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    Hey, I just got an English bulldog today from a lady.. Unfortunately she had to give him up because she had recently lost her husband, she already had 2 other dogs and was going into surgery.. We ended up getting him for free.. She told us everything about the dog. But he's been breathing extremely heavy ever since he's gotten here.. Is this normal? Please respond..

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    Default Re: Just got a English bulldog, need advice.

    How old is the bulldog? Is he overweight? Where do you live, maybe it is too hot? Bulldogs cannot tolerate heat so maybe you can make sure he has fresh cold water or maybe offer ice cubes? Regardless, I would definitly plan a trip to the vet asap to have the baby evaluated. Are you familiar at all with the care he recieved before you got him? Anyway, thank you for giving the baby a home. Oops sorry I just re read your post that stated she told you all about him. Could just be stress. They are very OCD dogs and a new environment will definitly stress them out.
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    Default Re: Just got a English bulldog, need advice.

    Bulldogs breathe heavier than other dogs often. But he is likely stressed. Most bully's are very attached to their humans. He has just lost his. It is traumatic for him and he'll need some time to learn you are his new family. Just try to be calm and give him lots of comforting affection. Offer water freely so he doesn't overheat. And if he starts coughing up a lot of phlegm you can loosen it up with some lemon juice squirted in his throat.

    He also may not want to eat regular for a couple days. This is also a normal response from a stressed bully. Our Gracie didn't eat right for almost a week after we first got her.

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    Hi. Thank you for giving him a new home.... Bulldogs can be very OCD. Therefore his world is changed and he is somewhat stressed. Keep him cool and just let him settle in. Just let him get a feel for your home and the people do not force him to interact just yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylakhalifa81310 View Post
    Hey, I just got an English bulldog today from a lady.. Unfortunately she had to give him up because she had recently lost her husband, she already had 2 other dogs and was going into surgery.. We ended up getting him for free.. She told us everything about the dog. But he's been breathing extremely heavy ever since he's gotten here.. Is this normal? Please respond..

    the previous comments are very very good, keep calm cool and collected, someone is usually here all the time. remember the fresh water, keep things quiet, sshhhhh. low noise level, use stainless steel bowls . feed a grain free food, when he calms down, check his nose rope and tail pocket, share pictures please. When you go to post, the third icon in from the right, put your curser over it and click on it. download pics from your computer there.
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    I just left you a visitor message..you are way ahead of me. I think he could be stressed out. Bully's don't accept Chang very well. If you can keep it quiet and take things very slow with him, it will help. Let him feel safe and he should calm down. I'm glad you found us...remember, he feels your stress too. Give him a bit of time...and glad to have you.

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    I've had Chumley for 2 yrs and even the slightest change in his routine causes panting..if someone visits..if we put him in the car for a short ride..if its hotter an usual during hs walk. He'll ant a long time before he ges back to normal..litte things stress them out so I'm sure as Dempsey becomes more adjusted to hs new life hell be fine..in the meantime plenty of water and rest..and like others suggested a trip to the vet for a checkup.

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    Default Just got an English bulldog, need advice.

    Hey, I just got an English bulldog today from some lady. Unfortunately she needed to give up the dog because her husband recently passed away, she had 2 other dogs and was going into surgery so we got him for free. She told me everything about the dog. From what she told me he's great but every since we're gotten home he's been breathing extremely heavy.. I'm not sure if its case he's not used to us and he's nervous.. I just told this isn't how he is gonna be breathing all the time... Pls help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylakhalifa81310 View Post
    Hey, I just got an English bulldog today from some lady. Unfortunately she needed to give up the dog because her husband recently passed away, she had 2 other dogs and was going into surgery so we got him for free. She told me everything about the dog. From what she told me he's great but every since we're gotten home he's been breathing extremely heavy.. I'm not sure if its case he's not used to us and he's nervous.. I just told this isn't how he is gonna be breathing all the time... Pls help.

    I replied to your previous post honey, try to relax, keep him cool and quiet, leave him alone in quiet so he can calm down, give him lots of fresh water
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    Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: Just got a English bulldog, need advice.

    Thank you guys so much. He actually isn't breathing as heavy. He's probably tired right now. But he's okay, thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylakhalifa81310 View Post
    Thank you so much.

    someone is here pretty much all the time, just let us know what's going on. if you can keep things quiet he will settle in and drink lots of water . use stainless steel bowls when you get a chance to get some. feed him a consistent diet of grain free food / there's so much info on this site, relax, kick your feet up and check out the forums, you'll learn lots in one sitting. any questions just ask away,
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