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 Respiratory problems 

 

STENOTIC "PINCED" NARES (Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome)

To diagnose this condition, you don’t need to be an expert. Consult a veterinarian who can evaluate the case. 

ELONGATION OF THE SOFT PALATE

It’s the most devious condition, because it’s not visible. A dog may have an elongation of the palate without having simultaneously pinched nostrils, while a dog may also have just pinched nostrils which is less serious, because it can still breathe through the mouth.

HYPOPLASTIC TRACHEA 

A congenital condition, hypoplastic trachea occurs when there is a growth abnormality of the cartilage rings that make up the trachea (windpipe), causing the dog's airway to be narrowed. The trachea is the tube that runs from just under your dog's larynx to the bronchi and lets air into and out of his lungs.

Pay attention to the following criteria that must alert you, a quick vet visit is necessary for the well being of the dog and in order to avoid complications

Clinical signs of Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome 

Stertor and/or Stridor

Inspiratory dyspnea

Increased respiratory effort

Exercise intolerance

Vomiting/regurgitation

Salivation

Syncope (severe cases)

No dog with severe respiratory problems should be operated for their well-being and be excluded from any breeding program.

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