• The dogs that never sleep

    30 days ago - By Pedigree Dogs Exposed

    On Friday, the Royal Society of Medicine hosted a webinar exploring the parallels between obstructive sleep apnoea in humans and brachycephalic obstructed airway syndrome in flat-faced dogs. It was eye-opening - and profoundly sad. "I was almost in tears listening to the extent of suffering in dogs with BOAS," admits Dr Felicity Vidya Mehendale who co-chaired the event. Likewise, the spelling out of the widespread debilitating, sometimes life-threatening, consequences of obstructed breathing in humans left me feeling sick about the likely systemic cost in dogs. Sleep research in dogs is in...
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