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    So...about 2am this morning JOE is snoring away like usual and then the 'snore' doesn't stop there is no break for air and I could tell by the sounds he wasn't breathing or able to take in air even though he was trying...I got him on his feet, opened up his mouth and his tongue seemed to be kind of blocking his airway...after repositioning his tongue and jostling him around a bit he started breathing normally without any trouble. Sometimes I do not know what to expect from this little critter. Unsettling to say the least.

    Anyone else experienced this sort of thing before?

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    Gosh I'm so sorry, I can't imagine how scary that would be… Some bullies have sleep apnea, or issues w/elongated pallets. I'm not familiar w/these issues so I'm going to tag a few members that hopefully can advise you. Keep us posted on how he is doing!!!

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    Sorry to hear this. I hope it was a one time thing.
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    Default Re: EB breathing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by SirJoseph View Post
    So...about 2am this morning JOE is snoring away like usual and then the 'snore' doesn't stop there is no break for air and I could tell by the sounds he wasn't breathing or able to take in air even though he was trying...I got him on his feet, opened up his mouth and his tongue seemed to be kind of blocking his airway...after repositioning his tongue and jostling him around a bit he started breathing normally without any trouble. Sometimes I do not know what to expect from this little critter. Unsettling to say the least.

    Anyone else experienced this sort of thing before?
    There are procedures like Soft Palate reduction, widening of the nares, and removal of the saccules that help with their breathing issues. We had the palate reduced and removed his everted saccules. Many here have done it. I think it's worth speaking with your vet about it.


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    He seems to be doing fine now and this was the first time this happened...Was kind of scary. I'll call the vet and see what they say. He is currently flipping his bed around looking for something and jamming around the house - haha... Funniest dog ever I think. I am kind of nervous about leaving him alone though...

    Thx for the tips and have a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJoseph View Post
    He seems to be doing fine now and this was the first time this happened...Was kind of scary. I'll call the vet and see what they say. He is currently flipping his bed around looking for something and jamming around the house - haha... Funniest dog ever I think. I am kind of nervous about leaving him alone though...

    Thx for the tips and have a great day!
    How old is Joe? he is around 4 / 5 months right? Does sound like palate or apnea issue.... I've been threw it twice -- let us know what the vet says
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    Default Re: EB breathing issues

    agreed, Lola's sleep apnea is so much better now that she's had palate reduction (nares and saccules too). She still has an occasional interruption in her breathing at night, but its far better than it used to be, and a gentle nudge gets her to breathe again. Lola now sleeps upside down alot more (on her back now) than she used to…maybe the reduction in palate tissue affords her more comfortable sleeping positions -- like now she can breathe better on her back.

    Theres not a good way to determine whether your bully has an elongated palate issue but if you search on the forum, alot of symptoms can point to it. A vet will need to mildly sedate or anesthetize, but if all fingers point to it, its likely a surgeon will feel comfortable scheduling the surgery and dealing with it while he's under. Its best to wait until the bully is 2 years of age to perform the surgery because they are still growing and you dont want to have it done twice, but in some severe circumstances you can get it done while neuter/spay surgery. Becareful not to let your bully overheat with an elongated palate, its so very hard to get them to calm down. This is how we first realized Lola needed to have it done. Her tongue turned blue and that was it. terrifying.

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    Oh how scary I hope he checks out well !


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