• Soft palate resection with a surgical laser

The soft palate is shortened, and this can be done with surgical instruments and suturing, or with a surgical laser which is faster and reduces the risk of haemorrhage.

Overlong soft palate is common in some breeds, like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. It is often found in combination with other airway abnormalities in the short nosed (brachycephalic) breeds like Bulldogs and Pugs, and forms part of the so called Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome.

25th June 2014