Bulldogs are perpetual children: they never grow up. A Bulldog does best in a loving environment, free from fear and neglect. They are happiest when with people and require lots of attention from people. When left alone, Bulldogs can be very destructive. They may chew throughout their lifetimes. They may need to be crated when they are not being supervised. And many more attention, but there are 5 most important care need to know if you are a bulldog parent OR 5 things NOT to do with a bulldog.
1.Never ever allow a Bulldog to swim or be near a pool or water source when unattended.
Ever hear a French Bulldog cannot swim??? Well… basically they CAN’T!
PLEASE do not ever leave your Frenchie unattended near any body of water. Swimming and French Bulldogs do not go hand in hand. ALL Frenchies will eventually GO UNDER. Some may seem a little more buoyant or faster than others, especially when younger because they don’t weigh as much, but trust me they all will go down if not wearing a life vest. Even if wearing a life vest be careful, they do not have a snout to hold above water if at the beach with waves, etc…
Bulldogs don’t swim and will die fast, in a matter of seconds. It’s always a safe choice to use a life vest on your bulldog while your with him swimming or near a water source. His weight may prevent you from holding him up or rescue of him. A swimming life vest prevents that. If you have a pool, be sure it has a dog safe fence with self latching gates, just like you would have for a child.
2. Avoid heat
Bulldogs are extremely intolerant of heat. They must be kept in an air-conditioned area with limited trips outside when the outside temperature is over 80 degrees or the humidity is high. Close supervision is required during outside activity, especially in spring and summer to prevent over-exertion leading to over-heating. They also are not usually capable of prolonged physical activity whether the temperature is very warm or cold: a Bulldog is not for someone who enjoys taking a dog for long walks through the countryside.
3. Slow Your Dog’s Dinnertime Roll
There’s also the very real danger that eating too fast will bring on a case of life-threatening bloat, or gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV). He/She should eat steadily and not to fast, in addition raw hide products should be avoided and small balls or any objects that can be a choking hazard should be avoided.
4. Never allow your dog to run off leash
When near traffic, streets or other animals and when out in the open in any area near a street.
(NOTE:) Beware that bulldogs get stolen and caution should always be used as people will steal them from your own backyard, at a park, from your car and other ways.
Read more: How to choose a leash for a bulldog?
5. Go to a vet who experienced with bulldogs
They are a special breed with special needs and can’t be treated like any other dog.