How Do I Know If My French Bulldog Has a Cold?


So, if it really is possible for dogs to catch a cold? How can their flu be different from ours, and what are the symptoms of this disease in dogs? We have asked the same questions and found out what illness your French Bulldog can possibly catch.

French Bulldog Sick

Being a French Bulldog owner comes with many special challenges. For example, if your Frenchie catches a cold, you might wonder how do I know if my Frenchie has a cold?

Yes, Frenchies can get the flu, but only the canine type. They can be spread between dogs and the symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of energy
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Diarrhea (in some cases)

Dog flu is a scary thought. If you’ve spent time with an infected dog, there may be the possibility that you could carry this virus home with you. To escape this issue, it’s important to change clothes after interacting with another pup (or any animal).

Cold is the term most commonly used for describing viral upper-respiratory tract infections. When we talk about cold, we think about different types of viruses. All these viruses cause similar symptoms such as sneezing and sore throat with other milder ones like runny eyes or nose too! Rhinovirus is the most common type of viruses in people that causes more than 50% of colds.

Best Ways to Tell if Your Frenchie is sick

If your French Bulldog’s nasal passages are inflamed and swell, the dog will experience breathing issues. Because of this, you should check your Frenchie’s nose for signs of inflammation. It won’t be difficult to notice: in most cases, there is fluid discharge and a constant sneeze.

You’ll know there’s something wrong with your Frenchie if he/she shows a lack of appetite, has a fever, diarrhea, and coughing. Sometimes, a dog won’t sneeze but will have pale gums, a dry nose, and sunken eyes. Whatever symptoms you notice, it’s important to consult your vet to get the appropriate treatment.

French Bulldog Sick

What is the best prevention and protection?

It is impossible to prevent your dog from getting sick, be it cough, dog fever or the above diseases. One way is to keep as far away as possible from other dogs or animals that have not been vaccinated, as well as untidy places, be it parks, streets or whatever.

A French bulldog’s health is important to you, so hygiene with your pet is something you should be concerned about. Proper hygiene can help keep your pet healthy and clean. 

Your dog’s paws, especially the bed, and surface play a big role in determining how unhygienic they are. Therefore, clean and maintain them regularly.

The best protection against the cold are of course Frenchie sweaters or hoodies, the French Bulldogs are the most famous breed that must necessarily wear clothes during the winter days.

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