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Brachycephalic upper airway obstruction syndrome (BUAOS) Owner Factsheet

Over the past hundred years human beings have designed for themselves a huge number of different dog breeds. The conformation of some of these breeds has become more extreme and sadly many health problems have been introduced into the dog population as a consequence. The continual increased selection pressure for 'desirable' physical traits has resulted in many pets presenting with more severe manifestations of certain congenital conditions and at a much younger age. If you are considering buying, or already own, a dog with a short nose such as a Pug, Boston terrier, Pekingese or Bulldog then you need to be aware of the welfare issues surrounding brachycephalic upper airway obstruction syndrome.

What is brachycephalic upper airway syndrome?

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How would I know if my dog has BUAOS?

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How would my vet know if my dog has BUAOS?

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What other problems are associated with BUAOS?

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Can BUAOS be treated?

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Is there a way of preventing this disease?

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