french bulldog megaesophagus
Megaesophagus – French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada
Megaesophagus. Megaesophagus is a condition where there is decreased or absent motility (movement, muscular contractions) of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and water from the throat to the stomach. With megaesophagus, passing food all the way to the stomach becomes difficult, and the food may be regurgitated back up
Regurgitating French Bulldog: Megaesophagus in bulldogs
Most megaesophagus in bulldogs are secondary to esophagitis often due to chronic gastric reflux common to the brachycephalic syndrome (elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, hypoplastic trachea, everted laryngeal saccules, etc). I recommend you start with a barium swallow, the contrast dye will help with the diagnosis including hiatal hernia.
What Is Megaesophagus YourDNA
When there is megaesophagus in French bulldogs, the most common cause is esophageal inflammation. Megaesophagus can also affect certain cat breeds, which include:
French Bulldogs are adorable, but can be prone to several health issues and genetic conditions. Understanding more about these health problems can assist current owners in dealing with the health of their French Bulldog, and potential owners in selecting a breeder who does health screening. Megaesophagus is a condition in which the
Megaesophagus, VCA Animal Hospital
Pets with megaesophagus typically regurgitate food and water. Because their food does not get into the stomach to be digested, these animals do not grow well (if young), and lose weight if they develop acquired megaesophagus as adults. They may hypersalivate and “gurgle” when they swallow.
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