Dogs get sleep apnea?
Dogs get sleep apnea, too! The American College of Veterinary Surgeons studied cases of sleep apnea in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Severe nasal septal deviation, aberrant nasal turbinates, and soft palate elongation and thickening were noted on tomography and rhinoscopy of each dog.Treatment combined laser turbinectomy, folding flap palatoplasty, tonsillectomy, laryngeal sacculectomy, and cuneiform process resection. All dogs improved in terms of incidence and severity of sleep apnea within 1 week, with 4 of 5 dogs achieving complete resolution. Learn more.