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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Poor Lil Guy ;-(

My lil snot dog had surgery yesterday.....he had what is known as an elongated palate which is explained below and also had to have his notrils widened and some cartiledge removed that was pressing on his esophagus. He was having a real hard time breathing during this hot weather and was tiring out much too soon for a dog his age. He also went through a bad bout with pnemonia from this so I finally decided to get the surgery done. I felt so bad about it but the vet called me last night and told me that all was fine and lil snot boy was breathing better already! I'm going to pick him up a little poor lil babeeee..... ;-)
(btw his name is not really Snot, it's just what some of my weird friends call him and it kinda stuck)....

One of the the most common forms of airway obstruction in Brachycephalic (short muzzled) breeds is due to an elongated soft palate. The soft palate is an extension of the hard palate which forms the roof of the mouth. The purpose of the soft palate is to serve as a mobile flap preventing food and water from entering the nasal passages during swallowing. A soft palate that is elongated will either hang in front of the airway or will fall into the larynx during inhalation. Dogs affected by chronic airway obstruction (CAO) tend to breathe rather noisily when excited. Mouth breathing, snoring and snorting are characteristics of this condition. These characteristics become even more pronounced when the dog is hot or during periods of exercise. The dogs frequently gag in an attempt to clear their airway and occasionally bring up foam and saliva while eating or drinking. The harder the dog breathes, the greater the swelling and elongation of the soft palate.



Mike M said...

Glad the doggie is ok.

Deb said...

His name isn't really Snot???

Who knew. hehe

Meloncutter said...

Well, you just give lil Snot a hug from Uncle Melon. Give him lots of jello and spoil his lil ass rotten when he gets home.

Glad he is ok.

Later Y'all

Paul said...

What a lovely pooch! :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

awww, poor lil snot dog....

smiles, bee

Michael C said...

Give Snotty a big treat from me. Tell him it's from me though Odat, I don't want you taking the credit ;-)

OK, you can take the credit. I mean the lil guy doesn't even know me.

Matt-Man said...

Poor Little Snot....Glad that he is on the mend. Cheers Odat!!

crazy working mom said...

Awww...I'm sending good thoughts your way for the little guy to have a speedy recovery! Take good care of him, Mom! :)

lala said...

hey odat. me and snot could be buddies. yes, it's true. i'd rather have the original illness than deal with these side effects.

send him over and we could have a pity party!

magdalene-sophie said...

ooh your dog is so cute! :D
i hadn't planned to do the tag by Eyechan, but now am tempted...heehee :P
have a great weekend!

Odat said...

mike, thanks!!

Deb...Oh my..sorry to break the news!!! Just don't tell Roll!

Uncle Melon,
Snot says arf, and a big lick for
you!! ;-)

Paul, Ain't he cute?????? hehe

Bee..yeah...poor guy!

michael, Ok I'll tell him it's from you..He likes to read your blog, so he knows who you are!

matt-man, yup...he's home now and breathing so much better!!

lala, lol..aww...ok I'll send him on both can play together!

mag, thanks for the visit...and you SHOULD do the tag!!


Hammer said...

Poor guy. Thankfully they can do something to fix it.

Here's to a speedy recovery!

Claudia said...

Poor little guy. I'm glad to hear he's doing better. He'll be happier being able to breath.