The Nationwide® Brachycephalic Breed Disease Prevalence Study
Short-nosed breeds more often affected by common conditions, not just known issues
"A biostatistical analysis of the pet health insurance claims of more than 1.27 million dogs over a nine-year span shows that even after removing conditions linked specifically to brachycephalic breeds, dogs with the structure common to these animals are less healthy than dogs with a more normal canine appearance."
Read the March 2017 review at DVM 360...
Are brachycephalic breeds doomed for a lifetime of poor health? New data does not look promising for the pug and its fellow flat-nosed friends.