Bulldog question

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  1. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    As most of you know, my daughter Jaime has an 8 month old English Bulldog. He has cherry eye at the moment, and the vet has advised that he needs surgery to correct the problem. The vet also wants to do a procedure to open up his nasel passages at the same time. Does this sound right to you, or is the vet trying to make money???
     
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    Cherry eye of course needs surgery. The airway is up for question. Does the bulldog have a hard time breathing? Is he a heavy breather while at rest? Does he pant a lot?

    I have pugs and an English Bulldog and everytime I take a pug to the vet I get the speech on surgery to open up the airway. My pugs don't suffer from breathing problems at all. In fact, I rarely see them pant. If they had trouble breathing then I would consider the procedure, but most of the time I think vets want to make money and don't understand much about the brachcephalic breeds...
     
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    I found this article helpful in researching breathing problems with short-nosed animals:
    http://www.pugcentral.com/brachsyndrome.html
    It lists some signs to look for if your dog has stenotic nostrils or other breathing problems.

    But when in doubt, it is always best to get a 2nd opinion from another vet, particularly one that is experienced in handling bulldogs. If your vet hasn't handled many bulldogs, their tendency to get short-winded easily may look more serious than what it really is.
     
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    Thanks Ashlyne...that article was very helpful!!:)
     

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