Theodore is an English Bulldog who was surrendered into our care when his owner could no longer care for him.

We noticed immediately that Theodore was bleeding from his genitals and had an abnormal stance. He also seemed uncomfortable on his front legs.

We rushed him straight to the vets who found he had a urethral prolapse which needed urgent surgical correction as the tissue was at risk of becoming necrotic. Whilst under anaesthetic his front legs and hips were x-rayed. Sadly, these showed severe issues with Theodore's conformation.

He has an old fracture of his radius, likely due to his conformation, which hadn't healed properly. The radius and ulna are both extremely bowed in both front legs and show signs of osteoarthritis already at such a young age.

He also has mild hip dysplasia in one of his hips. Sadly, there are no curative surgical options to help Theodore due to the severity of his issues.

Theodore is going to have a limited life span, but as he is such a happy chap we made the decision for him to be added to our palliative care foster scheme. This means he will live out his days in a loving foster home for as long as he has a good quality of life, and his discomfort can be controlled with medication.

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