Age: d-o-b: ~January 2016
Size: small (8kg, 40cm)
Breed: French bulldog
Others: dewormed, vaccinated
Story, Personality, Others:
Chico was found on the street. People were saying he had an owner, a foreigner, who one day was gone and left the dog on the street. Indeed Chico had a chip which was Hungarian but not registered anywhere.
Chico has mobility issues. French bulldogs are prone to all kind of diseases and spine deformations is one of them. So this is what he has. A congenitive spine disease. He has little strength in his lower spine and back legs, so when he walks, he drags back legs. But he is still an active dog and he is eager to move so if you look at the movies below you can see he is happy to walk around. He wants to see the world.
Unfortunately it also means he does not control his poo.
We had him at the physiotherapy vet centre where he did a month of various treatments including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, laser therapy and he is better than he was, he can actually stand on his back legs for a little bit but he won´t get better than that.
He is now taking supplements: Protecsativa – a supplement for nervous system and Flexadin – a supplement for joints and bones. He also gets a monthly injection of Librela. He likes to walk but he should be walking on grass or sand to make his legs exercise better, not on the pavement or floors – this is why we are looking for him for a home with a garden, not an apartment.
He is very gentle and he loves people. He loves cuddling and toys. He is obviously used to living in a home. Before walks, he will sit sweetly waiting to get his harness put on. Cars are no problem at all, he is used to going by car. He can be left alone and will sleep soundly while you are out.
He is not too good with other dogs – in fact he initiates conflicts whenever food is involved, conflicts that due to his handicap he usually looses anyway. He would be better in a home as an only dog.