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  1. #1
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    Default Bull terrier - heaves??

    Our 11 year old BT has "heaves". Vet recommended going to a madly expensive specialty vet clinic which we are not prepared to do. (about $3,000.00 they said.) She sounds like she has a blockage in her nasal area and has to breathe with her stomach. It comes and goes, better or worse, but some times it is pretty harsh. Any ideas - if she was human she could have an inhaler, poor girl. She goes back this week for a make it or break it consultation.



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    Our bull terrier makes intermittent noises that made us think she had some kind of respiratory disease. Until she had dental surgery and they couldn't intubate her because she has a flap of tissue somewhere in her upper respiratory tract that partially blocks it (I can't remember exactly where they said it was). I guess that makes her a canine roarer. She only does it when she's nervous. Not sure if yours has the same thing but it's worth checking out.
    "Those who know the least often know it the loudest."



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    Hmmm - sounds like a possibility. A canine roarer perhaps, instead of heaves?
    She is not nervous when she does it, tho. She's going to the vet this week anyway.



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    You should go to a consult with the specialist. It's probably going to run you between $95 to $150 or so. Depending on what they find and any additional tests they recommend it may go higher, but the first visit has the potential to be very informative and I would highly recommend going before euthanizing.


    The second post sounds like it may be an elongated soft palette.
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    No, I'm not putting here down - just looking for a course of treatment rather than the expensive surgery. Time to get down to serious facts and I have a top notch veterinarian.



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    It sounds like you don't really have a diagnosis. There are dogs that can get paralyzed laryngeal flaps, like a roarer and do require a tieback surgery, but from your firsr post it sounds like there may be a mass in her nasal cavity. If thats the case endoscopy and a biopsy would be required first.

    Goodluck!



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