English Bulldogs are plagued with myriad health problems. Often one issue impacts other parts of their health. Elmo joined our pack at the age of 9 ½ after many years of dealing with issues related to his poor immune system. We often felt alone and frustrated when we could not fix what was wrong, but learned to adapt and make Elmo as happy and comfortable as possible while he was with us.
Most dogs diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy are put to sleep within a year of diagnosis. We believe this disease does not have to be a death sentence for our beloved companions, but an opportunity to use the many tools we have available to us to help them maintain a good quality of life. Kenny crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2012, three years after his diagnosis.