Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) Surgery

Airway corrections surgery is recommended for every ‘flat faced’ dog if they are to have the best chance at a long and happy life.

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Helping Brachycephalic Pups Breathe Easy and Stay Cool at Lone Tree Animal Care Center

Here at Lone Tree Animal Care Center, we understand the challenges faced by our furry friends with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). These adorable breeds, like Pugs and Bulldogs, often have shortened faces that can make breathing difficult, especially during hot weather.

But there’s hope! Our skilled veterinary surgeons can perform corrective surgery to help your pup breathe easier and stay cooler on hot days. This surgery typically involves widening the nostrils, shortening the soft palate at the back of the throat, and removing excess tissue in the voice box. However, at Lone Tree Animal Care, we take it a step further. We utilize advanced surgical laser technology to perform these procedures whenever possible.

Laser technology offers several benefits:

  • Reduced Bleeding: The laser cauterizes tissue as it cuts, minimizing blood loss during surgery. This leads to a faster recovery for your pet.
  • Improved Healing: The laser promotes cleaner incisions, which can lead to faster healing times and reduced scarring.
The overall benefits of this surgery are truly life-changing. Imagine your furry friend finally being able to breathe deeply without the constant struggle. They’ll have more energy for playtime, experience restful sleep, and overall enjoy a much higher quality of life. Additionally, improved airflow allows for better temperature regulation, making those hot summer days less stressful for your pup.

If you’re concerned about your brachycephalic dog’s breathing or their ability to handle hot weather, schedule an appointment with Lone Tree Animal Care. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action, including discussing surgical options with laser technology, to help your beloved companion breathe easier, stay cool, and live a happier, healthier life.

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