In his last article, surgery expert Aidan McAlinden explained the indications for surgery in dogs with ‘Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome’. In this article he describes the surgical procedures used to correct the defects and what happens after surgery. What does the surgery involve? The patient has an endotracheal tube placed into their trachea and […]
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Surgical Treatment of Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome (BUAOS) Part 1
In a previous article, surgery expert Aidan McAlinden discussed the abnormalities that contribute to the syndrome Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome (commonly abbreviated to BUAOS) in brachycephalic breeds and the symptoms that result. He explained how the shortened, flat skulls cause overcrowding of the soft tissues in the nose and throat, making it difficult for […]
Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome (BUAOS)
Last week surgery expert Aidan McAlinden explained what a brachycephalic dog was and outlined some of the clinical problems that are associated with the conformation of these popular breeds. In this article he explains a potentially serious breathing problem that can affect brachycephalic breeds – brachycephalic upper airway obstructive syndrome. Too much soft tissue and […]
What is a brachycephalic dog?
This week, surgery expert Aidan McAlinden explains some technical terms related to the shape of the skull and what this means for brachycephalic dog breeds. What is a brachycephalic dog? Brachycephalia refers to a flat and wide skull shape. In dogs, it is the opposite to the skull shape of long nosed breeds such as […]
What is tummy tacking?
Last week, Surgery Expert Aidan McAlinden explained the extremely serious and life-threatening condition of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), also known as ‘Bloat’. This week he tackles two commonly asked questions by those who have at risk breeds. “What is tummy tacking and should my dog have this done?”. The correct term for tummy tacking […]