(Closed) It’s a cat nose surgery–what’s it called? Also done on pugs!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Newbee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Does it involve the word nares? That’s how they refer to my French bulldog’s snorty nostrils Smile

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I <3 smushy faces πŸ™‚

 

(sorry… totally non-helpful post lol)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 πŸ™ She has the cutest little snort that she does all the time.

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think MERdvm is right on track, stenotic nares is the only thing that comes to my mind. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

those are my favorites cats!!!! i have always wanted one… but Fiance is allergic πŸ™

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

rhinoplasty is the word for a human nose job – don’t see why the cat couldn’t use the same word πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Wannabee

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 πŸ™ 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!

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