Neutering bulldogs and French bulldog puppies is a common and recommended procedure. Nevertheless, as an owner of an intact male bulldog you might seek professional guidance when facing the neutering dilemma. 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’s wellness exams. The three most common concerns expressed by owners of intact males and intact female bulldog puppies include: “What are the anesthetic risks?” Also, “Are there potential adverse effects on their development and health?” and lastly “What would be the ideal timing of my bulldog’s neuter procedure?”
English bulldog and French bulldog neutering involves general anesthesia. Thus, it is important that anesthetic concerns are addressed by the attending veterinarian. For more detailed information please visit the article I published under, Sevoflourine vs. Isoflorane Anesthesia and “Anesthesia Safety in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs”
Dr. Kraemer has a long lasting relationship with bulldog rescue and many of the rescued bulldogs are sheltered and treated by him. Every second Saturday of the month, bulldog rescue hosts an adoption event at Dr. Kreaemer’s Vet4HealthyPet Advanced Medical Care. All of the rescue bulldogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We recommend that you contact rescue or Dr. Kraemer 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!
Many of the alleged risks associated with neutering bulldogs and French bulldog puppies are myths. Some of the most popular ones blame neutering with stunt growth, weight gain and laziness, in reality those has more to do with your family life style, improper feedings, lack of physical activity and limited exercise. Other myths allege adverse effects on your bulldog personality, temperament, aptitude, and disposition, yet here is no medical or clinical research that support those claims. The best way to keep your bulldog and French bulldog sound, sharp and fit is to socialize them, allow plenty of playtime, offer stimulus by challenging play, and it goes with out saying provide healthy dose of love and care. Those are the true critical and essential needs for your bulldog ideal physique and high intelligence.
Neutering bulldogs and French bulldog puppies is a simple and safe surgical procedure when performed at a young age. Bulldog neutering will decrease roaming and/or escaping the home to chase and mount a female in heat. Early bulldog neutering will also help to reduce undesirable sexual behaviors like marking, male aggression and male dominance. In addition, it will prevent multiple medical conditions such as prostate problems, testicular tumors, and perianal tumors.
Neutering your bulldog puppy at a younger age can increase their life expectancy and quality of life. I recommend neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppies when they complete their musculoskeletal development (8 months or older.). Keep in mind that even though early neutering plays an important role in the development of certain diseases, other factors will heavily weigh on your bulldog’s health such as environmental influences, nutritional factors and genetics.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Tip #1: Neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppy at a young age should help prevent behavioral and roaming problems.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Tip #2: Neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppy at a young age should help to prevent against various medical conditions such as prostate hyperplasia (swelling of the prostate that effects urination and defecation), prosatitis, testicular tumors, and perianal tumors.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Tip #3: At Vet4HealthyPet Advanced Medical Care we offer a low cost, minimally invasive and minimal risk stem cell therapy bank storage program called “Stem Cell Cryobanking” that is performed at the same time as your bulldog and French bulldog neuter surgery. When our pet owners schedule an elective surgery like a neuter or spay, we offer a procedure in which we harvest their pets stem cells (stored in adipose tissue near the spay surgical site), and then ship them to be cryobanked as an “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 days notice and retrieve their cryobanked stem cell treatments. Fortunately, at the present most pet insurance companies recognize the benefits of stem cell therapy and will cover the procedure.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Tip #4: Neutering your English bulldog and French bulldog puppy will help to prevent prostate problems such as prostatic hyperplasia seen in 50% of intact males by 5 years of age, as well as other associated diseases like prostatitis, prostatic cysts, perineal herniation, testicular and perianal tumors.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Tip #5: Neutering your bulldog and French bulldog puppy will help to prevent a prolapsed urethra.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Warning #1: 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 with breed specific induction as well as breed specific recovery, protocols and monitoring.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Warning #2: If your English bulldog or French bulldog puppy is missing one or two testicles, they will not be suitable for breeding and are also at a 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 to surgically remove. However, if the missing testis are 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.
Dr. Kraemer’s Neutering Bulldogs and French Bulldog Puppies Warning #3: : If your bulldog puppy is exhibiting any of the “flat face” brachycephalic syndrome complications such as elongated soft palate, everted saccules or stenotic nares, these airway issues should be repaired prior or during the neuter procedure.
Early-age spay/neuter procedures have been endorsed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV),1the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),2 the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA),3 and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).4