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    I am a first time english bulldog owner. I have the connection to my bulldog like a mother to a child. I am crazy about this dog! However, he's had such a rough start....everything that can go wrong with him does

    He's had countless hotspots....tail pocket infections, and cherry eye (with surgery). His behavior has been quite odd the last 24 hours and I couldnt figure out what was going on with him. He's so chubby that he cant turn to lick, chew or scratch himself...but would whip around and try to and then abruptly sit. I looked so closely around his back side, because the last time he acted like this, he ended up with his tail pocket infection. But I can't find anything wrong on the outside! I called his vet and they said he may have to have his anal glands expressed. Looking at his rear, I dont see anything wrong, but that doesnt mean there isnt anything wrong.....

    Would anyone agree with this theory? I am going to run him into the vet in the morning if he continues to behave like this. I will be walking and he'll run in front of me, stop, sit and look up at me like "Help me mama" it totally breaks my heart!

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    Is he scooting his behind on your carpet? Vegas has to have his anal glands expressed about every 5-7 weeks, I know he needs them done when he scoots across my area rug.

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    It seems that can be the case, you can express his anal glands yourself, its messy so wear gloves. http://youtu.be/Tn2Zm-KwKy4 hopefully this youtube video helps. you'll give your puppy a great relief, guaranteed.
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    This is a really helpful thread too http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...u-need-to-know!

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    :hiya; to EBN!! Yep, sure sounds like the anal glands if his tail pocket is clean.
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    Could be and the link that @pdolphin27 has put up for you is excellent info on this

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    Welcome Karla & Chunk, so happy you've found us!

    What are you feeding him?


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    Welcome to the site.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I brought him to his vet this morning and it was infected anal glands. The doc expressed them and then also infused them with a gel. He needs to go back for a follow-up in 2 weeks. He mentioned that if his glands are still infected, he may have to get them removed. He also has skin issues around the folds of his neck, and yeast infections between his toes. He is on antibiotics for his glands, and it will also help with his skin condition. He looks so much better! I felt bad he had to go through it, but Im just happy they were able to find what was wrong and give him relief so quick! I just get so nervous when I know there is something wrong, but cant figure it out!

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    Welcome to the site!!! You'll find that everyone here is very knowledgeable and shares your love of bulldogs. My last bulldog, Rampage was extremely allergic to the grass so he'd develop sores between his toes if I didn't clean them vigilantly each time he came back inside. Diet is such a huge part of keeping bullies healthy and happy. Getting him on some good food will help tremendously with his skin issues.
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    Oh god I'm a first timer aswell ,, I breed rotties but hav a fab british bully now 9 mths called Peggy ,, I love the bones of her ,, she has small bits of blood in her urine since yesterday I am wondering is this get " first heat " can anybody help me ?? 😄


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    This is helpful info . I learned something new. Porkie does this too, she had her tail amputate , I think it could be phantom tails. She will want to bite but she's too chubby to work behind herself . I might have to check w the a vet if this is what she needs done. I am also , a new EBD owner.


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