Bulldogs & French Bulldogs
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Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are prone to a wide range of painful and debilitating breed-related medical conditions. Most can be prevented and safely treated at your home, at a minimal cost.

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IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease

IVDD Intervertebral Disc Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) happens when the intervertebral disc herniates compressing the spinal cord. The disk is a soft toothpaste-like gel that separates each vertebra.

Symptoms

Disc compression can lead to a wide range of neurological problems such as pain, loss of sensory as well as motor deficits, incontinence, and foot-dragging. The range and intensity of the symptoms depend on the injury location and degree of compression.

Treatment

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Vertebral Malformation

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Spinal malformations (Bulldog Scoliosis) are inborn abnormalities of the vertebral column.

Symptoms

It can be an incidental finding on a radiograph or can cause a wide range of neurological conditions, such as weakness, pain, paralysis, and incontinence.

Treatment

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Hemivertebra

Spinal Hemivertebra Vertebral Abnormalities in Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Hemivertebrae are due to inborn vertebral defects. It can involve multiple vertebrae; the defect can cause a wedge that compresses the spinal cord. On radiographs, the defective vertebra is often viewed in the shape of a "butterfly".

Symptoms

Depending on the degree of spinal cord compression, the symptoms can vary from none to severe. Neurological symptoms include pain, paralysis, and incontinence.

Treatment

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Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Spina Bifida is a malformation birth defect of the lower spine that can cause various degrees of spinal cord injury.

Symptoms

Depending on its severity bulldog puppies with spina bifida exhibit weakness in the back legs, inability to use their hind legs, and urinary and intestinal incontinence. an unsteady gait may be evident, or the animal could be incontinent which can also lead to chronic UTI

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Boarding and Separation Anxiety

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs separation anxiety can happen when they are left alone not knowing when the owners will be back as well as lack of exercise and boarding facilities.

Symptoms

Destructive behavior such as scratching doors and furniture as well as yelling, crying, and barking. They can also exhibit mental and emotional anguish that can lead to stress-induced immune suppression.

Treatment

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Spondylosis Vertebral Arthritis

Bulldog and French bulldog Spondylosis Vertebral Arthritis

What is that?

Spondylosis is a degenerative disease of the vertebral bodies of your bulldog spine. On radiographs, it might present as bone spears and abnormal bone formation between a part of the vertebral bodies or full vertebral fusion.

Symptoms

Bulldog spondylosis vertebral arthritis can manifest as discomfort, back pain, stiffness, lameness, hind disuse muscle atrophy, and hind legs weakness.

Treatment

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Disc Disease

Disc and Back Disease in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Disc Disease can be caused by a wide range of conditions, the most common of which are vertebral malformation, disc herniation, kyphosis, scoliosis, degenerate arthritic spondylosis, and spina bifida.

Symptoms

Disc disease is likely to cause pain and neurological deficits. Your bulldog can become paralyzed or have a limb weakness, drag his/her legs, cry in pain, lose pain sensation, and become incontinent.

Treatment

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