Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs puppies
Spina Bifida in bulldogs and French bulldogs are shown to miss parts of their vertebrae due to an embryonic malformation and incompletion of their vertebral arches. Normally, the vertebrae bony structure encase and protect your bulldog puppy delicate and prone to injury spinal cord. Bulldogs suffering from spina bifida are present with a spinal cord that has no bony protection around, thus parts of it will remain exposed, might protrude out and suffer injuries.
When this Bulldog and French bulldog Spina Bifida defect includes multiple vertebrae the nonprotected exposed and protruding spinal cord is likely to suffer neurological injuries
Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs RULE OF THUMB:
Bulldogs and French bulldogs with multiple spinal arches defects are more likely to exhibit clinical problems, most of each involve the lower back (posterior, caudal lumbar spine region). Therefore most bulldogs with spina bifida who exhibit clinical signs will usually present with a range of neurological problems manifested by lower back rather then upper back problems. Those lower back neurological problems may include both urinary and fecal incontinence as well as hind legs weakness, paraplegia, and ataxia (incoordination).
Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs MAINTENANCE:
Unfortunately, there are no known effective treatments for English bulldogs and French bulldog puppies with spina bifida. Nevertheless, there are ongoing research and trail one of which is stem cell therapy that in the future might provide therapeutic relief for those poor puppies.
Bulldogs and French bulldogs suffering from medical problems related to spina bifida usually demand daily support & care, and a life long committed pet owner.
The daily maintenance for a bulldog suffering from Spina Bifida includes:
- HYGIENE: Hygiene Management to prevent recurrent urinary tract infection
- DIAPER CHANGE
- ANTISEPTIC WIPES: Daily wiping of the vaginal folds, anal and perianal region with antiseptic wipes like Dr. Kraemer V4B Bully Antiseptic SkinFold XL wipes.
- BIOFILM: Supplements to prevent multidrug-resistant bacteria (biofilm), like Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bully Urinary Health Plus
- IMMUNE & INFLAMMATION: Supplements to enhance the immune system and reduce inflammation like Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Bully Immune Support Formula and V4B Bully Fish Oil Immune-Joint-Skin.
- TRANSPORTATION: a frame with wheels or a wagon to transport your bulldog
- PHYSIOTHERAPY: physiotherapy to maintain hind legs muscle tone.
Dr. Kraemer’s V4B Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIPS & WARNINGS:
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #1: Spina bifida in bulldogs can occur anywhere in the spinal column but is seen most often in the lower back region.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP#2: clinical problems exhibited by spina bifida in bulldogs and french bulldogs usually manifest early in life often when your bulldog puppy starts walking.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #3: we believe that there is a genetic link that undines spina bifida in bulldogs,
In addition, external environmental toxins during pregnancy, in utero stress, nutritional imbalance, and other deficits could trigger bulldog spina bifida
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #4: English and French bulldogs are one of the most common breeds t0 suffer from Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #5: Bulldogs with only minimal vertebral involvement might never exhibit clinical problems and are sometimes diagnosed during random radiographs.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #6: Radiograph images of bulldogs with spina bifida usually lack vertebral arches or/and a dorsal spinous processes of a single or multi vertebra that failed to fuse.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs TIP #7: most bulldogs with spina bifida present with lower back vertebral defect involving lumbar an
d/or Sacral vertebra.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs WARNING #1: in some cases, spina bifida in bulldogs, CT and/or MRI are recommended for a definitive diagnosis.
Spina Bifida in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs WARNING #2: bulldog suffering from an advanced case of spina bifida might not have a good pain sensation of their back parts and will show no distress from painful stimulus to that area.
Unfortunately, some severe bulldog and French bulldog Spina Bifida are euthanized due to poor quality of life and care requirements.