• What Parents Of Short-Muzzled Pups Need To Know About Their Dog's Breathing

    4 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

    The word brachycephalic refers to animals whose skulls are stubbier than what is typical for their species. In dogs, the result is a short muzzle and flattened face.
    Brachycephalic dog breeds such as Bulldogs, Pugs and Pekingese often suffer from respiratory problems as a result of their facial structure.
    Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome refers to the various upper airway problems short-muzzled dogs are prone to, including narrowed nostrils , an overly long soft palate, abnormally small or collapsing trachea, and collapse of the voice box .
    Symptoms of BAS include snoring, coughing, gagging...
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