8-10 months for Frenchies, Pugs and Bostons, and 10-12 months for Aussie and British Bulldogs is the best time to consider surgery for two reasons:
Firstly – it can be tied in with desexing, and if performed at this time as an add on to desexing, is costs significantly less.
French Bulldogs (Frenchies) in particular however are very prone to early everted laryngeal saccules, and we find in our clinic that even at six months of age, about 30% already have this with the chance increasing in loud snorers. The good news is these can be easily corrected.
Secondly, redundant pharyngeal mucosa. The mucosa at the back of the mouth slowly thickens over months and years in dogs with non corrected airways, and this exacerbates their breathing concerns. This can never be corrected and is the main reason early intervention to prevent this progression is so important. It is for this reason that delayed surgery results in less success.