Bulldogs, pugs, and boston terriers frequently visit Dr. Lopez at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center in Anaheim.

Bulldog Veterinarian

Some of the most popular dog breeds for pet-owners in Anaheim happen to be short-nose dog breeds, such as bulldogs. Dogs with flat-faces and wrinkled mugs are hard to resist. From Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and even Shih-Tzus, these particular dogs steal our hearts with their unique personalities.

As a pet-owner, you may have had trouble find a bulldog veterinarian in Anaheim. Whether it is for bulldogs, pugs, or other short-nose breeds, your dog may need special care from a veterinarian with years of experience. Dogs that are short-nosed, or brachycephalic, are prone to respiratory problems under normal conditions that are not as common in other dog breeds. For this reason, not all veterinarians are comfortable or experienced in treating short-nose dogs.

Some symptoms that indicate that your dog may have abnormal breathing are if they show signs of snoring, noisy breathing, wheezing, open-mouth breathing, and collapsing. Some other behaviors that your pet may show is if they actively extend their head and neck. He or she might also sleep in a sitting or elevated position, or with a toy between teeth in an effort to keep the airways open.

Common Complications:

  • Elongated soft palate
  • Small (hypoplastic) windpipes
  • Closed up (stenotic) nostrils
  • Everted Laryngeal Saccules
  • Excess oral and respiratory tissues clogging airways
  • Dwarfed limbs
  • Spinal abnormalities
  • Heatstroke
  • Obesity


Short nose dogs such as Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pugs often require special services. Some procedures that may be necessary for your short-nose dogs are:

  • Soft Palate Procedures
  • Rhinoplasty – “nose job”

Dr. Lopez at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center has significant experience in caring for short-nose dogs. As a leading veterinarian in Anaheim, Dr. Lopez frequently performs veterinary procedures and provides quality care for Bulldogs, Pugs, Shih-Tzus and Boston Terriers among others.


(714) 776-7387
(714 ) 563-1505


1301 S Brookhurst St,
Anaheim, CA 92804



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