Post by radientred on Mar 30, 2016 11:33:19 GMT -5
Hi, this is Nanette, My boy has troubles breathing. His lower jaw sticks out a little bit and always thought he had some deformity in his nasal passages as well. You can hear him breath when he is still, even from across the room. It has always sounded a litlle constricted, his nasal passages. The last month or so it has gotten worse and his nasal passages sound even more constricted. The Vet doesn't know what it is exactly and tried some steroids in case of an allergy but they did not improve things at all. I almost think things are worse. It now sounds a tiny bit mucusy. His chest heaves when he inhales and sometimes he has to resort to mouth breathing to get enough air. His gums do stay pink though so he is getting enough oxygen. Vet says that there are too many bones in a dogs head for an exray to really show the nasal passages and an mri would bee very expensive. I don't believe its his nose hioles, naries, either but the only other thing the vet can think of is a surgery to enlarge the holes, which does nothing for the nasal passages. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT I CAN DO? It breaks my heart to .listen to hime struggle to breathe through his nose. P.S. his lungs are fine.
Well, just incase somebody else has this problem I will answer my own question since I have found what might be helpful to someone. Its' called something like NASAL PASSAGE STENOSIS. THAT MEANS, NARROWING OF THE NASAL PASSAGES. A CT scan can be revealing as well as a nasal scope with a camera. Surgery might fix it as well as expanding a balloon within the nasal cavity. hope this helps.