1. Never ever allow a Bulldog to swim or be near a pool or water source when unattended. Even when with someone, keep a very close eye on him and keep him in your site always while around water. While CPR is a good option to use in drowning’s, it still has low odds of survival in Bulldogs….and best to avoid getting into that sitaution in the first place!
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. Bulldog will quickly die from exposure to hot tempatures, anything over 82 degrees is considered hot and caution should be used. That’s with a healthy bulldog, if your dog has troubles breathing or health issues, that tempature is to high. Bathroom breaks and exercise is fine at up to 82 degrees for a healthy dog, just keep cool water available, know the signs of over heating and how to treat it and don’t allow them to run and play hard when tempatures are hot, keep outside time limited to short periods of less than 30 minutes with shade.
3. Avoid allowing your bulldog to GULP his food down, he 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.
5. Avoid a vet that does not have experience with bulldogs. They are a special breed with special needs and can’t be treated like any other dog.