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  1. Arti says:

    All brachycephalic dogs suffer from BOAS to a few degree. The minimally affected ones can often live their entire life without showing much distress, at the cost of constant excessive efforts to open their throat and breathe. a few are more affected than others. Similar folds and excessive soft tissues are present inside the body, leading to a number of obstructions, including in their airway. Naturally, it depends on the severity of the disease before surgery, with most severely affected dogs faring less well than minimally affected dogs. Similar folds and excessive soft tissues are present inside the body, leading to a number of obstructio Breeds with short noses have a compacted skeleton, causing a number of malformations, including in their nasal cavities and spine and their tails, but have normal amounts of skin and soft tissue. The prognosis for Brachycephalic Syndrome is good overall. The more affected ones will show various degrees of respiratory distress or digestive troubles, ranging from being occasionally short of breath to collapsing on the moderate exercise.

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