Herschel Choking, Seizures, Or...?

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Herschel is 8. We have always fed him kibble
With no issues. In the past year he has began to have bouts with either choking, seizures or something else while eating. At first i thought seizure for sure. Then I noticed this always happens when he's eating or just finished eating so I thought maybe choking. He's had x rays and the vet has found nothing. Last night was his worst one yet and we almost lost him.
Anyone with experience with this? Do bulldogs tongues change as they get older? Should we switch to soft food? TIA
 

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Have they evaluated his palate??


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Have they evaluated his palate??


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They have made mention of it through the years because he is a very loud breather. She did not offer it as a reason for the issue. What would the vet be evaluating?
 

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They have made mention of it through the years because he is a very loud breather. She did not offer it as a reason for the issue. What would the vet be evaluating?

In a nutshell……

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What would the vet be evaluating?
Evaluating a narrow airway…possibly hypoplastic trachea or elongated palate.
If he is a fast eater I highly recommend a slow feed bowl. Try this one…the medium size works for our rapid eater.
Until you get a slow feed bowl try feeding him on a baking sheet so he will have to chase the food around and cannot gulp it. It’s a messy way to feed but it works to slow them down so they don’t choke.

https://www.amazon.com/OurPets-DuraPet-Premium-Stainless-Steel/dp/B001NJ4PVW/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=Slow%2Bfeed%2Bbowl&qid=1624759474&sr=8-11&th=1
 

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They have made mention of it through the years because he is a very loud breather. She did not offer it as a reason for the issue. What would the vet be evaluating?

what Chip and Helen have stated… if your boy is a loud breather he most likely has an elongated palate
 

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