Bulldog Has Greenish Discharge from Nose


I need some advice and I’m hoping you can help me please.

We have an almost 3 mo old puppy. About 8 days ago we noticed a runny nose. The discharge is very snotty (greenish). She doesn’t have as much discharge during the day. We mostly notice it when we get up in the morning. She can hardly breathe and her nose is blocked up with snot. Poor baby. We do run our a/c at about 75 degrees most of the day. I try to turn it off at night but sometimes we do run it when it’s too warm. She plays outside in the evenings when it’s cooler. Her demeanor is still the same. Except for the early mornings when she can hardly breathe. She’s eating & pooping well.  Is there anything that I can do to get her better or should I just take her to the vet?

Thanks for your time and consideration.



Hi Dayna,

You need to take her to a vet today.  A greenish discharge usually indicates
infection in the lungs.  It is worse in the morning because she has been laying
down at night and the lungs fill up with fluid.  Because of their anatomy and
breathing problems, Bulldogs are prone to aspiration pneumonia and it sounds
to me like that’s what she may have.   It can be very serious and life threatening.


Where To Get a Bulldog Puppy?

Hi Jan i was wondering if you would give me your phone number so i can ring and talk to you about the bulldog that i am going to get i have some questions that i am trying to find out if this alright with you. I am going to buy your book but i have to get the dog first. thank you Leean


sorry, I get so many questions, I can only communicate by email.

I can give you some guidelines on getting a bulldog.
You must do research in your local area – meet other bulldog owners,
go to any local shows, find out who the reputable breeders are, and
never purchase from the internet.

Google your area plus bulldog club and you should find a club near
you.  These people know the most about their dogs in their area.

Championship bulldogs are not always the healthiest since they are
bred for looks and not for health.  That said, I got my current bulldog
from a local breeder with championship dogs.  But I made sure that
their dogs have few health issues and I talked to many people who
had purchased their dogs from them.

Here’s links to a couple posts on my blog you may find interesting:



your bulldog pal,


My bulldog licks my leg, the floors, and more!

Hey Jan, I was wondering if you have any insights  into my Frenchie ,Max who is constantly licking the floors, my legs, pretty much anything is game for him.  He seems to be in very good health, so, any ideas as to why this behavior is happening?



Hi Diane,

I’m not exactly sure but I think many dogs like the taste of lotion on the legs.
As for the floors, it could be something you’re using on the floors.  It could
also be a sign of boredom and I’ve heard it may have something to do with
weaning him as a puppy.

Here’s a site with more answers:

your bulldog pal,