A Guide to French Bulldog Health Issues for Frenchie Owners and Lovers

A Guide to French Bulldog Health Issues for Frenchie Owners and Lovers

20 Replies to “A Guide to French Bulldog Health Issues for Frenchie Owners and Lovers”

  1. September 25, 2018 Tammy

    I am looking for anyone who’s frenchie has had to have spine surgery and how they are doing

    1. September 25, 2018 Frankie

      Hey Tammy,

      Thanks for the message… hopefully someone in the community can help out.

      Is this something you are considering for your pup?

  2. December 25, 2018 Alan Acker

    Our young female gets red eyes a lot , any throughts of what it is

    1. January 7, 2019 Frankie REPLY
  3. January 1, 2019 Cam

    Me and my gf have a blue french bulldog who we love so much she just did something to her right elbow /upper leg and she was crying so without a doubt we took her to the vets who couldn’t tell us much yet there the pro s and should have some sort of idea
    Anyway they bandage her elbow leg up and give pain killers and book her in for X-ray in couple of days
    She is crying more now she has the bandage on but there is no way she can break it as she was only sleeping and woke up to see the little ones as they come down from stairs
    Our puppy never goes up or down stairs as we have stair gates to stop her doing that she only plays with her toys and gets hyper then sleeps
    Is it possible it could just be a strain then a break
    I’m annoyed with the vets that they didn’t have a clue what it could be
    If anyone has any idea what it could be I’d appreciate your advice I’m just so worried bout her she’s our world

    1. January 7, 2019 Frankie

      Hi Cam, we’re so sorry to hear that your Frenchie has a sore leg. Unfortunately, it’s hard for us to provide an accurate diagnosis or advice based on the information you have provided. This website has online vets ready to answer your questions if you want a second opinion:

  4. January 8, 2019 Tim daniels

    Hi we have a 20 week old brindle French bull dog male I don’t no if he has a cold but when he wakes from a sleep he seems to struggle breathing and grunts really loud like he is panicng do u have any info what it could be he has only started doing it for the past couple of days

    1. January 14, 2019 Frankie

      Hi Tim,

      Thanks for your question. It’s hard to say exactly what might be causing your dog to breathe heavily after sleeping, it could be anxiety, or it could be something physical. It’s best you see a vet to get an expert opinion.

  5. January 21, 2019 Amanda

    My 3 year old Frenchmen has just started acting weird from coming in from the cold. It is -9 degrees today and when she comes I from going out for a quick pee she is breathing weird, shakey and cannot get comfortable for about 15 minutes and then seems to go back to normal. Any idea why could be happening here?

    1. January 30, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Amanda,

      It does sound like your Frenchie is having some issues with the cold weather. It may be best to see a vet to get an expert opinion, but it could be as simple as reducing their time outside and using an inside pee mat during the colder months.

      For more advice you could chat online to a vet here:

  6. March 5, 2019 Erin

    Hi! I have a 9month old frenchie who started to have diarrhea problems after we had her spayed in December. She has always been on royal canin & never had any previous problems but now she has diarrhea at least 2x a month. We have had abdomen xrays, bloodwork changed food several times etc. we have spent several thousand dollars & still have no answer. Anyone have any ideas?

    1. March 5, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Erin,

      It sounds like you’ve tried a lot already, sorry to hear you are having such a predicament 🙁

      You may find some tips in this article:

      If not, hopefully, the community has some more tips.

      Good luck!

      1. April 6, 2019 Leonor Aleluia

        My dog has many many problems, one was diarrhea. It made a gastric biopsy, which showed a linfocitoastic disease of the intestine, it like a inflamatory disease in humans. The only food that worked was the Royal Canin anallergic..

        1. April 8, 2019 Will Blunt

          Thanks for sharing Leonor.

  7. March 7, 2019 Jeni Dibert

    Our 16 week old is having the same issues. Congestion in the morning and then clears up after about 20 minutes and she is fine the rest of the day. Every once in a while she will throw up thick spit and clear it out. Other than that she is perfectly fine. Vet says allergies but benadryl isn’t helping. It has gotten worse since pollen has become high. I suspect palate issues though. Please let me know what you have done, if anything works and what your vet says. Thanks!!

    1. September 17, 2019 Stefanie

      Our dog does the same thing- he’s 19 weeks. He does do a little coughing during the day but it’s often right in the am that it’s worse- clearing congestion. Did you find out anything?

  8. March 14, 2019 Mandy

    I have a Frenchie which I rescued 12 weeks ago she had settled well into family life she is often bile sick and we don’t know why it’s very distressing for her and us we have tried her on science plan which our other 2 dogs have she does love it but we need to get some weight on her so we went onto chicken and pasta still having this bile issue we have now swapped to chicken and rice just one day now so waiting to see what and if she is sick are we doing something wrong please help

    1. March 15, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Mandy,

      As always, expert opinion from your vet is always the best way to determine the cause of these things.

      However, it could (and sounds like) a food allergy. Chicken is often the culprit.

      Check out these articles for some more tips and information:

      Good luck!

  9. May 4, 2019 Nicky Daniels

    My 2 week Frenchie has been perfectly healthy, however today he was playing and flipped over, (head over heals) whilst running and came up looking like he’d bashed his mouth/nose as he was licking his mouth, he seems to be snorting and gulping a lot, He seems ok in himself and has eaten and had a drink, he has also been bile sick, I’m trying to keep him calm and quiet to see if this clears the problem, should I be worried or is this normal …. thanks

    1. May 10, 2019 Will Blunt

      Hi Nicky,

      Sorry to hear about this incident! Some of the things you described could be normal, but then again they could be related to the fall you described.

      How is he doing now?

      If you’re ever concerned it’s always best to see a vet.


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