Carrie Stefaniak DVM
Meningitis and meningoencephalitis can be caused by both infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, etc.) or non-infectious conditions. The conditions causing non-infectious meningoencephalitis often are collectively referred to as Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Origin (MUO)....
An excellent presentation was given by Samantha Kovacs on work she and Dr. Joshua Stern of the UC/Davis Vet School have done focused on updates on two of the most common congenital (present at birth) heart defects in dogs. Subaortic stenosis and Pulmonic stenosis are...
Dr. Ashley Saunders, Professor of Cardiology at Texas A&M, described this deadly disease that is widespread in South and Central America and Mexico, but was formerly found mainly along our southern border. It is now in the entire southern half of the United States, and some cases has...
The 2018 updated AKC BREED STANDARD for French Bulldogs can be downloadedhere.
You may also download the FBDCA 2018 Judges Seminar here. This is a slide show that explains and illustrates the Breed Standard and is used to educate judges about our breed.
The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale), a world canine organization that inludes most European countries, as well as countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, has a new Breed Standard for French Bulldogs. This...
Blue Book 2014 7th Edition.pdf (3,1 MB)
Together with the Genetics Committee of the ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists), the OFA has recently completed the 7th Edition of “Ocular Disorders Presumed to be Inherited in Purebred Dogs,” commonly known as the Blue Book...
Be VERY CAREFUL to keep your Frenchies cool during this hot weather.
But just in case, please download this important file and read it; and keep it handy in case you need to review it!
HEATSTROKE.pdf (62,1 kB)
Pyometra can be misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. If you have an intact bitch, please read this article that was in the AKC Gazette in April 2011. If your bitch should seem to be feeling unwell a few weeks after having been in season, please consider pyometra and get her checked out...
Bebout Award Presented to Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Federation of Dog...
Would your Frenchie like some cold summer treats that are healthy, too???
Here is a wonderful snack that fits the bill!
Homemade Dog Treat Recipe Doggie Ice-Cream
2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 Mashed bananas
2 tablespoons honey
Mix ingredients and freeze in ice cube tray.
Because of COVID-19, we will hold our club meatings online until further notice. Normally they are on the first Wednesday of each month, but may sometimes be changed. For information as to how to log on, please contact the club Secretary, Jodee Horseman, at...
Those of you unable to attend the Health & Genetics Seminar at the 2018 FBDCA National Specialty may see it now on the FBDCA website at https://frenchbulldogclub.org/health-genetics-seminar/
Dr. Brenda Bonnett of the International Partnership for Dogs...
The Heartland French Bulldog Club paraticipated in the "Bark in the Park" event in Raytown, MO on Saturday Sept. 8 from 9 AM to 1 PM. It was a lot of fun, and Ron & Suzy McNary, Jim and Jan Grebe, and Munchkin and Lief all had a great time. The weather was perfect, and Ron's...
Our Main Menu now has a section for articles that we think will be of interest and helpful to Frenchie owners.
Please visit it often. Our first download is a very important and timely discussion of how to deal with heat stroke in Frenchies.