Do you have a dog with a flat face or a short nose?
If you answered yes to the above, then your dog may be suffering from a condition called Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), which literally means short skull. This can be a worrying but common condition in short nosed breeds like English bulldogs, Pugs and Boxers. It needs your immediate attention, as sadly the signs are often picked up too late. This syndrome can make your dog susceptible to skin infections, heart and eye problems but the most serious threat to your dog’s welfare is the struggle to breathe, unfortunately the condition can cause severe suffering and sometimes even death.
Symptoms to watch out for