Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX that information...
I find it hard to understand that, at Sadie's age, that the elongated palate has not caused these problems before this. For this reason, this collapse may not be due to Sadie not getting enough air due to this elongated palate, Sam.
Your vet is correct that snipping the palate now may cause Sadie more problems then it is worth although, if this does turn out to be the source of her problem, possibly from scar tissue that has developed over the years, this will have to be done. Not all dogs that have this procedure do not do well...some do great.
These symptoms could also be caused by an unstable disc in Sadie's neck and this can be treated or corrected surgically, Sam.
Wait until the source is found and then worry about options for your precious Sadie, Sam. No need to worry yet.
Does that make sense to you, Sam?
Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please Reply so I can clarify for you
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