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Stertor and Stridor: The Sounds Bulldogs Make When Trying to Breathe

Stertor and Stridor: The Sounds Bulldogs Make When Trying to Breathe
March 18, 2023

I surgically repair the airways of brachycephalic "short-faced" breeds. I have become an "expert" and I find the results incredibly rewarding! 

Today I ran across this wonderful explanation (Please click here to read the full article) of the difference in terms commonly used to describe the sounds that brachycephalic (almost all bulldogs) breeds make when they are trying to breathe.  

Stenotic ("narrow") nostrils and over-long soft palates are often to blame. 

Please reach out to us for a consultation appointment with me if your short-nosed dog is having breathing issues. Or, visit my Bulldog Wellness section of our website for my articles and surgery photos. 

Dr. Kimberly Daffner
(310) 376-0072

A note from the Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach team:

Dr. Daffner was not only a beloved member of our team but also a dedicated expert in bulldog and flat-nosed breed care. Her knowledge and passion have left a lasting impact on our clinic and the lives of countless pets. As a tribute to her legacy, we have chosen to keep her informational blog posts available on our website. These articles contain a wealth of knowledge that may be helpful to other veterinarians and pet owners. However, please note that we are no longer offering the specialized services mentioned in these blog posts at Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach. We sincerely appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at (310) 376-0072. Thank you for your continued support.


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