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    So today, I heard a pug owner got elective surgery, $100, on both his pugs. Something about their airways. Apparently their running is improved, they're quieter, and life in general is easier on their hearts.

    Good idea for bulldogs? Anyone here do it?

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    I've never heard of it..... But i'll assure you and everyone else, My Boys will never be put under Anesthesia for an Elective surgery. I'll make the decisions, as medically necessary, if given no other option. No consideration other than a must do, Then i'll have to take the choice. Bully's and Anestesia aren't a good combination from what i've read. I'm sure you will get more in depth responses and feedback from others, this is just my opinion.

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    (sorry never heard of this term -is it for nose?) if it is It all depends , i was speaking with my vet and she is also a bulldog owner ,she was quite disgust with a state of bulldogs lately she said she gets loads with faces pushed in so much (high) they have problems breathing -therefore widening nostrils to help them is the only option to improve their breathing .
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    I know some bulldog owners have had to get surgery on their babies because there was no choice. I would never elect to do it if it wasn't critical. I'm lucky in that Dudley is a bit of a larger bully and his head and face aren't quite as "smooshed" as some of the other bullies I've seen lately. I have a neighbor a few blocks over whose bullies (she has two) who have enormous breathing issues because their heads are so large -- unnaturally large. Some breeders are irresponsible.

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    I'm guessing he widened their nares... It really depends on whether or not your bullies nares are narrow or not. But I know it would cost more than. $100 to do it just the anesthesia alone costs more than that. If you look inside their nose with a flashlight the opening should be obvious, a circle.... All the way up..... But if its a slit instead of a circle this may be an option for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiSalo View Post
    So today, I heard a pug owner got elective surgery, $100, on both his pugs. Something about their airways. Apparently their running is improved, they're quieter, and life in general is easier on their hearts.

    Good idea for bulldogs? Anyone here do it?
    i had this done to my boy back in 2006... But he really needed it as it had sleep apnea issues and our vet also would not do this procedure until he was at least two years old. Our total cost due to other issue that had to be addressed for better breathing was $2500... But as other have stated, if it is not necessary you should avoid have a bully go under.
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    Hey! Thanks for all your input.

    I believe the procedure is uvula trimming? Either or, he'll be under anyway, cuz he's getting fixed, so..... why not? Does that change anybody's opinion??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiSalo View Post
    Hey! Thanks for all your input.

    I believe the procedure is uvula trimming? Either or, he'll be under anyway, cuz he's getting fixed, so..... why not? Does that change anybody's opinion??
    never heard that term, when I look it up it seems to be similar to tonsils
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    its the hangy ball thing in the back of our throats

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