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    This might sound odd, but lately I have noticed that occasionally when Tonka yawns, his jaw will crack or make a little popping sound. This also happens sometimes when he lunges at the treat I have in my hand for him in an effort to eat it as quickly as possible. I never noticed this until very recently so it must be a new thing. It's definitely audible. Is this normal or is this a problem?

    I'm worried because my boyfriend plays rough with him sometimes (Tonka loves it) and Tonka can also get rough with his toys and play biting etc. and I keep thinking the worst and wondering if the rough housing could have done something to his jaw. Could this be caused by that? I would feel so bad if it were. Any advice or anyone hear this happen with their bulldogs?

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    Not sure is that would cause it or not, but it may be something you bring to your vets attention and see if he wants to look at it.
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    Boy I would have no idea either. Jack our non bully got a piece of nylabone wedge in between his teeth and he made his jaw appear like he had dislocated it. I was so worried and ready to take him to the vet. He was bothering him but not in a pain way and finally it dislodged and back to normal his jaw line went. If it continues do call your vet and have him looked at.

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    My Sarge does this all the time, he started this about 2 months ago, dosent seem to bother him.

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    George's jaw does this too, exactly as you've described. doesn't seem to bother him and he manages his rmb's without problem so I've not been bothered too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggs19 View Post
    This might sound odd, but lately I have noticed that occasionally when Tonka yawns, his jaw will crack or make a little popping sound. This also happens sometimes when he lunges at the treat I have in my hand for him in an effort to eat it as quickly as possible. I never noticed this until very recently so it must be a new thing. It's definitely audible. Is this normal or is this a problem?

    I'm worried because my boyfriend plays rough with him sometimes (Tonka loves it) and Tonka can also get rough with his toys and play biting etc. and I keep thinking the worst and wondering if the rough housing could have done something to his jaw. Could this be caused by that? I would feel so bad if it were. Any advice or anyone hear this happen with their bulldogs?

    Did you find out what this was? Herman's started this a couple of weeks ago. His doctor said unless it started bothering him, not to worry. But now it's more often and just about everytime he opens his mouth. It's a double-clicking when he opens and then closes his mouth

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    @elearn, my vet didn't seem too concerned about it when I mentioned it to him either. He said that dogs can have little TMJ type of issues and jaw cracking the same as humans. I can see why with the way their jaws fit together (underbite etc.). Like you said, it doesn't seem to bother them. I don't think it's cause for concern. I was thinking I might just call another vet for a second opinion, just to put my mind at ease....since I am the world's biggest worry wart. If I do call and find anything new I will certainly report back to you!

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    So weird I saw this thread. This has started happening to Guinness the past two or three weeks. Never happened before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggs19 View Post
    @elearn, my vet didn't seem too concerned about it when I mentioned it to him either. He said that dogs can have little TMJ type of issues and jaw cracking the same as humans. I can see why with the way their jaws fit together (underbite etc.). Like you said, it doesn't seem to bother them. I don't think it's cause for concern. I was thinking I might just call another vet for a second opinion, just to put my mind at ease....since I am the world's biggest worry wart. If I do call and find anything new I will certainly report back to you!
    LOL I want a second opinion too - as a matter of fact I signed in to find out if anyone on EBN knew of a doctor in NJ, but I posted here instead and forgot to ask the question.

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