brachycephalic breeds

Mutation makes certain dog breeds more susceptible to breathing problems

dogs breathing problemsNorwich terriers are also susceptible to breathing problems.

The discovery by UK researchers of a new mutation associated with breathing difficulties in popular dog breeds suggests that shortened skulls causing flat faces is not the only factor that contributes to the condition, but that swelling around the airways […]

Urgent action on flat-faced dogs called for

flat-faced dogsCopyright: fongleon356 / 123RF Stock Photo

The rise in the popularity of so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, including pugs and French bulldogs, is linked to concerning trends for dog health and welfare, according to the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association. Experts […]

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