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    Crabcake had his soft palate surgery today. I got the good news quickly that the surgery went well and he woke up with no issues. Hoping to get him back tomorrow morning if inflammation is kept down tonight. Do you guys have any recommendations in terms of what and how much food to give him, should he be crated to keep him calmer, or anything to ask the doctor tomorrow? Thank you

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    Awesome that all went well... soft food for at least three - five days. I usually do ground beef with egg noodles.

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    Jake had his done a couple months ago n all is great. I didn’t crate him at all. He goes on his own but the door is always open. I feed mine raw so I just thawed it out. If yours is on kibbles, Christine gave you a great option. Basically anything healthy but soft n moist.

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    about to turn 3 years old, he is on a mix of dry and wet. My plan was to stick to just wet so that his diet doesn't change much for the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    My plan was to stick to just wet so that his diet doesn't change much for the week
    Thats a good plan. Be on the lookout for any signs of labored breathing. Report concerns to you Vet right away. Be pushy if you have to. First couple of days there will be some swelling so a little noise is normal. After two days you should begin to see improvement(less noise). In a week to 10 days he’ll be doing great. Hoping all goes smooth for the Cakemeister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Thats a good plan. Be on the lookout for any signs of labored breathing. Report concerns to you Vet right away. Be pushy if you have to. First couple of days there will be some swelling so a little noise is normal. After two days you should begin to see improvement(less noise). In a week to 10 days heíll be doing great. Hoping all goes smooth for the Cakemeister.
    Ty for your help. Keeping that dude calm is going to be quite the challenge. I took all of his toys off floor and anything he might jumpm up for. Also going to try to keep him off the couch which will be difficult. Im sure everyone here knows, they just have such short bursts of energy that keeping him calm is quite the challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    Ty for your help. Keeping that dude calm is going to be quite the challenge. I took all of his toys off floor and anything he might jumpm up for. Also going to try to keep him off the couch which will be difficult. Im sure everyone here knows, they just have such short bursts of energy that keeping him calm is quite the challenge
    Heís home now but there is a lot of inflammation and he is making a lot of gurgling noises and tons of drooling that he canít control. Trying to ignore him as much as possible so that he doesnít get excited at all which is very difficult. Also he has dried blood still in his folds that really makes me question the doctor

    The surgeon recommended kibble and absolutely not wet food which seems so nonsensical to me for a sore throat. Hopefully this all works out long term but man this does not feel good right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    Heís home now but there is a lot of inflammation and he is making a lot of gurgling noises and tons of drooling that he canít control. Trying to ignore him as much as possible so that he doesnít get excited at all which is very difficult. Also he has dried blood still in his folds that really makes me question the doctor

    The surgeon recommended kibble and absolutely not wet food which seems so nonsensical to me for a sore throat. Hopefully this all works out long term but man this does not feel good right now
    What? Kibble? No, soft wet food. Also, no barking it can cause scar tissue to form. And, what do you mean blood in folds? Iím no understanding why there would be any there? I have two go through this surgery, and our Frenchie actually three times ( second was due to a barking, scar tissue and to be removed, Nd third was due to regrowth).. never any blood


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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    He’s home now but there is a lot of inflammation and he is making a lot of gurgling noises and tons of drooling that he can’t control. Trying to ignore him as much as possible so that he doesn’t get excited at all which is very difficult. Also he has dried blood still in his folds that really makes me question the doctor

    The surgeon recommended kibble and absolutely not wet food which seems so nonsensical to me for a sore throat. Hopefully this all works out long term but man this does not feel good right now

    You follow the Vet’s recommendation you’ll be going back very soon for other issues. Guarantee wet food only! Jake had some gurgling noises too but no drooling n no blood in his folds. You didn’t get the nostrils done correct? Would probably answer the blood in folds. If not the vet should of at least clean him up while he was still asleep or at least before you picking him up. When I brought Jake home he was out for a good 24hrs. He wasn’t moving much. Just laid there. It’s normal so don’t worry about that part. Feed him wet food n if he’s the inhale type, give him smaller portions at a time. He’ll be fine. It took Jake a good month before noise to stopped. All dogs are different so yours might heal faster, idk. Keep us posted

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    Ughhh, I asked this surgeon and assistants multiple times about the wet food/dry food and they were all insistent on dry food. He didn't touch his dry food today and only ate things that I wrapped the medicine in like cheese bites and roast beef. Really don't know what to do but think im going to go with my gut and just feed him the wet food. Going to try and contact my regular vet to see his opinion on things.

    The dried blood was from them getting his nostrils done. This was a last second thing that I was unaware of going into the procedure, and they explained to me that this was standard on every soft palate surgery that they conducted. Still thought it was beyond ridiculous that they did not clean it up while he was asleep because it is going to take me a couple of days to clean his folds because I don't want him panicking or breathing too hard while i clean them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    Ughhh, I asked this surgeon and assistants multiple times about the wet food/dry food and they were all insistent on dry food. He didn't touch his dry food today and only ate things that I wrapped the medicine in like cheese bites and roast beef. Really don't know what to do but think im going to go with my gut and just feed him the wet food. Going to try and contact my regular vet to see his opinion on things.

    The dried blood was from them getting his nostrils done. This was a last second thing that I was unaware of going into the procedure, and they explained to me that this was standard on every soft palate surgery that they conducted. Still thought it was beyond ridiculous that they did not clean it up while he was asleep because it is going to take me a couple of days to clean his folds because I don't want him panicking or breathing too hard while i clean them.
    Holy cow... Iím not liking anything you say about this surgery. Nares tend to be needed but not in EVERY. Instance.

    Please keep us posted and give him soft food... think of you having a sore throat and how soft foods hurt less than eating a hoagie


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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake View Post
    Ughhh, I asked this surgeon and assistants multiple times about the wet food/dry food and they were all insistent on dry food. He didn't touch his dry food today and only ate things that I wrapped the medicine in like cheese bites and roast beef. Really don't know what to do but think im going to go with my gut and just feed him the wet food. Going to try and contact my regular vet to see his opinion on things.

    The dried blood was from them getting his nostrils done. This was a last second thing that I was unaware of going into the procedure, and they explained to me that this was standard on every soft palate surgery that they conducted. Still thought it was beyond ridiculous that they did not clean it up while he was asleep because it is going to take me a couple of days to clean his folds because I don't want him panicking or breathing too hard while i clean them.
    You were unaware him having the nostrils done??? There’s a money grab vet for you. I’m so sorry you have to go through all of this. I just hate when vets think of their pocket before the client’s. Jake never got his nostrils done as they are as they call it “medium “ opening. My vet doesn’t like doing both at the same time as he said it creates too much swelling in the same area especially for this type of breed. So basically yours will have more swelling n that’s one big reason NOT to feed any kibbles for now. Yes go with your gut and stick to soft food n go see your regular vet. If he had both surgery done I would extend a few more days with wet food. Home cook for him. Get some protein n veggies. Like boil a turkey for a good 8hrs, keep the broth n ziploc the meals for the week. Add you veggies, turkey n broth. You’ll have a happy healthy fur baby loving his meals.

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