Well, you are one GREAT Bully Dad! I would stop with the bully sticks, they are not good for them and can splinter and cause choking hazards. Use deer antlers, marrow bones, Nylabones, Kong toys - all are safe and will not cause mouth sores.
@kim n the guys has two bully babies with heart murmurs and she can give some advice there.
@Libra926 her Vegas had his tail amputated so she has experience
@desertskybulldogs can give some info on the heart murmur and the sedation process -- there is a specific drug that is better used on bullies and I can not remember the name of it
Can you give us more info around the food you are feeding... brand and protein? @Blueberrys Mom may be able to help you find a better food to help Sir Diesel
And, many more member will be along to help as well.
thank you for saving this little guy and giving him a wonderful home