Bulldogzilla Logo

Adopting an English Bulldog

February 21, 2023

Before committing to an English Bulldog, or any new puppy, be ready for the commitment related to the breed’s care.

​Are you thinking about getting an English bulldog puppy? Before you take the plunge, it’s important to understand the commitment that comes with owning a brachycephalic breed like the English bulldog. This type of dog needs careful attention when it comes to exercise and heat, as they are prone to heat stroke. Read on to learn more about the signs of heat stroke in a dog and what we can do to help combat them.

Understanding Brachycephalic Breeds

Brachycephalic breeds are dogs with short skulls and noses that are pushed in, like pugs and Boston terriers. These dogs have difficulty staying cool because their snouts make it difficult for them to pant properly. Panting is usually how dogs regulate their temperature, so they need extra help when the temps rise outside.
Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

If your pup is showing signs of extreme distress or lethargy in hot weather, they may be suffering from heatstroke. Other symptoms include excessive panting, thick saliva, rapid heart rate, vomiting, general weakness or confusion. Wherever possible keep your pup out of direct sunlight during summer months and never ever leave them alone in a car—not even for short periods!

Things We Can Do To Help Combat Heat Stroke Signs

  • Make sure there is plenty of fresh water available at all times; this includes when outdoors too!  
  • Keep walks during hot weather brief; if possible, avoid walking your pup during midday when temperatures are highest.  
  • Buy cooling accessories like cooling mats or vests that can help regulate your pup’s body temperature during hotter months or days spent outdoors.  
  • Keep your pup groomed; regular brushing will help reduce excess fur which can trap heat close to their skin.  
  • When indoors provide plenty of shade and air conditioning if possible; fans can also be used to circulate air around your pup’s environment which helps keep them cool too!

Owning an English bulldog means being prepared for a commitment—especially when it comes to keeping them safe from heat-related issues like heat stroke. It’s important for new owners to familiarize themselves with these types of issues before bringing home their new furry friend and making sure they have everything they need (like cooling mats or vests) ready ahead of time so that they can provide their pup with the best care possible! Being aware of the signs of heat stroke in a dog can go a long way towards ensuring that your pup stays healthy and happy all year long!

Bulldogzilla Breeders | 508 Pat Booker Road #5070 | San Antonio, Texas | (210) 560-3328‬ | info@bulldogzilla.com
Copyright © 2023 | All rights reserved

Privacy Policy‬            Terms and Conditions

error: Content is protected !!
Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner