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    how old your dog started to develop health problems?
    how many of u bulldog owners have the hip dysplasia? and if so what age did your bully develop this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduda View Post
    how old your dog started to develop health problems?
    how many of u bulldog owners have the hip dysplasia? and if so what age did your bully develop this?

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    I don't have any that have hip dysplasia, but it is fixable through surgery. Usually the vet can tell when they are puppy's that they have this, but sometimes I think it can happen later in life too. Someone will be along soon that has more experience with this. How old is your bulldog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    I don't have any that have hip dysplasia, but it is fixable through surgery. Usually the vet can tell when they are puppy's that they have this, but sometimes I think it can happen later in life too. Someone will be along soon that has more experience with this. How old is your bulldog?
    oh ok thanks...he is nearly 5 months...ill take him to the vet very soon...i was just wondering how popular is this hip dysplasia

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduda View Post
    oh ok thanks...he is nearly 5 months...ill take him to the vet very soon...i was just wondering how popular is this hip dysplasia

    When they have this condition in the parents it's usually bred into the litter, bully's with hip problems should not be bred.
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    None of my 6 Bulldogs have had hip problems. You asked what age Bulldog health problems became apparent, my experience has been somewhere between 2-5 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    None of my 6 Bulldogs have had hip problems. You asked what age Bulldog health problems became apparent, my experience has been somewhere between 2-5 years old.
    what kinda health problems? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduda View Post
    how old your dog started to develop health problems?
    how many of u bulldog owners have the hip dysplasia? and if so what age did your bully develop this?

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    Are you taking him to a vet that know bulldogs well? Many bulldogs are diagnosed with hip dysplasia by vets who are unfamiliar with the breed when it is actually just the normal physical makeup of many EB. I would be very hesitant to treat for dysplasia without him being seen by a bulldog specialist.

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    Heart and breathing problems; extra small trachea; spine fusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    Heart and breathing problems; extra small trachea; spine fusing.
    u have insurance if so which one?

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    Make sure your vet knows the breed. Bulldogs are special, and have unique parameters. Especially with hips/knees. Never let your bullie know a moment of pain, especially with an unnecessary surgery. I had a novice vet diagnose my boy with "horrific hip dysplasia and knee issues" at 10 months. Reality: hind left luxating patella. That surgery was necessary - but hips are within normal and expected bulldog morphology. Just make sure your vet knows bulldogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduda View Post
    oh ok thanks...he is nearly 5 months...ill take him to the vet very soon...i was just wondering how popular is this hip dysplasia
    Sorry no advic here on HD...I will agree with a bully vet we went through 3 vets before finding a great bullie vet. how long have you had him for?
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    Molly was perfect-- well besides the stench of corn chips and yeasty paws from the crappy food I used to feed her-- until she was 3.5 and she got a skin infection. Then she was perfect another 1.5 years and she developed dry eye and gets heat rashes. She is still 95% optimum health and she is 5 years old.

    Basically you never know when something will crop up. But most of the time it is when they are over a year old. Especially with seasonal allergies.

    @sheshistory can tell you about hip displaysia, but from my understanding it can be apparent very early on, but the bones do not actually grow into their full place or until they are several months of age. But Jill can tell you more and explain that better.

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