Breeds commonly affected by BAS include pugs, French bulldogs, Australian bulldogs, English bulldogs, Shih Tzu and Boston Terriers. These brachycephalic breeds have greatly increased in popularity in recent years, which in turn has seen an increase in the rate of corrective surgeries performed here at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic. It is extremely important for all brachycephalic dogs to have their airways assessed and the easiest time to do this is generally at desexing as a thorough assessment of the upper airways requires the dog to be anaesthetised.
The assessment and correction of BAS are so crucial as dogs living with these congenital abnormalities will have difficulty moving air even at rest, resulting in exercise intolerance, hypoxaemia (lack of oxygen) and collapse.
We’ve invested in a state-of-the-art system called the Caiman, found only in human operating rooms, until now. It has reduced operating time by over 30 minutes, eliminated bleeding & bruising post op. It give your pet a more predictable outcome and can go home the same day without 24×7 vet monitoring, and has a shorter, safer anaesthetic.
Experience: We have performed many of this procedure and have a success rate of over 95%
Care: Southern Cross Vet is known for caregivers that heal and hug in equal measure, so you can rest assured your companion animal friend will be treated with dignity and respect while in hospital
Here at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, we use cutting-edge technology in the hands of experienced surgeons to ensure minimal trauma and recovery time. With the use of human-grade electrocautery instruments, we ensure that minimal blood is spilt while greatly reducing the risks of infection and surgical failure through eliminating the use of sutures within the throat.
Brennan Carrick-Clark 1 review
We have been so impressed by the service we continue to receive from Dr Sam and the whole team at Southern Cross. Our Boston Terrior recently had his BAS surgery and his whole quality of life has been improved. I would recommend this procedure to anyone with a fur baby who struggles to breath and you can rest easy knowing your pet is in the hands of the best vets.