ShermanK avatar image

Would love everyone's opinion on this..

I found this last night as I was googling around. Made me feel pretty good but who knows if this dude is just bs....

http://toddhoward.net/home/bulldog-health-articles/hypoplastic-trachea

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-Sherm was here. 

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Sounds right to me...

that's why you need a vet that knows bulldogs!  The vet who told me that Oscar's trachea was too small was subbing for my regular vet, caused me a bunch of gray hairs for nothing.

Pegsy's picture

incredidle how they think

incredidle how they think they are experts on every breed!!!
what is so friggin hard to say about i'm not an expert on this breed i would recommend you see a vet who specializes in bullies...geez if that dumba$$ vet who operated on my archie,who happens to be a professor of veterinary medecine and teaches-at a very well known college here,not to mention has her own private practice for about 17 yrs,(as she loved to go on and on over the phone about her accolades),she decided that b/c not all brachycephalics react to ace(one of the cocktail of drugs given as my archie was being prepped for surgery)and "he looked"like he would handle the surgery well,but did have her misgivings about doing the operation b/c he was a bully when she first saw him...(yes folks this was all in her report i had her forward to me after my archie passed)...that f@!#$@$ b!#@$ would've saved me alot of heartache and grief if she had just trusted her initial instinct and not operate on him!
my temperature just went skyhigh,i consider myself to be a fairly logical human being and an advocate of peace-there's no problem that cannot be solved rationally...but w/idiots like this who are educated to the nth degree...well it just boggles the mind and makes you want to take matters into your own hands...and ofcourse that would require me being in jail for a long time!

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

We had our regular vet and a bulldog vet

"Nornal" stuff like shots and ear infections were taken care of my our regular vet but anything "major", we went to see the bulldog vet in Toronto (six hours drive away).

Nothing but the best for our girl!

ArchimedesMommy's picture

I HOPE what he's saying is true, that would mean great news

for sweet Sherman!!!   I forgot if you said the vet who diagnosed him was  a bulldog--knowledgeable vet or not?  

I looked at lots of things on that guy's website----he seems like a wonderful, very caring, knowledgeable breeder and rescuer!!!  

It was so interesting that everything he said really coincided with what sweet wittle Sherman has gone through!!! 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

Stephanie and David's picture

It's the best if you can find a bulldog savvy vet.

A lot of vets may be well meaning but they don't know diddly about bulldogs.

Jacinda and the bullies's picture

Sorry but I don't believe anything Todd Howard says

There's tons of complaints against him on the Internet. 

The AKC's Management Disciplinary Committee has suspended Mr. Todd Howard, Fallbrook, CA, from all AKC privileges for ten years, effective July 9, 2007, and imposed a $2000 fine for non-compliance with AKC’s record keeping and dog identification requirements, and failure to complete proper chain of registration. (Multiple Breeds) 

http://www.akc.org/pdfs/about/board_minutes/0707.pdf 

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Puppy Mill

That folks is a person and website you want to stay away from.

I haven't read the whole article... BUT .... he is dead wrong in saying ALL bulldogs have small tracheas. Just plan WRONG. THEY DO NOT! AND MORE IMPORTANTLY....THEY SHOULD NOT! He's trying to pass the wool over the eyes of puppy buyers who have unhealthy puppies he is breeding.