This is daisy
It's my first time posting but wanted some advise with our 10 year old British bulldog, just recently she's become very reluctant to go out for walks, I say walks it's literally a 1 min walk to the park where she just has a sniff about does her business then just wants to go home and sleep. She's still very happy at home and is still eating well. Her hearing and eye sight has diminished over the last 6 months apart from that she is very healthy just now very reluctant to leave the house.
Just wanted to know is this the norm for old bulldog ladies?
This is daisy
to EBN!!! Your Daisy is gorgeous… I would say that your girl is just getting old, do you have her on any joint supplements? She may be suffering from some joint pains...
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie
Thanks for the reply, what supplements do you recommend for an old girl? She's doing so well but just isn't keen on going out anymore
Lola (4 yrs) was never keen to go outside, especially for walks. I'd let her enjoy the good life at home inside
This is Diva in both pics on the right ( Brindle ) and Rosie not her pup but her get off your butt and play Pup. That said Diva is a breast cancer survivor at now moving to 12 yrs old , blind in one eye , drags her right leg slightly as she walks , has two hernia,s , half her teeth missing other then that she is the most active dog in slow speed I have ever seen . With the addition of Rosie 5 months ago she is a changed Bullie she has doubled plus the distance she walks now but only with Rosie present , she corrects Rosie when she step out of line, she protected Rosie if you want to call it that when Rosie was a 8 week old pup with 3 other large dogs that wanted to play with the new little pup . Diva walks almost a 6 acre lot now since Rosie showed up, it takes time and it is NEW to Diva as a young dog will go a different way maybe as a person following them it takes a long time but they do it lol
Not saying you should get a pup but I must say Diva was into it I found , maybe change things up a different walk new smells new other dogs to sniff , new Hydrants
Maybe have your vet check him out for leg /hip issues , teeth just a general check up to see if he has any issues you are not aware of , just a suggestion money well spent for a Bullie that age there are not a ton of them you have obviously taken care of him good on you .
YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...
...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
...you snore like a chain saw.
...it takes too much energy to beg
...your snore is louder than your bark
...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
...you're the loudest snorer in the house.
Wow she's a beautiful girl! I'm sure at 10 she pretty much just wants to sleep all day ha ha! I give my bullies joint supplements...even though they're just 4 and 5 yrs. It couldn't hurt to give her some.lli use NuVet joint.
Welcome to EBN Kelly! What's your girl's name?
Hi Kelly and to EBN ...... your girl is a beauty and I assume that his your son -- handsome little guy!
Yes, it is normal for them to begin wanting to just sleep for 20 hours a day.... joint supplements may help as others have suggested.
As for the weight concern, you can always cut back her kibble a little to lessen calorie intake so instead of a full cup, lessen it just a bit at each feeding
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
Thanks for the replies, she's called Daisy
Welcome to EBN...Daisy is beautiful & certainly, does not look her age!
She may be having stiff (even painful) joints, they tend to be stoic & hide
pain. And, poor eyesight & hearing may be causing trepidation for her, especially
outdoors. If she's doing well & you're sure she's not in pain, I'd let her enjoy her
senior years, inside where she feels safe. Cut her kibble back & add in a cup of
warmed green beans to fill her tummy. She looks great!
My 1st bully, Brutus
RIP beloved boy.