If you are looking for a veterinary practice that provides experienced bulldog care, look no further than Wylie Vets. Bulldog owners in London, Essex and further afield regularly bring their dog to Wylie Vets to receive the expert bulldog care we provide.
Sadly, due to their unique characteristics, including a flat nose and a shortened upper jaw, coupled with narrow nasal passages and nostrils, bulldogs can suffer from severe respiratory conditions, including noisy snoring and breathing. This condition is known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS).
Wylie Vets specialist interest in bulldog surgery
These respiratory conditions can be improved by surgery. If the surgery is performed when the bulldog is still young, significant improvements to the animal’s quality of life can be made. Undergoing such precautionary surgery can result in the dog being far less prone to experiencing a respiratory emergency.
Our veterinary practice’s experienced team of vets for dogs care for the health and treatment of bulldogs, regularly perform this technical bulldog surgery and are well-rehearsed in the unique anaesthetic requirements, monitoring and aftercare required for dogs that have undergone respiratory surgical procedures.
‘Cherry Eye’ is another condition that frequently affects bulldogs. Cherry Eye involves the prolapse of the tear gland that is located at the base of the dog’s third eyelid. The prolapsed tear gland can appear fleshy, pink and swollen.
Instead of merely removing the gland, which can cause another condition to develop, known as ‘dry eye’, our veterinary clinical services include correcting this condition by replacing the gland to its correct position.
It is also common for young bulldogs to develop an entropion, in which the eyelid turns inwards. This is a painful condition that causes the hair of the eyelid to rub against the eye. Again, this condition can be rectified with surgery.
Wylie Vets’ bulldog surgery can correct this common condition, as our team of vets have extensive experience in this field. As well as being experienced in bulldog surgery, our vet practice is equipped with specialised ophthalmological equipment that enables us to correct eyelid defects, alleviating the clinical condition and providing a cosmetically-satisfying result.
For a bulldog friendly vets that have experience in preventative veterinary care, successfully diagnosing issues, correcting health conditions related to bulldogs and assisting fast-track recovery and post-operative pet care, contact the Wylie vets.
Bulldog and French Bulldog Health Schemes.
In recent years both Bulldogs and French Bulldogs have had a surge in popularity due to their friendly natures and curious dispositions. There are several common health complaints which sadly affect these breeds such as BOAS, skin allergic disease and spinal or tail deformities. A recently introduced scheme by The Bulldog Breed Council aims to promote and encourage healthy breeding. The scheme also allows potential new puppy owners to have information as to the health status of parent dogs. The current aims of the scheme are:
- To promote the health and wellbeing of the Bulldog.
- To promote healthy breeding practice.
- To enable data collection, to monitor current issues of the Breed and to compare with the past and to make improvements in the future.
- To Educate both Breeders and Pet Owners. To reward their participation in the scheme by achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and additional Gold Stars.
- To update the scheme as and when required in line with new scientific/medical findings that will contribute to improving the health of the Breed
- To publish a breeding protocol.
Enrolment in the scheme is simple and bulldogs can be tested from 12 months of age. Patients can be awarded a bronze, silver or gold certificate. Patients initially register for the bronze level and can move up the levels after successful examinations if the set criteria are fulfilled. All tests are non-invasive and special stars are available if more extensive testing is required.
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