Smooshy (Flat) Faced Dogs and Cats

Pugs are so darn cute and have charming personalities to match! This adorable, scrunched-up visage actually exacerbates the Brachycephalic (short head) Obstruction Airway Syndrome. One would think that air would travel faster to the lungs because of the shorter distance, but the parts getting the air to the lungs are compressed and distorted, which enables…

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Managing Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

If you google “tracheal collapse vs. reverse sneezing in dogs”, you will see thousands of videos demonstrating the coughing difference between the two conditions. Truth be told, I only saw two videos that clearly distinguished the two – and I’m a vet! The problems are: both conditions can produce slightly different but similar coughing sounds;…

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