Brachycephalic dogs are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. These dogs, which include Pugs, French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs are bred with a short nose. Unfortunately, this often leads to difficulty breathing, a condition known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Langford Vets are pleased to be able to offer a specialist-led dedicated brachycephalic clinic. An initial appointment is made for a thorough assessment of the severity of the airway disease and to investigate for concurrent problems often associated with brachycephalic breeds.
If a decision is made that corrective airway surgery is required, your dog will benefit from our large and experienced team of specialist surgeons alongside staff clinicians and residents who are well supported by a dedicated team of interns, nurses and animal care assistants. Anaesthetics for brachycephalic dogs are more risky, particularly when operating on the airway, so our specialists in anaesthesia and emergency and critical care will be involved to make the surgery as safe as possible for your dog. Our state of the art intensive care unit ensures your dog can be continuously monitored for post-operative problems.