The French bulldog has a lot of qualities that make this dog breed a great option when you are considering a furry addition to your family. They are undeniably cute, absolutely lovable, comical, entertaining, and very amiable. The Frenchie dog makes for wonderful companions whether you live on a farm, or you are an apartment complex person.
However, as a responsible pet owner you need to do a lot of research when considering adding a new Frenchie puppy into your family. Some common question most Frenchie owners ask themselves is whether to use a collar or a harness for your French Bulldog. Since you are here reading this article, it is safe to assume that you have chosen to, or are seriously considering using a harness for your dog.So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you learn about the best harness you can use for your French bulldog in 2021.
A harness is perfect for keeping your dog safe, especially when said dog is still quite young and has not learned how to walk by your side. Dogs are prone to pulling at leashes and dashing off at the slightest sign of an interesting object when on walks. With a harness attached to the leash, you get more control over the movement of your French Bulldog without risking injuries to the neck or spine.
A Health Harness comes with more benefits than a regular harness. It is vet recommended and specially designed with dogs that suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) in mind, they introduce a new level of comfort to dog-walking.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is majorly seen in dogs with shortened muzzles, which French bulldogs are. The syndrome constricts their airways and places many limitations on them - even in mild cases.
One of such limitations is that affected dogs will struggle to breathe properly after even mild exertions. The invention of the Health Harness thus makes it easier for brachycephalic breeds to enjoy outdoor activities like walking without having to pay the toll that BOAS exerts on them.
It is common knowledge that dogs should wear both collars and harnesses. However, as a dog owner, understanding when to use either option is important. This includes knowing whether a collar is best for your dog or not.
Collars come with the risk of injuries to dogs especially small Frenchie puppies who have not gone through leash training. Also, if your dog is an active one who cannot resist pulling hard on his leash during walks, there is a possibility of putting pressure on the eyeballs. This can result in your dog’s eyes protruding from his sockets.
Also, remember that your Frenchie is a brachycephalic breed whose short body type may sometimes cause him to struggle with breathing properly. Adding the pressure of a collar to the mix will increase the tendency of your dog to struggle with breathing.
A Health Harness is a better option than a collar because it will release the pressure from your Frenchie’s neck and relocate it to the wider part of his body’s surface. The tension that would have accumulated in his neck will be distributed all over his body. You also have more control as the harness discourages pulling, while also making your Frenchie comfortable.
This way, you not only minimize the risk of your Frenchie struggling to breathe, but you also reduce the risk of spine and neck injuries and allow for full freedom of movement for him or her. As the proud owner of an adorable Frenchie, a French Bulldog Health Harness should be a non-negotiable essential for you.
Because Frenchies are a brachycephalic breed, French bulldog Health Harnesses are the safest and most practical items you can use on your dog. The harness provides full support for your dog and reduces stress on the neck and joints. The harnesses are also invaluable if you are managing one or more of the health issues Frenchies are at risk of having.
In addition to reducing the chances of your pooch developing complications because of the breed, a French bulldog harness also helps your dog to better handle health issues like:
In this condition, the cushioning discs between the bones of the spinal column either bulge or burst into the space of the spinal cord. Because they are in the spinal cord space, these discs exert pressure on the nerves running through the spinal cord, thus causing pain, nerve damage, and in extreme cases, paralysis.
IVDD is of two types - Type I and II. Type I can affect dogs of any age and it tends to happen “suddenly” after a trigger like a fall or a jump with a high impact on the floor that causes the disc to shift out of place.
Type II happens more gradually over a while and is typically seen in dogs between eight and fifteen years old.
Some of the symptoms of IVDD in Frenchies are:
Treatment of IVDD ranges from administering non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to bed rest to surgery. The treatment regimen is dependent on how early IVDD is diagnosed. A Frenchiestore Health Harness can help make your dog more comfortable when dealing with IVDD.
Arthritis occurs in French bulldogs when there is inflammation in one or more of their joints. This disease is also known as Degenerative Joint Disease or Osteoarthritis. It is a disease that targets the smooth articular cartilage present in the joints of dogs and it is a progressive one that worsens with time.
Some of the symptoms of arthritis in Frenchies are:
Treatment of arthritis in dogs majorly requires placing them on anti-inflammatory medications and weight control.
Frenchiestore health harnesses come with a front D-ring and back D-ring that help reduce the stress on your pooch’s joints by spreading the pressure evenly in other areas instead of concentrating it on the joints.
BOAS is the most common health condition in French Bulldogs. This condition can lead to moderate or severe respiratory problems.Frenchies have an elongated soft palate which obstructs the windpipe and is narrow in brachy dogs, cutting off air supply. In addition their nostrils are small and narrow.
Your Frenchie is particularly vulnerable when wearing, pulling or choking on a dog collar. Use only a harness when it comes to your French Bulldog since this breed is already prone to breathing issues.
Frenchiestore Vet Approved Health Harness is designed for dogs with BOAS and made specifically for French Bulldogs unique sizing and health needs. Frenchiestore Health Harness innovated design is the first and only reversible harness with dual D rings in the pet industry for no pull no choke walk which supports your Frenchies' physical and mental well being.
Frenchiestore Health Harness is a small investment compared to your Frenchie's well being and health. Our French bulldog health harnesses were specially designed for dogs with BOAS and are Vet Approved and used by vets and surgeons worldwide. The Health Harness features:
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