Post # 1
My vet recommended doing a minor surgery on my cat but dammit if i can’t remember the name of the surgery (all i remember is Rhino) and Google is not helping. I can’t find anything!It’s supposed to help him breathe when he gets older and it gets hearder to breathe.
It’s apparently done on all pugs and some bull terriers and yorkies, but very common for persians with extreme faces (like my Sushi cat). He said they’d clip away some of the nasal area, stitch it shut, and it’d help him breathe better and snort less, hopefully. Unless the problem goes back into the septum area. It should only cost $250 after anaesthesia, so it’s not a very expensive or invasive surgery.
Look how much of a piggie nose he has . He snorts and waffles his love at me.
Post # 3
We don’t use a rhino-term at my clinic, although I’m sure there is one out there. I guess you could call it a rhinoplasty :O)
Rather, we call it a wedge resection because you trim a wedge of tissue from each side. This surgery is a treatment for stenotic nares (narrows nostrils) in brachycephalic (short-headed) animal breeds like bull dogs, pugs, etc… any thing with “brachycephalic airway syndrome”. The poor guys were just not designed to breathe very well.
Post # 5
I have a smushy, too! His vet insists he can breathe through his nose just fine, it’s the roof of his mouth that is interefering with his breathing. I just don’t know. He’s always licking his nose and snorting – looks like a nasal problem to me!
Post # 6
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Does it involve the word nares? That’s how they refer to my French bulldog’s snorty nostrils
Post # 7
I <3 smushy faces 🙂
(sorry… totally non-helpful post lol)
Post # 8
Aww, both persians on this page are so cute! I have two smushies myself – I love love Persian cats!
It’s a nostril widening surgery but I can’t remember the name of it right now either. My little one who we got from a shelter has a breathing problem in addition to feline herpes that always makes her sniffly and congested. I asked our vet about this surgery but she said it’s too hard to tell if she needs it 🙁 She has the cutest little snort that she does all the time.
Post # 9
I think MERdvm is right on track, stenotic nares is the only thing that comes to my mind.
Post # 10
those are my favorites cats!!!! i have always wanted one… but FI is allergic 🙁
Post # 11
rhinoplasty is the word for a human nose job – don’t see why the cat couldn’t use the same word 🙂
Post # 12
Oh yay SMOOSHY noses!!!!!! I heart me some smooshy noses!
You guys rock! it’s stenoic nares surgery! When i googled it, all the photos the vet showed me popped up! Awesome!
@twocatcupcake & meliss, nice to see some smooshy cats around! They’re such a breed reserved for little old ladies, so I don’t see ’em around too much, LOL.
Thankfully, my himalayan has a doll/angel nose hybrid, so he’s not having these problems.
Post # 13
Omg cutest cats ever!!! I want a cat that snorts! That’s hilarious! My little tabby is currently playing with an acorn and fetching sticks into my living room. Sigh. She’s cute, not smart.
Post # 14
You guys rock! it’s stenoic nares surgery! When i googled it, all the photos the vet showed me popped up! Awesome!I asked our vet about this surgery but she said it’s too hard to tell if she needs it 🙁 She has the cutest little snort that she does all the time.I just don’t know. He’s always licking his nose and snorting – looks like a nasal problem to me!