One of the greatest parts about working in a veterinary hospital is seeing the many success stories after pets have been healed or surgically mended by our experienced and knowledgeable veterinary team. Below, Dr. Bassett shares a recent success story about a Pug with a common respiratory condition.
Little Bill’s BIG Improvement
By Dr. Michael Bassett, Medical Director
“I can’t believe it! Little Bill can breathe easily for the first time in his life! His tongue is pink instead of blue, and I had my first good night’s sleep in as long as I can remember”, exclaimed Little Bill’s owner. Little Bill, a 5-year old pug, is breathing a lot easier now and his owner Luis is thrilled.
Dr. Falter used our CO2 surgery unit to open up his airways. He had an elongated soft palate and pinched nares from birth. It’s a condition common to many brachiocephalic (short nosed) dogs such as English and French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers and Pekinese.
Let us know if you have a brachiocephalic dog with breathing challenges. If your dog has one or both of these conditions this surgery can be performed safely in under an hour and there are no sutures. Give us a call today at (301)258-0333 to get your best friend on the path to better respiratory health.