When you treat an American Bully well - giving it lots of exercise, love and a healthy diet, their average lifespan is 12-14 years.
When you’re planning on getting a pet, especially an American Bully, there is a definite need to understand how much of a responsibility the pet you are taking on is going to bring you.
All domestic breeds have health problems and it’s important to understand the specific health concerns of an American Bully. When they present themselves, you are able to deal with the problems head on and not leave it up to the universe to decide whether your animal will get better.
Below is a list of a few health problems to look out for, in order for your American Bully to live a long and healthy life:
Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
Because of the American Bully’s large weight and short stature, this can put extra strain on their elbows and hips. If you see your American Bully reacting in a way that indicates they are in pain, the best thing to do is take them to a doctor to do a full examination.
Dysplasia of the hip and elbows often occurs alongside obesity in the American Bully breed. To be proactive, make sure your Bully is healthy and at it’s optimal weight in order to prevent possibility of developing dysplasia., especially if they are genetically prone.
Many Bull breeds, including American Bully dogs and Pitbulls are prone to heart disease. Although genetics cannot be changed, there are a few things you can do that can help.
- Get them examined as a puppy to look for possible defects.
- Give them the appropriate heart worm medications monthly.
American Bully dogs are more susceptible to allergies than the “average” dog. The best way to look out for possible allergies in your American Bully is sneezing, scratching, and any other reactions that could be caused by atopic, food, or flea allergies.
Overexposure to these allergens could cause your American Bully to actually develop an allergy. The best way to prevent your American Bully from having any allergic reactions is to first identify the allergen, then move to removing those said allergens from your home. An alternative option is an allergy shot.
Lifespan of an American Bully
In conclusion, your lovable bully can live up to 12 - 14 years. All you need to do is treat your bully with love, to take care of any medical problems that arise and to keep him in good health.
Sounds super easy right?