Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Grouper is SUCH a tough boy! This little guy was suffering from brachycephalic airway syndrome which is an upper airway issue that we sometimes see in these beautiful and amazing smushed face dogs.

Brachycephalic airway syndrome is characterized by anatomic abnormalities including but not limited to stenotic nares (nostrils that do not move in and out to allow for normal airflow), elongated soft palate (that obstructs normal airflow into the windpipe), and everted laryngeal saccules.

Did you know that some people suffer from the same issues! For our dogs who suffer from these problems, we may see symptoms like exercise intolerance, significant snoring, regurgitation, vomiting, difficulty breathing and collapse in severe cases.

We are so grateful that Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists and Dr. Tudor was able to help this little guy!

He is on the road to recovery just in time for our most humid time of the year in NC.

He has an amazing family who loves him DEARLY and takes the BEST care of him.

We are so happy to be a part of his care team at Amelia Grace Animal Hospital.

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