Cute or calamitous?
At Copenhagen congress, vets discuss how to improve the health and welfare of flat-faced dogs
The rise in the popularity of so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, including pugs and bulldogs, is linked to concerning trends for dog health and welfare, according to the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association (DSAVA/FHKS).
Look at the video for more on the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) or come and see us at congress to try out our airflow-reducing mask ("breathe like a brachy").
Open access papers
- Ileocolic junction resection in dogs and cats: 18 cases
- Twenty-four-hour ambulatory electrocardiography characterization of heart rhythm in Vipera berus-envenomed dogs
- Growth standard charts for monitoring bodyweight in dogs of different sizes
- Dog ownership and all-cause mortality in a population cohort in Norway: The HUNT study
- The Relationship between Brachycephalic Head Features in Modern Persian Cats and Dysmorphologies of the Skull and Internal Hydrocephalus
- Evaluation of Gastric pH and Serum Gastrin Concentrations in Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease