Brachycephalic Dogs And Cats
Short nosed breeds of canine and feline pets
Brachycephalic dog and cat breeds are very popular in Australia and come with genetic and medical concerns every owner should be aware of. These breeds are recognised by their short or “stubby” nose and include (but are not limited to) the breeds listed below.
- Boston Terrier
- Chow Chow
- Dogue de Bordeaux
- English Mastiff
- French Bulldog
- Japanese Chin
- King Charles Spaniel
- Lhasa Apso
- Neopolitan Mastiff
- Shar Pei
- Shih Tzu
- British Shorthair
- Exotic Shorthair
Further reading for owners of Brachycephalic pets:
Heat Stroke – The Symptoms in Pets – These breeds are more susceptible to heat stroke because the ability for them to cool themselves isn’t as effective as other breeds due to their genetic make up.
What To Do If Your Pet Drinks Sea Water – Aspiration is a concern for these breeds as they are susceptible to breathing the fluid into their lungs. The simple activity of running through the surf may be more of a cause for concern for these breeds compared to others.
Breeds To Watch In And Around Water – breeds to watch closely in and around water because of their propensity to breathe in the water while swimming or running around.
Guidelines for safe transportation of sick or injured animals These are some general guidelines for the safe transportation of sick/injured animals from one location to...
What to do if your pet has been hit by a car or attached by another animal Any pet involved in a motor vehicle accident...
Cats are sensitive to Permethrin found in flea products Permethrin (or pyrethrin) is a compound commonly found in flea products for dogs and cats that...