While it is not only the brachycephalic
breeds who are at risk, the majority of the emergency admissions to the hospital this week have been Brachycephalic
This includes brachycephalic
breeds and dogs with laryngeal paralysis and heart disease.
owners will argue that these are normal attributes for the breed and vilify vets online for our opinions, accusing us of being biased.
Most are affected in some way at least by brachycephalic
obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS), a complicated, multifactorial condition that results in a reduced ability to breathe freely (surely a prerequisite to a happy life?).
On the company website, PAL lists 29 brachycephalic
dog breeds including Shar-pei, pug, French bulldog, Shih Tzu, Rotweiller, Lhasa Apso, Chow-Chow and Pekingese.
* Male--Dolichocephalic, Brachycephalic
Anything else to know: Most breeds enjoy canicross but some flat-faced (brachycephalic
), such as pugs or bulldogs, may have breathing difficulties brought on by exercise.
It even has different use options for brachycephalic
and older "trach" dogs.
The principle cause of respiratory complications, seen in brachycephalic
patients in particular, is respiratory obstruction.
I am particularly concerned about the brachycephalic
breeds such as pugs, French bulldogs, bulldogs and Boston terrier to name just a few.
With their short muzzles and smaller upper jaws, flat-faced dogs-known as brachycephalic
breeds and including bulldogs, Boston terriers, pugs and French bulldogs-tend to have particular health issues.
For example brachycephalic
facial patterns are often associated with increased curve of Spee19.