Hi Whitney, welcome to EBN to you and Ollie. Thank you so much for adopting and saving Ollie. You're awesome. Congratulations on your new baby.
I lived in Oakville for 8 years and love it down by the lake, I still go back especially in the spring and summer to walk along the Lakeshore and visit all the great shops and coffee shops. We now live in Burlington, so not too far from there.
I hope to see more of you and Ollie on here, and please share lots of pictures.
Maybe we will see each other and our dogs at a bully meetup one day.
I don't have any experience with soft palate surgery, but I do have a friend who is a medical doctor, they've had 6 EB's in their family over the years and all of them have had the surgery with good results. My guys don't seem to have any breathing problems, I think they may have some OEB in them as they have longer legs than other EB's I've seen, and this may be why they don't have breathing problems? Blossom snores a little sometimes, but not all the time and it's not very loud. Dozer rarely ever snores when he sleeps. It sounds like Ollie is having difficulties with his breathing since he is such a loud snorer, but also because you mentioned that he is a restless sleeper and he wakes up, flips and flops to get comfortable and he seems to breath better when he is sitting up, and because he pants after play. It sounds like he would benefit from surgery to help him breath better. My guys will also pant hard after they have run around or played hard for more than 20 minutes, this is common in a lot of EB's. A lot bullies can only tolerate about 15 or 20 mins of running or playing before they get tired out, but each bully is different. I have to break my two up if they play too hard, and separate them if they pant too much. Blossom can walk for a long time, but Dozer can only tolerate short walks and he doesn't like to walk.
I don't know of any veterinarians in Oakville, but I love my vets in Mississauga, they are located at Creditview and Britannia in Streetsville. They are a practice with 3 lady vets, and are caring, have EB experience and have reasonable prices.
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