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.

Category:   Limping / Immobility

Polyarthritis

Polyarthritis in Bulldogs and French bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Polyarthritis is an abnormal autoimmune disease whereby the body’s immune system attacks your bulldog joints.

Symptoms

Your bulldog may present with fever, inflamed swollen joints, stiffness, and a painful limp in one or multiple joints.

Treatment

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Osteosarcoma

bone tumor, Osteosarcoma

What is that?

Bulldogs and French Bulldogs Osteosarcoma is a lytic tumor of the bone, it is aggressive, maligned, and carries a poor prognosis. The most common locations are the leg bones.

Symptoms

Bone tumors can lead to microfractures and be very painful, so amputation is usually recommended. Your bulldog will usually limp or be non-weight-bearing and might have swelling and edema at the affected limb.

Treatment

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ACL Tear

What is that?

The anterior Cruciate location is in the knee. The cruciate ligaments help stabilize the knee and normal locomotion. An injury, tear, or rapture will cause joint instability and arthritis.

Symptoms

ACL tear injuries are likely to present with a limp or complete non-weight bearing. Often during hyperextension of the knee pain is noticed.

Treatment

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Bulldog Arthritis

Arthritis and Arthritic Pain in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Bulldog osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative inflammatory painful condition that affects your bulldog joints. Common joints are elbows, hips and knees.

Symptoms

Bulldog and French bulldog arthritis can lead to chronic pain, limping, abnormal gait, reduced activity, limited range of motion, depression and immobility.

Treatment

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Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Elbow Dysplasia is an elbow joint abnormal development that occurred during the growing phase. The incongruity leads to instability, worn-down cartilage, bone fragmentation, and painful chronic osteoarthritis.

Symptoms

Limping, favoring of the front leg, painful elbow, reduced range of motion.

Treatment

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Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

What is that?

Hip dysplasia in bulldogs is an abnormal orthopedic condition of the hip ball and socket joint. The incongruity can lead to instability, worn-down cartilage, bone fragmentation, and chronic osteoarthritis.

Symptoms

Limp, abnormal gate, pain and discomfort, noted by difficulty raising and/or climbing steps, running, and walking.

Treatment

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MPL Medial Patella Luxation

What is that?

The patella is a small sesamoid bone situated on top of the knee joint (knee cup) and is part of the extensor mechanism. In bulldogs, it can luxate/clicks inward (medially) causing instability and arthritis.

Symptoms

Clicking when walking flex/extend knee joint, limp, skips, hind leg non-weight bearing, bow-legged stance. The condition usually can be diagnosed early in life by an orthopedic exam manual palpation.

Treatment

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