Stenotic Nares

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.

Stenotic Nares

How it 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

Symptoms of Stenotic Nares in dogs and cats include the following: Noisy breathing, Exercise intolerance, Blue gums due to lack of oxygen, Fainting

Treatments

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.

Breeds Affected

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.

Stenotic Nares Affects

  • 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.

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