Bulldog Veterinarians are a highly skilled group of Veterinarians that have experience successfully dealing with the various unique physical attributes of Bulldogs. Most Bulldog Veterinarians can quickly diagnose Bulldog issues and start the Bulldog on a fast track to recovery. From eye problems to skin issues Bulldog Vets have seen and treated it all.


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The upper muscle of respiration becomes relaxed and inactive during general anesthesia. This inactivity isn’t a problem for most dogs since they have the ability to maintain respiration passively, however, this isn’t the case for your bully. Bulldog maintenance can be trickier in many aspects than maintenance of other breeds of dog. In contrast to other breeds, bulldogs can’t maintain passive respiration and therefore require an active compensatory hyperactivity of those upper airway respiratory muscles in order to maintain airway patency under anesthesia.

This active compensatory dependency is even greater in the brachiocephalic syndrome bulldogs (i.e. bully suffering from elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, etc), thus putting them at even higher anesthetic risk than other bulldogs. This is further exacerbated by increased vagal tone caused by the breed’s excessive upper airway pressure, which commonly results in vomiting and gagging in bulldogs and even more so in bullys with any degree of brachiocephalic syndrome. Retching, gagging, and vomiting can lead to gastric content aspiration with aspiration pneumonia being the most likely outcome. Pneumonia could have dire consequences on any dog, and becomes even more of a risk to one undergoing anesthesia.


Hooves & Paws Pet Hospital
4600 US HWY 377
Aubrey, TX 76227
Phone: 940-365-9430


Preston Royal Animal Clinic
10720 Preston Road, Suite 1013
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: 214-369-7364