Brachycephalic. It’s not the name of a dinosaur - It’s a fancy medical term for the type of dog whose face is a little smushier than most - like Boxers, pugs, Boston terriers, and bulldogs. Their foldy faces give them a lot of character and make them pretty cute, but there are a few things going on in their airways that make things more difficult for them. We’re going to talk about what those are, why they’re more prone to heat stress and stroke, and how we can look out for all of our pets as the temperatures start to rise this spring. Today we’re making cinnamon sugar knots in honor of all the curly pug and bulldog tails out there. Let's dig in!
As discussed in my video, here are some great resources for more information regarding our brachycephalic friends and a few more of their limitations to be aware of. Check it out!
VIN Veterinary Partner on Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome:
VIN Veterinary Partner on Heat Stroke:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons on Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and Surgical Therapy: