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I have a 11 year old English bulldog and a few days ago I…

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I have a 11 year old English bulldog and a few days ago I wanted to take her out but she wouldn't get up. In the end it wasn't she didn't want to but she couldn't get up

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the Old English Bulldog. What is the Old English Bulldog's name?

Her name is muiba

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Muiba?

It seems her left leg and arm is not standing up stable

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 7 months ago

Hello,

Automatic, must get to a vet as soon as possible. for this breed, at this age, I am worried about joint issues (arthritis), as well as, spinal problems.
Without question, I do not doubt she is uncomfortable or painful. A vet may suggest starting some pain medication, as well as, some type of anti-inflammatory drug (either a steroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory). Might help a lot!
Dr. Andy

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 7 months ago

You are very welcome.

Hope everything works out okay.

At this age, I am less inclined to think its a leg fracture, but spinal issues or bad shoulder/elbow issues can really cause some serious problems.
They might suggest some x-rays, but not sure what they will focus on first. That will depend on the examination findings.

Good Luck!

Dr. Andy

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Also forgot to say her vagina is swollen from her last heat but has not came down from it and now it's oozing a white ish liquid and she's also shivering
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 7 months ago

Hello,

That is very concerning!

That may very well suggest a pyometra. That is a serious uterine infection that is life threatening. Oral antibiotics cannot treat it. She would need to be spayed immediately.

That changes everything. Definite vet visit today.

Dr. Andy

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She's seems to be suffering so much and my husband and I had a beautiful 11 years with her. .. we also want to look into putting her down are we bad for thinking that?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 7 months ago

Well, I don't know.

If she has a condition that can be medically managed, I would try.

But, if there are multiple issues and her quality of life is not great, it is very fair to consider euthanasia.

Dr. Andy

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Dr.Andy do u know of any vets that can help cure muiba at a lower income price?
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