French Bulldog fully paralyzed with her rear legs

By: Dr. Roy Kraemer |
DVM, Bulldog Specialist Veterinarian
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Zoe is a French Bulldog who is fully paralyzed with her rear legs. I don’t know what happened to her before because she became a rescued dog. I adopted her from a rescue group in my country Taiwan since nobody wanted to give her a chance.

Dear Rescued French Bulldog,

Some of the most common neurological problems related to the disuse (paraplegia, paralysis) hind legs in French bulldogs and English Bulldogs are hemivertebrae, spina bifida and disc herniation (IVD). But since you don’t have any history the list can be long. Does she have any urination or defecation issues? She will need a neurological evaluation and then possibly x-rays, myelogram, MRI and/or CT. See here for more info https://vet4bulldog.com/zen-bulldog-maintenance/orthopedics-neurology-in-bulldogs/  . Sincerely Dr. Kraemer

Dr. R.J. Kraemer Dr. Kraemer is a Tufts Veterinary School 1991 Graduate (Boston, MA). He is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the SCVMA (Southern California Veterinary Medical Association) and has been practicing veterinary medicine and surgery in Orange County, California for over 20 years. Dr. Kraemer has a special interest in Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and other Brachycephalic breeds, and their unique medical and surgical needs, such as breathing and airways conditions, joint pain, ligament and tendon injuries, ear canal disease, skin and allergy problems, eyes and eyelid abnormalities, as well as other medical conditions related to the breed. Dr. Kraemer is also a leading provider for in-house same-day stem cell therapy and cryobanking for dogs and cat. Dr. Kraemer has a long-lasting relationship with bulldog rescue, he provides shelter, medical and surgical services to their bulldogs.


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