Elongated Soft Palate

Description: A congenital respiratory condition in animals with shorter heads that causes difficulty when developing to fit the mouth and throat tissues into a shorter face. The palate in this case, is elongated and tends to overlap the epiglottis which can cause breathing issues.
Symptoms: Symptoms include difficulty breathing, snorting, snoring, and food regurgitation. Over time it may cause stretched ligaments in the throat and cause laryngeal collapse. If untreated, it can cause developmental problems, difficulty nursing, or death.
Treatment: Treatment for this condition is often surgery.

Average cost of surgery ranges from $2000-$2400

Breeds prone to Elongated Soft Palate include: