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Pugs and other flat-faced dogs are more likely to have eye and foot problems

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Pugs and bulldogs are known for having breathing issues due to being bred to have flat faces. A new analysis of veterinary records shows they are also more likely than dogs with longer snouts to develop painful eye inflammation and foot infections.

Dan O’Neill at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, and his colleagues devised the first comprehensive database of British dog health records so that they could analyse the health risks to different breeds. The team analysed a random sample of more …

source: newscientist.com

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