Please help me. I have a 1 year old male English bulldog by the name of Goober :). Goobers stomach has ripped through the lining that separates the stomach from the chest. What this means is that all of his food now has to be ground up in a blender so it is very watery so he can eat it. Because his stomach is now up in his chest, even though the food is liquidy, it still comes back up. I recently saw a program where there was a pup that had to sit in a high chair to eat to help her food go down. Does anyone know where I can buy a high chair for my English Bulldog?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/07/2012

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I have never heard of a herniated diaphragm. That sounds so painful. Poor pup. I am really curious about all of this now. Like I said earlier, I am gonna ask the vet who is on tomorrow about his. Anything interesting I find out, I will let you know!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/07/2012

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What a terrible thing huh? Hopefully the breeder with at least give you back waht you paid for. I would not be able to just send him back either btw. You are doing a good thing. They become part of your family for sure.



How did it go after tonights feeding?

Sue - posted on 12/07/2012

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I put him in 1 of my Wicker laundry baskets tonight with all kinds of padding in it so he had to sit on his haunches with his head up & fed him that way & then kept him in it for 30 minutes afterwards.

Sue - posted on 12/07/2012

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I notified the breeder whom I bought him from & he said he wanted all the paperwork/ X rays so everything was Fed Ex'd to him (in california) & he says in his paperwork that I signed when I got Goober that he guarantees his pups so we will see. I do not want another pup (I am too fond of Goober) but since I have to pay for the surgery, I would like half my money back. I don't know what the term is called, she just said that they stomach had ripped through the lining separating the chest from the stomach & is causing the food to come back up--something about a herniated diaphram.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/07/2012

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There is a test that checks specific levels to do with seizures. It does not sound like she checked that. Good to hear the liver and kidneys are doing well. That is a step in the right direction. BUT he is only 1 year old, so the likelyhood of him developing problems so soon are unlikely. Although, between 1-2 years is when the onset of seizures starts, if they are prone to them. Just saying. But I am seriously gonna talk with one of the vets tomorrow. I want to find out more about this. Is there a specific name to the condition?

Sue - posted on 12/07/2012

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She did the bloodwork to make sure there was nothing wrong with his kidneys/liver because they are prone to have issues with them & the bloodwork came back clean

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/07/2012

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Well, good luck with that. I am thinking with the difficulty in feeding, the result will be surgery sooner than later. Especially if it is causing seizures. I am going to ask the vets that I work with tomorrow if they have ever heard of this before. 10 years in the business, I haven't. But bulldogs are not a big hit in either of the states I have worked in.



I just don't see how she would expect anything BUT surgery to help with this. The longer you wait, the more problems will arise.



Has she done bloodwork to see for sure if that is why the seizures have started?

Sue - posted on 12/07/2012

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Yes, he has been to my Vet who does work with other English Bulldogs & she does plan to go in & do surgery but she wants to try this chair method first because she isn't sure how long this has been going on. He just recently (3 months ago) started having seizures (for no apparent reason) so when she took the CT scans it showed his stomach had ripped through the lining & was pressing on his lungs so she is thinking that may be what was causing the seizures (because his airway was cut off). She wants to try all the other options 1st before surgery. I have been having him stand up when I feed him but because his feet slip & he is suppose to be upright for 20 minutes after he eats it's hard for him to do.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/07/2012

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Have you had this diagnosed by a vet? Why can't they go in and tack the stomach back down where it belongs?

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