My pugs breathing problems havent stopped, even with surgery
February 7, 2007 8:43pm CST
i had a surgery done to my pug to reduce his breathing problem. unfortunatly, he still has trouble breathing and i was wondering if anyone else has had the surgery done to open their pugs "airways" more and if it helped at all?
• United States
1 Mar 07
I have one pug that had this specific surgery as well. It seemed to help a little bit. However more importantly then just opening the airways did your vet who did the surgery mention anything to you about possible tracheal paralysis or tracheal collapse in your pug? Basically the trachea cannot open and close correctly anymore. It happens because the dog breaths so hard the muscles just stop working. My vet said my dog currently has tracheal paralysis which is why he breaths hard now. We have to keep him very calm and not let him get overworked as the more strain he puts on his system the worse it can be for him and he could easily die from not being able too breath. Hopefully your pug does not have this issue and it was good you got this surgery done as if the dog does not have any tracheal issues this surgery will help keep it from happening.