Hereditary Defects
A Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Bulldogs, including
Genetic Predisposition to Diseases


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Hydrocephalus: a condition where there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain.

Oligodendroglioma: a cancer arising from a type of cell found in the brain and spinal cord.

Perianal gland tumor: a cancer arising from a cell of a gland found near the anus.

Pyloric stenosis: a condition where the opening leading from the stomach does not function properly.

Hypothyroidism: a common endocrine disease where the body produces an abnormally low amount of thyroid hormones. An autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland which affects more than 50 dog breeds.

Adapted from:
"A Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs" Published by The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights, First printing: August 1994.
Canine Inherited Disorders Database.