This pet health condition is part of the Brachycephalic Syndrome. This means that your pet's nostrils are pinched or too narrow making it hard for your dog or car to breathe. Pets are born with it.
How Stenotic Nares Affects Your Pet
Since it's a congenital condition is not life risky but it can become more severe. This condition makes it more difficult to breathe. Your pet can also have trouble snorting and snoring.
Common Symptoms of Stenotic Nares
Symptoms of Stenotic Nares in dogs and cats include the following: Noisy breathing, Exercise intolerance, Blue gums due to lack of oxygen, Fainting
Treatments for Stenotic Nares
If your pet has stenotic nares you can take him or her to the veterinarian to perform a simple surgery to widen the nares. Other possible treatments are: Alar wing amputation (also called Trader's technique), punch resection, vertical or horizontal wedge, alapexy and laser ablation.
The most commonly affected breeds are the Boxers, English Bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Pekingese, Pomeranians and Shih Tzus.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.