of care and lots of love. They can be wonderful additions for the right person, but they also can be a lot of work. It is important that they have a good diet, exercise and lots of loving care. Bulldogs are not good dogs to lockup all day and leave home alone.

Puppies in general need lots of toys to play with and bulldogs are no exception. They need things to chew on and play with or they will find something. Most often they find something that you would not want them to chew on.

Bulldogs love water. They need lots of it to drink especially in warmer climates. But be careful if you have a pool, pond etc. Bulldogs can not swim! There stocky body makes them sink like a rock. Keep them away from any water deeper then they can walk in.

Temperature extremes are hard on bulldogs. They can only handle heat or cold for a very short period of time. If you have them outside for longer then a few minutes on a very hot or very cold day it could kill them. They should be inside dogs! They not the type that you can put in the back yard and forget about.

Avoid overfeeding bulldogs. They should be stocky not fat.

Bulldogs are know for having allergies. Not all dogs will develop allergies but do not be surprised if yours do. Consult your veterinarian if you see any signs of allergies.

Heat spots are another common issue with bulldogs. Proper bathing and a good diet can limit or eliminate heat spots in most cases.