WSAVA Alerts to Emerging ‘Canine Welfare Crisis’ Caused by the Popularity of Short-Nosed Breeds

March 6, 2023

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has recently released a warning about an emerging 'canine welfare crisis' caused by the popularity of short-nosed breeds. The WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee calls on all stakeholders – breeders, owners, veterinarians, media, regulators, and others – to work together to improve the welfare of these breeds going forward, and change perceptions of what ‘healthy’ looks like in these dogs.

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They have also launched an educational video to highlight the health issues these dogs face, the most serious of which is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Watch the video below for more information.