Help Needed! Need Help with mysterious choking/passing out episodes!

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Steam showers, vaporizer near him when sleeping

Just got done with our first steam. I think he thoroughly enjoyed it!

Great idea. Setting up the vaporizer for tonight.

Many thanks from Odin and me!
 
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The links you’ve attached is not Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome/soft palate.

This is a stomach and/or same area issue. The dog in the link is trying to pump something out n nothing comes out but foam, gets weak etc...You can tell as the stomach is contracted. Was he checked for BLOATING? If you press on his stomach does he whine? Some won’t either.

Bloat usually comes on very quickly...

Act restless
Drool
Have a swollen stomach
Look anxious
Look at their stomach
Pace
Try to vomit, but nothing comes up
Stretch with their front half down and rear end up

Not to scare you but bloating is dangerous. Was he checked for that??

Odin has been very healthy and no issues with him stomach. The episodes seem to hit and then no after effects of pain/suffering. Sometimes sluggish, and recently from the last episode, aspiration in his lungs. Of all the things you listed, there is only one that sounds like Odin... gagging but nothing comes up. This only happen when these episodes occur. The video is identical to Odins episodes, from the gagging sounds, down to the passing out. The only difference is Odin has never urinated while having an episode.

We've been pretty regular on vet visits since we got him as a pup. Episodes started to occurs about 3 or so months ago. They happen in the mid-day/evenings. No episodes in the morning, and normally not tied to him eating. (never had one of these episodes after eating) - unlike the OP

I live in the California Central valley, and Im really starting to wonder if the air quality is playing any roles.

Appreciate all the advice! Even though we have Odin home, we are still so worried. Watching his every move, and listening to every breath at this point.
 

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Just got done with our first steam. I think he thoroughly enjoyed it!

Great idea. Setting up the vaporizer for tonight.

Many thanks from Odin and me!

Great! Try to do two a day and vaporizer at night, it will help clear the lungs


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IMO, the dog in the video is reacting to an airway obstruction/narrowing...either elongated soft palate or hypoplastic trachea, or both. The struggle to get air in and out is creating the foam. The foam is adding to the airway blockage. The struggle to breathe increases the heart rate and the demand for more air...(a vicious circle) until the lack of air causes the dog to pass out. Then the dog relaxes and recovers, hopefully.
If your dog is exhibiting these symptoms, it's time for a Veterinary specialist(one that is VERY experienced with Bulldogs) to evaluate for elongated palate and/or narrow trachea.
I also think that treating your dog for stomach related issues is a skatter-gun approach because your Vet is not confident in their diagnosis.
 

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IMO, the dog in the video is reacting to an airway obstruction/narrowing...either elongated soft palate or hypoplastic trachea, or both. The struggle to get air in and out is creating the foam. The foam is adding to the airway blockage. The struggle to breathe increases the heart rate and the demand for more air...(a vicious circle) until the lack of air causes the dog to pass out. Then the dog relaxes and recovers, hopefully.
If your dog is exhibiting these symptoms, it's time for a Veterinary specialist(one that is VERY experienced with Bulldogs) to evaluate for elongated palate and/or narrow trachea.
I also think that treating your dog for stomach related issues is a skatter-gun approach because your Vet is not confident in their diagnosis.

I too went according to the dog in the video as that’s definitely like you said reacting to an airway obstruction.
 

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