There are certain preventive measures you can take that can save time, money and suffering when it comes to your English Bulldog's health. By keeping on top of your Bulldog's medical care you can catch any potential problem early and avoid costly medical intervention further down the road. Also, by taking the time to keep your English Bulldog up to date on vaccinations, etc. you can prevent certain diseases from ever appearing.
There are a number of steps you can take on your own to evaluate your English Bulldog's medical condition. In order to do this you need to become familiar with your pet's normal state, so that you can detect any changes. Try to examine your pet frequently from head to toe. You should look for any lumps or swelling and any changes in his breathing, also examine his eyes, ears and mouth. Also watch for changes in your Bulldog's behavior, such as his eating habits or activity level. Notify your vet if you observe anything out of the ordinary.
You should take your English Bulldog Puppy to the vet as soon as possible after you acquire him. If he's a puppy he will probably need a series of shots to immunize him against certain diseases. It is important to take your Bulldog to the vet at least once a year for a thorough exam and to be re-vaccinated. At these exams, be sure to tell your vet about any changes you've noticed in your Bulldog and bring up any concerns you may have. If your English Bulldog is a purebreed, your vet should also check for any diseases or conditions that your breed is prone to.