What does BDLD mean?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – my dog was at the emergency room (got into a dog fight) and his chart said his problem was BDLD – what does that mean?


Nancy Clay – Dover MA


Hi – thanks for your email Nancy. BDLD is a common abbreviation that stands for Big Dog/Little Dog – referring to a dogfight. It is commonly used for any type of dogfight injury.

A couple articles that might be helpful to you are Dogfight and What Do Those Abbreviations Mean?

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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