Some pup breeds, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, are bred to have flat faces as it is thought it is cute. As sweet as these faces end up being, it causes a huge problem – with such a flat face, there isn’t any room for the pup to breathe.
Pups with these kinds of “brachycephalic” skulls, or squashed-nose skulls, often suffer from a ton of respiratory problems. Simply breathing alone can be a struggle for these pups. So when you go out to adopt one of these pups, one ought to be aware of the medical costs that this pup’s inability to breathe properly might incur.
In the meantime, we can still treasure and take good care of our pups. This Mom is admiring her adorable English Bulldog, Peppa, who is relaxing with a toy in her mouth. You can, however, hear her snoring, which does mean her breathing is restricted somewhat. Hopefully the pup is fine!
Feature Image Source: Peppa the Bulldog