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    Greetings. I have a 7 month french bulldog. For about a month now I've noticed that his right hip pops/clicks with every step. Because he hasn't shown any other symptoms (very playful, runs, jumps, even climbs stairs without a problem, doesnt appear to be in any pain, doesn't bunny hop, has good musculature of hind limbs) i wasn't in a hurry to get him checked. nevertheless, i took him to the vet for an upper respiratory infection and mentioned the clicking. after a physical exam of the hips and rear legs the vet decided to get a quick xray of the area. he said the xrays showed severe hip dysplasia of the right hip; stated he would need a surgical procedure (triple pelvic osteotomy if possible) to prevent a lifetime of pain and handicap of rear limbs; and referred me to a specialist. I have since scheduled an appointment with a different vet who is pennHIP certified (as a second opinion never hurts) as well as the specialist. I am curious as to any experiences with bulldog (english or french) puppies who were diagnosed with hip dysplasia. What procedure, if any, was performed and if none was performed how (if at all) the dysplasia progressed. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Bulldog Puppy with [possible] hip displaysia

    hello and welcome to EBN.... we also have a sister site French Bulldog news, you can check that out too.

    as for hip displaysia, great to get a second opinion. Our girl Banks is 8 yrs old and at 7 months we were told she most likely would need to be put down at some point due to her hip issues... got a second opinion and were told, yes it is bad, but let her grow and well see how things progress. she still has some issues and pain, but she has had a great and full life still plays like a puppy at times, but we have a great vet that helps us with her pain mgmt and the big factor is keeping their weight under control.
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    Our 12 month old bully had hip dysplasia in both hips and was diagnosed @ 15 weeks. She had JPS surgery which is most successful by 16 weeks. We have her one year X-rays in Feb. And expect good results. Recovery was easy and quick. She runs and plays with ease and does not experience any pain.?

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    When we first got Franklin that's all his hips did was pop when he walked then I started giving him cosequin it's a chondroitin and glucosamine he's been taking it since and his hips don't pop at all he's turned a year in April good luck hope everything works out

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