Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
Before we talk about BOAS surgery, let’s set the scene. Scientifically, the term “brachycephalic” refers to dogs and cats with a “squashed” face. The best-known breeds are French and English bulldogs, pugs and boxers. Cats are Persians. This morphotype is not totally natural: it has been accentuated by selection over the years, as it gives a friendly, typical face.
While many animals get on very well with this anatomical specificity, for others it can make breathing difficult. This is known as “brachycephalic syndrome“.
It’s advisable to consult a vet if your pet shows signs of heavy snoring after moderate exertion (such as a slow walk), or frequent vomiting when the temperature rises.
Our Commitment to Excellence:
At Sandringham Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care without the high costs often associated with referral hospitals.
At Sandringham Veterinary Hospital, we offer a life-changing surgical procedure for brachycephalic pets with Breathing Problems known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). We’re here to help your furry friend breathe better and live a happier life.
What We Do During BOAS Surgery:
We perform a step-by-step procedure to enhance your pet’s breathing and quality of life:
Step 1: Check-Up
Our experienced vets will examine your pet to understand their specific needs. This allows us to plan the best treatment for them.
Step 2: Safe Anesthesia
We use safe anesthesia to make sure your pet is comfortable during surgery. Our skilled team keeps a close eye on your pet throughout the procedure.
Step 3: Clearing the Airways and Removing Obstructions
Widen Nostrils: We make breathing easier by widening your pet’s nostrils.
Shorten Soft Palate: We reduce throat blockage by carefully shortening the soft palate.
Thinning the Palate: If needed, we thin the palate to open up the airway.
Remove Laryngeal Saccules: Enlarged laryngeal saccules are taken out, creating a better airway for your pet.
Eliminate Tonsil Issues: Enlarged tonsils are removed to relieve airway problems.
Step 4: Caring and Support
We closely monitor your pet during recovery, making sure they’re safe and comfortable. We provide you with post-operative care instructions and any necessary medications.
Watch the Transformation:
With Sandringham Veterinary Hospital, you’ll see your pet regain vitality and comfort as breathing becomes easier. Say goodbye to struggles and hello to a life full of energy.
Start the Journey:
Contact us today to arrange a consultation. Together, we’ll start your pet’s journey to a happier, healthier life.