Has anyone had there pups palate shortened our vet is recommending we have it done when we have our 6 month old puppy fixed they say her palate is very long. She has one case of pneumonia 3 months ago but since then she has been great. Very little snoring not sure if we should have it done.
Re: Shortened pallate
I used to work at a veterinary clinic and it seemed to me that every bulldog or pug that came in there the vet was telling them they needed to have entropian surgery, and the palate and nares done. When I took Dually in to get an estimate for entropian surgery first thing she did was tell me he needed his nose and palate done as well. She hadn't even looked at him yet!! She came to this conclusion because he was panting. She said he is panting and he snores because of his palate and his nose and that he would get barrell chested if I didnt do the surgery. Well it's been over 3 years and he is not barrell chested and he breathes just fine!! I only let her do the entropian surgery.
I think I would get a second opinion. I know this surgery is quite common in bulldogs but I also don't think that every one of them need this procedure done.