Hello! My name is Gianna and i am a proud mama of a bulldog! His name is Rocco and he will be a year old July 26TH! I purchased him from Petland in Naperville for a hefty few thousand dollars. Only to find out i was getting a sick puppy.. little did i know at the time that those puppies were coming from Amish mills.. Anyways, he had a horrible respiratory infection when i got him that racked up about 3 thousand in medical bills that i had to fight them to pay.. at 4 months old he developed a tumor that i had to get surgically removed and came back benign(THANK GOD). I haven't had any issues until now.. i noticed after moving from a nice big spacious house to a more confined apartment with very little backyard space that Rocco has started peeing blood.. i took him to the vet right away and they ran some tests and did some xrays and said he just has a bladder infection. He had a weeks dose of Doxycycline and still didn't improve. i brought him back and now they're saying his prostate is very swollen and they also ran a 'scan' and said he might have a bladder stone.. He is on antibiotic for his prostate and i dropped him off today to see a specialist to make sure he for sure has a stone because they're wanting to operate on my baby while he is under they recommend castrating him as well to prevent further prostate issues... he always has water and food.. i have him on Fromm salmon but he was on beef frittata before hand.. i was just wondering if anyone has any info on why this could be happening and if castrating him is necessary.. thank you!