Breathe Freely: BOAS Surgery for Brachycephalic Breeds

We are proud to offer Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery, a transformative procedure designed to enhance their respiratory function and overall comfort.

What is BOAS?

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is a condition commonly found in short-nosed breeds like Bulldogs, Pugs, and French Bulldogs. These breeds often experience breathing difficulties due to their unique facial structures, characterized by shortened air passages and soft tissues. Symptoms include noisy breathing, snoring, exercise intolerance, and difficulty regulating body temperature.

Why BOAS Surgery?

At Melba Vet, we believe in proactive healthcare. BOAS surgery is recommended at around 1 year of age to address these genetic anatomical problems before they escalate, significantly improving the quality of life for your pet.

The Procedure: Our experienced veterinary team conducts a thorough pre-surgical assessment, including diagnostic tests such as imaging and respiratory evaluations. The surgery involves carefully modifying the soft tissues in the airway to alleviate obstruction and enhance airflow. This may include widening the nostrils, shortening the soft palate, and addressing any other issues specific to your pet’s condition.

Recovery and Aftercare: Post-surgery, our team provides dedicated care and guidance for a smooth recovery. Pets are monitored closely, and owners receive detailed instructions on post-operative care. It’s crucial to follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible outcome.

Benefits of BOAS Surgery:

  • Improved breathing and reduced respiratory distress
  • Enhanced exercise tolerance and increased activity levels
  • Decreased snoring and noise during breathing
  • Better overall quality of life for your pet

Why Choose Us?

Expertise: Our skilled veterinarians specialize in BOAS surgery for brachycephalic breeds.

Compassionate Care: We prioritize your pet’s well-being and strive to make the process as comfortable as possible.

Comprehensive Approach: From pre-surgery assessments to post-operative care, we provide a holistic approach to your pet’s health.

Give your brachycephalic companion the gift of improved breathing and a more fulfilling life. Contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier future for your beloved pet.