Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Purebreds such as pugs and French bulldogs are gaining popularity but struggle with rising temperatures

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

They are also more susceptible to heat stroke, with the RSPCA warning that brachycephalic dogs — the proper term for flat-faced pups — were more susceptible than other breeds to rising annual temperatures.

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Source: theguardian
Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed