I just confirmed that my 3 year old pug has an elongated soft palette and that surgery can correct this. Does anyone know a little about this type of surgery and what the recovery time would be? Thank's-L.S.
It should'nt take too long for her to recover, and her wheezing should definitely improve. Just make sure the vet who is doing this surgery is commonly operating on brachycephalic dogs. It certainly took them long enough to figure out she had an elongated palate. Where did you buy her from, out of curiosity? Good luck to you and your dog.
I have 2 pugs, my male had stenotic nares and elongated palate. He was always struggling to breathe. Whistling through his little nose. I have a wonderful knowledgable vet, who performed laser surgery on my 5 month old baby to open the nares and and now he is good as gold. Also, he shortened the elongated palate and my baby is like a new pup. He breathes so nice and easy, no whistling or wheezing and can walk much further without getting tired. Well worth the money. I would highly recommend this surgery if it is really needed. It does cause some discomfort during recovery, but my vet gave my baby antibiotics and pain meds and he did very well. It has been 2 weeks since the surgery and he is just about all healed up.