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    I have posted on here before about little lulu. My little angel that I rescued in Indiana! I had gotten her when she was just 6 weeks old. She was literally as big as my hand. I've had her ever since and she will now be 7 months. She's perfect, potty trained, and a good puppy. I have noticed that she is tiny! About the size of a Chihuahua to be exact. By that I also mean skinny. I go to a vet that is very reasonable on vaccinations but his office is run down which is why he is so cheap. I go to him for cheap vaccinations but never serious issues for my bullies. I took my baby lulu in to get checked out yet again for her skinniness. Before he told me bulldogs go through an akward phase and she would just be a smaller English bulldog. She only weighs 18 pounds at 7 months too. Now yesterday, he listens to her heart and tells me she has a ventricle that is opened and she will not live long. Infact she will stay tiny!!! He thinks this is also why she is so skinny. The nerve of him to tell me to put her down! When she shows no signs of even having a heart problem! He claimed opened heart surgery is an option but is a waste of money because it can be unsuccessful. He also claims that she has way too much of an overbite. And if we're lucky she'll make it to 3. I'm so heartbroken. I cried all last night. I am going to get a second opinion though. He was so harsh. This is the reason I only get vaccinations from this vet. He's misdiagnosed my sisters dog. However they did tell me lulu had a slight heart murmur but he told me she grew out of it. And now she has this?! He said there is no medications that will help! However keep in mind he did no X-rays, no bloodwork, and no tests. Just listened to her heart for a long time. What do I do? Where do I go from here? She's an English bulldog that is literally as big as a chihuahua. This is not normal! She's skinny! And I have pictures ill post. Please help. Especially if you've had this issue.
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    OMG.... hold on, I'll tag some members that may have some insight with heart issue
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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    -image-jpg This was her at 6 weeks old! When I first got her from the rescue in Indiana.

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    I am so sorry this pr*ck was so harsh when he was talking about your baby! Tubby has a level 3 heart murmur so I know how crushing that could be. We had an ultra sound done o determine what exactly we were dealing with. They said it was something he could live with. I really do think you need a 2nd opinion. Could Lulu be a mini english bulldog?

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    Will be keeping this in prayer...sending hugs of strength, comfort & healing to you.


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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    Oh my! You definitely should get a second opinion from a more reputable vet. Maybe she's mixed with another breed that's why smaller? Idk just giving options. Hope you get some answers! God bless her little heart

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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    Oh no, sweet little girl... yes I agree something is not right she is far too small... just seems odd that the vet is just now discovering this!! Pisses me off actually.

    Please please go get a second opinion.... there may be more going on here. Do you have the contact info from where this puppy came from????

    And be aware, rescueme.org has not been found to yet be a legit rescue.... so it could have been very likely this pup was already diagnosed with something and it was a breeder adopting her out knowing full well there was something wrong. Basically so far this website seems to be like a craigslist type of site.

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    Thanks for the kindness. No lulu is purebred English bulldog nothing mixed. & yes I feel like there is bigger issues going on here. Lulu did not start looking like this bad until a few weeks ago. Also, the Indiana rescue was called small wonders. This is where breeders surrender dogs. I was skeptical because she was 6 weeks old not even fully weaned! My heart is breaking I have the smallest English bulldog in the world I'm sure of it. I've googled photos and no English bulldog is as small or thin as her. It must have been something gone wrong when they bred her parents. I actually rescued her mom as well! Her mom has showed no issues just allergies. I'm so confused. Doesn't anyone have a little English bulldog like little lulu?

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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    I'm so very sorry... I agree w/everyone, please get a second opinion. I can't believe that a vet would say something like that without doing a full work up on that baby. Please keep us posted...


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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Simplyparis22 View Post
    Thanks for the kindness. No lulu is purebred English bulldog nothing mixed. & yes I feel like there is bigger issues going on here. Lulu did not start looking like this bad until a few weeks ago. Also, the Indiana rescue was called small wonders. This is where breeders surrender dogs. I was skeptical because she was 6 weeks old not even fully weaned! My heart is breaking I have the smallest English bulldog in the world I'm sure of it. I've googled photos and no English bulldog is as small or thin as her. It must have been something gone wrong when they bred her parents. I actually rescued her mom as well! Her mom has showed no issues just allergies. I'm so confused. Doesn't anyone have a little English bulldog like little lulu?
    Why would there be a place where breeders can surrender dogs? Dogs that can't be SOLD?!! Hmmm dogs w/pre-existing conditions.


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    Default Re: English bulldog dying?! She's only 7 months :(

    My cat, Coco is 14 y/o, we found her in our yard one freezingly cold Oct night.
    She looked to be about 8 weeks old and if we hadn't found her, I believe it was
    her last night on earth. I took her in for baby shots, dewormed, etc. At 3 months
    took her in for last shots & general checkup. Vet examined her gums and said she
    probably would not live very long due to 'whatever it is he thought'. We left and
    never went back. Coco was spayed at 6 months, no problems. She's an indoor cat
    and has never been sick other than a reaction to Frontline (that nearly killed her).
    No more flea poisons for her and she's never had to go to the vet in all these years.
    She looks and acts much younger than she is, people are shocked to learn her age.

    I'd get another opinion. Let us know and GOD bless!


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    I am so sorry about your baby. As others have said I would get a secong opinion from a reputable vet
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