Entropion/Ectropion in the English Bulldog
Common Health Problem in English Bulldogs-Entropion

Inward rolling of an eyelid, normally the lower lid of the English Bulldog. This rolling causes the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball, which can cause excess tearing, squinting and eye ulcers. Entropion can occur with in a few months from birth, or later in life. This can be surgically corrected by your veterinarian.
Common Health Problem in English Bulldogs-Ectropion

Ectropion is where there is a sagging or rolling-out of the eyelids of the English Bulldog. This results in exposure of the eye (think of a bloodhounds eyes), which often leads to irritation & Dry Eye. Should the conjunctiva become infected repeatedly it may have to be surgically corrected by your veterinarian.
Here is a product that can help with the discomfort of Ectropion.

  • Puralube Vet Ointment - 1/8 oz tube - Sterile Ocular Lubricant Older pets or bulldogs that have had Cherry Eye surgery often suffer from Dry Eye. If you start noticing a crusty goop on the eyes in the mornings. This will keep the eyes clear and also keep ulcers from forming on the eyes.


    Note: Trimbull Bulldogs has produced this document for education purposes only. Our definitions of the common problems in English bulldogs are our opinions only.These opinions have been formed by years experience in the bulldog breed having read numerous articles over the years. ALWAYS consult your veterinarian with any problem that may occur.