Ask-a-Vet: Question and Answer
Breed: French Bulldog
Age: 10.0 months
Weight: 25.0 pounds
8/28/2012 7:28:05 AM
I have a french bulldog that needs stenotic nares surgery. I am very concerned about having this done since dogs like french bullldogs have a higher mortality rate when they have to be put under anethesia. I also know there are different surgerical procedures to correct this problem.
My first question is which procedure is the best to repair stenotic nares?
My second question is how to find a vet in my area that performs this surgery routinely so I know they’re proficient at it and I don’t have to worry my my dog being under anethesia?
8/29/2012 5:28:52 AM
If you are worried, why not go to a speciality hospital, or go see a specialist. Anesthesia is dangerous in any animal. They have to be intubated, have an iv catheter and blood tests would be highly suggested before the anesthesia. I have performed the surgery. I have used laser and I have used an electrocauteriser. The laser causes a bit less inflammation post-op. I have seen no difference in long term between the 2 surgeries. Complication post-op is that it does not work. Some dogs the surgery does not correct at all the breathing. It is used to increase nostril size.