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Did you notice that some dogs breathe making sounds like piggy?
It's funny to us, but it's not very normal, in fact, some dogs are scary when they see and hear these dogs approaching making those sounds as if they were snoring.
The artificial selection that occurs when crossing these dogs makes this characteristic remain in the puppies and each time those characteristics are more noticeable, so that the small noses of before were not as small as those of now.
Dogs that have a short snout and flat nose often have difficulty or trouble breathing and gasping compared to dogs with long muzzle.
Remember that dogs do not sweat in the same way as humans do, for a dog gasping is the way they have to inhale fresh air and exhale warm air and it is their cooling system for the whole body; it is essential for all dogs and not being able to do it easily — as happens to dogs with chats noses — causes a increase in body temperature, as well as breathing problems and good oxygenation.
In hot season this is VERY dangerous because your body temperature can rise more easily and not being able to cool enough, they can suffer a heat stroke. Keep them in the shade and in cool places, always try to have fresh water at hand so that you can cool off whenever you need it.
We always recommend avoiding the use of the hanging collar, but above all, we find it delicate to do it with these breeds, as further limiting air access to your system can be deadly. A dog that in its normal state has difficulty breathing, which is pulling on the leash with great force and wearing a hanging collar will most likely begin to show signs of drowning, such as cough, purple tongue, red eyes, may even fade and we will have to give artificial respiration.
To avoid having any unpleasant surprise, if you have a dog of some breed with a flat-faced face, we recommend that you be cautious and practice in moderation intense exercises such as swimming, running, cycling, bringing ball or frisbee and watch it whenever you are in warm and humid places like the beach.
Breeds or mix of breeds with a tendency to have a flat face:
Bulldog French Bulldog
Pekingese Boxer Boxer
Source: Super Puppies
Publication Date: 06/07/2019
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