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    Default Re: Do you have to be "rich" to own a bulldog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chanelle13 View Post
    Bullys are expensive to buy yes, and in my opinion they are no more expensive for food and care etc then any other dog. Emergency vet trips happen to all animals and if you are taking good care of your pet hopefully there should be less vet visits When we got our boy I bought a "bulldog for dummys" book and it was VERY helpful! Bullys give you so much love its WORTH EVERY PENNY.
    excellent! i will look into that book, thank you.

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    You have been given excellent advice from everyone already, and I agree, you don't have to be rich, but you do have to plan. We had insurance for the first 2 years for Bulldozer and Blossom, we had the Wellness Plan which covered their vaccinations, stool samples, spay and neuter surgeries, and checkups. Now that they are 4 years old, we put money aside each month in case they need a surgery. My vet has a plan where you pay $30 for the first visit, and you pay $25 a month which covers their vaccinations, stool samples, heart worm checks, 3 checkups for the year, one emergency visit, and one home visit if they are to sick to come to the office. It doesn't cover surgeries if they need, or medications, but it works out to $305 a year which you would pay when you take them in the spring for their vaccinations, heart worm and stool samples and their rabies shot. The exam price alone is $75 each time you bring them to the vet for something, so 3 exams would pay for itself as well. It makes it more affordable and manageable at $25 a month. I also believe in preventative care and feeding a good quality food and giving natural supplements to keep them healthy. I bathe them regularly, and give them natural supplements such as plain unsweetened yogurt for the Probiotics, it is good for digestion, and boosts the immune system, they also get Coconut Oil for the Omega Fatty Acids, which is good for many things like their skin and coat, and the brain, I also give them apple cider vinegar everyday. ACV has many health benefits for both people and dogs, it is a natural anti inflammatory, and a natural anti bacterial and anti fungal, and it also balances the Ph levels of the blood, it also boosts the immune system, I also give them Kelp.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    If my husband and I had waited to be rich,we would not have had anything. BUT we did have a rich life and good and bad times and lots of animals. I learned how to treat many problems myself,when I could. If we waited 'til we were rich,he would still be gone, and I'd still be waiting. Don't over think things-enjoy life while you can! Best Wishes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    If my husband and I had waited to be rich,we would not have had anything. BUT we did have a rich life and good and bad times and lots of animals. I learned how to treat many problems myself,when I could. If we waited 'til we were rich,he would still be gone, and I'd still be waiting. Don't over think things-enjoy life while you can! Best Wishes!
    aww thanks Lynn. and you have me pegged, i overthink everything I need to find a happy medium somewhere because other times i will jump right into something and be like "oops". I like your advice though. I know what you mean. i feel that way about rob and i having children. if we had waited till we had enough money we probably would never have had our 3 kids <3

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    Yes, Meg, that's the insurance I have. I was directed to them by a friend of mine who has had it for years for her Goldens and was very happy with it. A couple of her dogs got cancer at the end of their lives and it paid for their treatments. This is my first time for having health insurance on my dogs, so the jury is still out on whether it's a good deal or not, but so far so good. I've also heard good things about TruPanion. I think probably if you saved the same amount as your monthly premiums, you'd be ready for a big expense--but who really does that?

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    I got rescue , she was 4 1/2 when I got her. I love her to pieces❤️ I know that I missed her baby months and watching her blossom into a young lady. I seen her developed in so many ways behavior wise bec she has to be the only dog and no other dogs or cats.

    She's not social able with other dogs and I am ok with it. She loves people and children to give her attention big ham!

    I apologize for such a lengthy reply . Yes, save a little money on the side for vet visits. I would highly recommend rescue that way you will get familiar with the breed or talk to someone you know with a bulldog in your area. My former neighbor had a bulldog puppy and that's how learned about the breed.

    PorkChop has made my life complete , I am not rich nor poor. I am blessed and happy to be a bulldog mommy❤️


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    I got rescue , she was 4 1/2 when I got her. I love her to pieces❤️ I know that I missed her baby months and watching her blossom into a young lady. I seen her developed in so many ways behavior wise bec she has to be the only dog and no other dogs or cats.

    She's not social able with other dogs and I am ok with it. She loves people and children to give her attention big ham!

    I apologize for such a lengthy reply . Yes, save a little money on the side for vet visits. I would highly recommend rescue that way you will get familiar with the breed or talk to someone you know with a bulldog in your area. My former neighbor had a bulldog puppy and that's how learned about the breed.

    PorkChop has made my life complete , I am not rich nor poor. I am blessed and happy to be a bulldog mommy❤️


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    what a lovely post and pork chop is adorable xxx

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    My FTSE is healthy touch wood apart from the odd sickness and cherry eye but saying this I have to still spend on keeping him this way with his food I pay sA147 for his kibble, then there is heart worm meds yearly vaccinations along with the daily things.
    I did have insurance but finally gave that up last year as I was silly and waited for a couple of months to join so his eyes were not covered along with numerous other things as it depends how the vet writes down the prognosis of a visit so it was just not worth me paying $800+ a year now I just pay and so far much better off but if I had of joined straight away it would have been a different story.
    You don't need to be rich with money like everyone says prioritise but you do need to be rich with love and affection for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megdav View Post
    what a lovely post and pork chop is adorable xxx
    Thank you


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    I credit card we use is named, Care Credit Card. I use it for my dentist and other doctor visits. Plus it can be used at the vet also.
    Its like a credit card, except you cant use it to go shopping for fun.

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    HAHA its very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    If my husband and I had waited to be rich,we would not have had anything. BUT we did have a rich life and good and bad times and lots of animals. I learned how to treat many problems myself,when I could. If we waited 'til we were rich,he would still be gone, and I'd still be waiting. Don't over think things-enjoy life while you can! Best Wishes!
    You hit the nail on the head , I find i am all the more rich for having the dogs , you can not put a price tag on that , the things i have learned from them are amazing never mind the day to day enjoyment of having any dog just saying
    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.

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