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    Hi, thanks for all your kind comments.

    I went today with the specialist and he diagnosed Grace with a moderate hip dysplasia the problem is located in the right leg, attached is the picture of the x-rays, the specialist seems like a nice and honest guy.

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    He recommended a surgery to remove the head of the femur, probably next week. For the moment remove it only from the right leg, he also said that Grace will need hydrotherapy that I can provide to her so she can recover fast and also keep control of her weight. Grace has allergy to the grass pollen so we agree to give her Earthborn Ocean Fusion (adult food) to keep her weight in control and also help her with her skin (any recommendation about this earthborn formula will be much appreciate it). One more thing the specialist said was that she will have a normal life once he fixes this problem with her hips, she will be able to walk, run and play.

    I have a couple of questions for the community:

    1. Sadly where I live there are no affordable dog pools and they are very far away, so I'm planning to buy a pool specially for her and also a lifejacket. Do you have any suggestions about hydrotherapy on bulldogs? any recommendations will be much appreciate it.

    2. Does anybody have a bulldog that went through this surgery to share their testimonials with me?


    Thanks a lot guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adanc View Post
    Hi, thanks for all your kind comments.

    I went today with the specialist and he diagnosed Grace with a moderate hip dysplasia the problem is located in the right leg, attached is the picture of the x-rays, the specialist seems like a nice and honest guy.

    -rayosx-jpg

    He recommended a surgery to remove the head of the femur, probably next week. For the moment remove it only from the right leg, he also said that Grace will need hydrotherapy that I can provide to her so she can recover fast and also keep control of her weight. Grace has allergy to the grass pollen so we agree to give her Earthborn Ocean Fusion (adult food) to keep her weight in control and also help her with her skin (any recommendation about this earthborn formula will be much appreciate it). One more thing the specialist said was that she will have a normal life once he fixes this problem with her hips, she will be able to walk, run and play.

    I have a couple of questions for the community:

    1. Sadly where I live there are no affordable dog pools and they are very far away, so I'm planning to buy a pool specially for her and also a lifejacket. Do you have any suggestions about hydrotherapy on bulldogs? any recommendations will be much appreciate it.

    2. Does anybody have a bulldog that went through this surgery to share their testimonials with me?


    Thanks a lot guys!
    I have no experience with the surgery or water therapy... i wish you the best and send lots of prayers for a successful procedure and speedy recovery
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    Finn was diagnosed with hip dysplasia today. I didn't know he even had it and only found out b/c he was walking oddly this a.m. and then just didn't want to walk all together. The vet also said she'd recommend surgery for him, but for now he's on pain meds and needs to have complete rest x 2wks, then gets re-evaluated. She also said he needs to be on the "lighter" side of the wt. spectrum. I also need to re-start him on his glucosamine/chondroitin.

    I wish your Gracie the very best, @adanc.

    Not sure if you saw this yet but there's an article here written a few yrs ago on hip dysplasia:English Bulldog News Forums - Hip Dysplasia in English Bulldogs




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Finn was diagnosed with hip dysplasia today. I didn't know he even had it and only found out b/c he was walking oddly this a.m. and then just didn't want to walk all together. The vet also said she'd recommend surgery for him, but for now he's on pain meds and needs to have complete rest x 2wks, then gets re-evaluated. She also said he needs to be on the "lighter" side of the wt. spectrum. I also need to re-start him on his glucosamine/chondroitin.

    I wish your Gracie the very best, @adanc.

    Not sure if you saw this yet but there's an article here written a few yrs ago on hip dysplasia:English Bulldog News Forums - Hip Dysplasia in English Bulldogs
    Hi, I'm really sorry for Finn, I hope he gets better. My prayers for him and his recovery. How old is Finn?

    I saw the article and it was very helpful information, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adanc View Post
    Hi, I'm really sorry for Finn, I hope he gets better. My prayers for him and his recovery. How old is Finn?

    I saw the article and it was very helpful information, thanks for sharing.
    Thanku. Finn is almost 4 and 1/2 years old. I recall when he was younger that always had a different kind of gait but didn't think much of it. He's always been so active, fast, and pretty athletic for a bulldog. It's really hard seeing him in pain but i'm hoping the meds will help him soon.




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    Prays and i really hope he gets better soon @cali baker.

    I wanted to let you know guys that I went to visit another orthopedist because I really had my doubts, the first one made me a very weird call 3 hours after the meeting and he said he will take other x-ray because he wasn't sure if she needed or not surgery, and depending on those digital x-rays we will need to do the surgery or just take meds.

    Anyway, I went today to visit other specialist he said he has 13 years of experience in this field, and he said Grace won't need surgery, he thinks she doesn't have hip dysplasia (yet) it might happen in the future, but for the moment only take meds for building strong joints and also if possible swimming so she can develop strong muscles.

    It's a very big relief for me and Grace because I really didn't want her to get a surgery so young, so I just wanted to share the experience to anyone with the same problem as me.

    PS. Photo attached, Gracey enjoying her new bed because she didn't fit in the other one anymore.

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    This is great news!! I'm so glad you got a 2nd opinion; it goes to show how important it is to seek other opinions when you feel doubtful about a diagnosis or just want to get more answers. Do you have access to a pool so that Gracie can get the water therapy? I am hoping that once Finn recovers from his injury, he can avoid surgery too by taking supplements and other non-invasive therapies. I didn't know he even had this until he fell on his side.

    Thanku for updating us on Gracie @adanc!




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    This is great news!! I'm so glad you got a 2nd opinion; it goes to show how important it is to seek other opinions when you feel doubtful about a diagnosis or just want to get more answers. Do you have access to a pool so that Gracie can get the water therapy? I am hoping that once Finn recovers from his injury, he can avoid surgery too by taking supplements and other non-invasive therapies. I didn't know he even had this until he fell on his side.

    Thanku for updating us on Gracie @adanc!
    Thanks for your kind comment.

    I'm planning to buy her a pool enough tall so that she can swim, I'm also planning to get her a life jacket because I know bulldogs will sink like a rock in a pool

    Once I get everything set up I will definitely post some pictures, my bests for Finn and I pray for his prompt recovery.

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