Data: Brachycephalic breeds suffer higher incidences of non-respiratory diseases

Data: Brachycephalic breeds suffer higher incidences of non-respiratory diseases

Are brachycephalic breeds doomed for a lifetime of poor health? New data does not look promising for the pug and its fellow flat-nosed friends.
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Mar 08, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

As pet owners continue to demand brachycephalic breeds, new data speaks to some startling realities—namely, these breeds are more likely to suffer from dermatologic conditions and other diseases at a higher rate than non-brachycephalic breeds.