January 31, 2013
I did a search for Bulldog inherited dog diseases from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School and found some surprising results.
English Bulldog Inherited Diseases:
Cryptorchidism: Failure of descent of testes. Coupled with failure in maturation.
Hemophilia: inadequate blood clotting
Hemivertebrae: Wedge shaped asymmetric thoracic vertebrae with persistence of the mid line dorso-ventral septum. Severe kyphosis kinking of the vertebral column with spinal cord compression, hind limb weakness and pain. These are malformed vertebrae in the spine, also found in French Bulldogs
Neoplasia – Mast Cell TumourComments: Excess of mast cell tumours.
Pulmonic stenosis: Pulmonary valve dysplasia and stenosis giving reduced tolerance of exercise and increased risk of congestive heart failure.
Spina bifida: Congenital spinal anomalies which result from defective closure of the neural tube.
Prolapse of the nictitans gland: The nictitating gland associated with the third eyelid is displaced forward and becomes visible.
here’s the database