I have a four year old bulldog who has been having mucus issues for several weeks now. I started giving her benedryl then went to a prescription strength antihisimine from the vet along with predisone every other day as her eye wants to swell shut when I stop the pred.
She wakes up at night with her tongue stuck out licking the air and wheezing. We think the mucus is building up and she cannot get it out. We squirt lemon juice on her tongue when she does this and it seems to help as she tends to sneeze some out and cough some mucus out but the issues persist. Yesterday I came home early and found her jaws clamped down tight and her tongue stuck out (it was purple) and she was struggling very hard to breathe. I rushed her to the vet who basically told me it would be only a matter of time before she choked to death on her mucus. My other bulldog died right in front of me of this same issue and I can't bear the thoughts of this happening again.
Is anyone familiar with this issue in bulldogs that could offer some advice? I have read about a lasar surgery for enlongated palates but that it was better performed on puppies. I have also heard that mucinex could help. Any other advice would be wonderful!