This is Chopper a/k/a/ Meathead. Isn't he the cutest little thing? He is actually our son's bulldog puppy but we get to raise him until he is out of college! (Our son, not the dog! Ha-Ha) For the most part, he has been a blast to have around but he gave us quite a scare yesterday when he started choking on some phlegm in his throat. (Bulldogs are notorious for breathing problems but this is the first problem we have had other than loud snoring.) My husband actually had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on him when he stopped breathing and fell on his side. I did some research online and found out that this sort of thing isn't all that uncommon with this breed. Several sites said that squirting pure lemon juice in his mouth will help dissolve the mucus because it is so acidic and that will prevent another episode like we had, which is good because I don't think I would survive a repeat performance!!! It was very, very scary. Needless to say, we now have a big bottle of lemon juice in our refrigerator!
Chopper likes to sleep on his back with his tongue out!
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