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    Default Re: seriously stressed out.. soft palate surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    How is he when you take him for a walk? Right there it sound more like it is all about the nares. When he breaths with his mouth open how does that sound?
    agreed.... nares look tight/narrow, but how is he when walking or playing
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    Default Re: seriously stressed out.. soft palate surgery

    He really doesn't ever breathe with his mouth open unless he's panting. When he's just mildly panting (like from being excited people are at our house) he doesn't really snort too bad.... But when he's panting heavier like during a walk or something his snorting sounds horrible and I immedietly make him relax because it's scary.

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    He really doesn't ever breathe with his mouth open unless he's panting. When he's just mildly panting (like from being excited people are at our house) he doesn't really snort too bad.... But when he's panting heavier like during a walk or something his snorting sounds horrible and I immedietly make him relax because it's scary.
    How is he when he is sleeping? Any times that you notice he stops breathing (sleep apnea) ?
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    He snores like a truck when he's sleeping!!! Way louder then his normal breathing. No sleep apnea though

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    Beefs breathing - YouTube Hopefully this link works! I tried to post on YouTube a video of my boy so you guys can hear how he breathes!
    This face omg.... He's precious! I'd certainly ask about his nares too...


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    Default Re: seriously stressed out.. soft palate surgery

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    You guys are so wonderful, I'm so grateful for this forum and all the advice. My vet does not perform this surgery so she recommended a different vet... I chose a board certified surgeon from that practice who only takes referrals. He says some of the other Vets use a laser but he likes to use a "vessel sealing device" because evidence shows that the laser is not better. (That kind of made me nervous, because I've always heard laser is better. But it's not like he's using scissors right...) they are open 24 hours with a "ICU" where beef will stay over night to make sure no complications arise (which I like). They also said they will shave a small spot on his throat in the case they need to perform an emergency trach. He also says they use isoflourane for anesthesia. They're going to do blood work, an EKG, and a chest X-ray post op and if all goes well they will proceed with the surgery.
    When Wally had his done, our vet did not use the laser. When I asked her about it, she said that using a laser brings heat to the area and in her opinion causes more swelling… I think that as long as you trust your vet whatever method they choose would be the best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfestaiuti View Post
    He snores like a truck when he's sleeping!!! Way louder then his normal breathing. No sleep apnea though
    LOL... most do. The thing to keep in mind with the procedure, it also helps take the stress off the heart and lungs ... when they have the narrow nares and the elongated palate, as much as we love the sweet sound of their snoring and grunts, it is a lot of stress to the organs so if it is necessary, it is best to have it done.

    Nitschke had his done at 2, Cheli also at 2 and again at 3 (scare tissue formed)..... Banks did not need any of it she lived to be 9 and never snored at all. But with Lambeau, our vet noticed his nares were narrow and wanted to do his nares at 16 weeks (new study is showing less need for palate reduction if nares are widened at 16 weeks), we did it and Lambeau barely snores (little bit on occasion) and he is not showing any signs of having a palate issue.
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    My oldest branch had his done at 2 years old. Best decision we made. He had sleep apnea and and when he would stop breathing it was the scariest thing. He had elongated palate and nares done. He also had his tonsils removed because when he would suck in air and struggle he ended up pulling his tonsils down his throat and enlarged them. Now he runs and plays and can cool down so much faster than he ever did. He still snores when he is in a certain position but very rarely. I would suggest getting the surgery for the quality of life for you baby but just trust your doctor and have them talk you through the procedure.

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