Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Neutering
Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Neutering OWNERS CONCERNS:
The risks, benefits, and ideal timing for neutering a male bulldog are some of the most frequently asked questions during my bulldog and French bulldog puppy wellness exams.
The three most common concerns expressed by owners of intact male and intact female bulldog puppies include:
- “What are the anesthetic risks?”
- “Are there potential adverse effects on their development and health?”
- “What would be the ideal timing of my bulldog’s neuter procedure?”
Bulldog and French Bulldog Neutring ANESTHESIA:
English bulldog and French bulldog neutering involve general anesthesia. Thus, it is important that anesthetic concerns are addressed by the attending veterinarian.
For more detailed information please visit Dr. Kraemer’s articles on:
- Bulldog Sevoflourine vs. Isoflurane Anesthesia
- Anesthesia Safety in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Neutering BULLDOG RESCUE
Dr. Kraemer has a long-standing relationship with bulldog rescue, and many of the rescued bulldogs were/are sheltered and treated by him.
All of the rescue bulldogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
We recommend that you contact your local English bulldog or French bulldog rescue before you buy a new bulldog puppy.
The adoption fee is a fraction of the cost of buying a bulldog puppy from a breeder and you will also be providing a home for a bulldog in need!
Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Neutering MYTHS:
Many of the alleged risks associated with the neutering of bulldogs and French bulldog puppies are myths.
Bulldog Neuter Myth or Fact / WEIGHT GAIN
Some of the most popular myths associate neutering with
- Stunted growth
- Weight Gain & Obesity
Bulldog Neutering WEIGHT GAIN FACT:
In reality, those have more to do with the owner’s lifestyle, improper feeding, lack of physical activity, and limited exercise.
Bulldog Neuter Myth/ PERSONALITY CHANGES
Personality myths associated with neutering:
- Bad temperament
- Bad attitude
- Bad disposition
Bulldog Neutering PERSONALITY CHANGE FACT:
There are no medical or clinical research studies that support those claims.
FACT: The best way to keep your English bulldogs and French bulldogs sound, sharp, and fit are to socialize them.
FACT: Allow them plenty of play, offer stimulus by challenging play, and it goes without saying, provide a healthy dose of love & care.
Those are the truly critical and essential needs for your bulldog puppy’s physique and high intelligence.
Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Neutering PREVENTION:
Bulldog & Fr. Bulldog ANESTHESIA:
Neutering a young bulldog or French bulldog puppy is a quick, simple, and safe surgical procedure, older bulldogs are at a higher anesthetic risk.
Bulldog & Fr. Bulldog NEUTERING & HEAT:
Bulldog neutering will decrease roaming and escaping in pursuit of a female in heat.
Bulldog & Fr. Bulldog NEUTERING & BEHAVIOR:
Early bulldog neutering will also help to reduce undesirable sexual behaviors like marking, male aggression, and male dominance.
In addition, it can prevent multiple medical conditions such as prostate problems, testicular tumors, and perianal tumors.
Bulldogs & French Bulldogs Neutering PREVENTION:
Neutering your bulldog puppy at a younger age can increase life expectancy and quality of life.
Keep in mind that even though early neutering plays an important role in the prevention of certain diseases, there are other factors that weigh on your bulldog’s health such as
- Environmental influences
- Nutritional factors
I recommend neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppies when they complete their musculoskeletal development (8 months or older).
Bulldogs Neutering TIPS & WARNINGS:
Dr. Kraemer’s Bulldog Neutering TIPS:
Bulldog Neutering BEHAVIORAL TIP :
Neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppy at a young age might help prevent escape, roaming, and behavioral problems.
Bulldog Neutering MEDICAL TIP :
Neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppy at a young age can help to prevent various medical conditions such as:
- Prostate hyperplasia (swelling of the prostate that affects urination and defecation)
- Prostatitis (infection of the prostate)
- Testicular Tumors
- Perianal Tumors
- Perianal Hernia
- Prostatic Cysts
Bulldog Neutring STEM CELL TIP:
“Stem Cell Cryobanking” is a low-cost, minimally invasive, and minimal-risk stem cell therapy banking program.
Cryobanking is performed at the same time as your bulldog and French bulldog neuter, spay, or other elective surgeries procedure.
The harvest stem cell we offer a procedure in which we harvest their pet’s stem cells (stored in adipose tissue near the spay surgical site), and then ship them to be cryobanked as “insurance” for future medical emergencies and illnesses.
These stem cells are anti-inflammatory, healing repair cells that can help treat a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions like bulldog arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
For the rest of your pet’s life, you will be able to call at a day’s notice and retrieve their cryobanked stem cell treatments.
Fortunately, at present most pet insurance companies recognize the benefits of stem cell therapy and will cover the procedure.
Bulldog Neutring PROLAPSED URETHRA TIP:
Neutering your bulldog and French bulldog puppy can help prevent prolapsed urethra.
Dr. Kremer’s Bulldog Neutring WARNINGS:
Bulldog Neutring ANESTHESIA WARNING:
You should search for a hospital that is familiar with the breed-specific anesthetic requirements while also offering a type of anesthesia called Sevoflorine.
You should also ensure that the hospital you choose employs a medical team that is versed in breed-specific induction, as well as breed-specific recovery protocols and monitoring.
Bulldog Neutring CRYPTORCHID WARNING:
If your English bulldog or French bulldog puppy is missing one or two testicles, it will not be suitable for breeding and are also at high risk for testicular cancer.
This condition is called cryptorchid or undescended testicle(s). The missing testis might be buried in the inguinal area which is relatively easy to reach and surgically remove. However, if the missing testis is not located in the inguinal area, they are likely to be found in the abdominal cavity which requires a laparotomy (a surgical opening of the abdomen) and exploratory surgery.
Bulldog Neutring ELONGATED SOFT PALATE WARNING:
If your bulldog puppy is exhibiting any of the “flat face” brachycephalic syndrome complications such as
- Elongated soft palate
- Everted saccules
- Stenotic nares
These airway issues should be repaired prior to or during the neuter procedure.
NEUTERING MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSEMENTS
Early-age spay/neuter procedures have been endorsed by:
- The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV)
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
- The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
“An Ounce of PREVENTION is Worth a Pound of CURE”
*This guide was compiled courtesy of Dr. Kraemer, a “must-read” manual for all bully owners