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When love is expressed in a rhinoplasty

a pug with stenotic nares

You would be forgiven for thinking that dog nasal surgery would be primarily aimed at the large nosed breeds such as Bloodhounds, Germans Shepherds or Basset hounds but in reality, it’s not. Dogs requiring nasal surgery are usually of the flat faced variety - Bostons, Pugs, Frenchies and the like and it’s not cosmetics that brings them through the clinic doors.

Short faced (brachycephalic) dogs are predisposed to a number of respiratory - related issues including:

1 Great Reason to Desex your Female Dog: Preventing Pyometron

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surgical field during pyometra surgery

Meet prescilla. She's normally an active little old dog and because there was no chance of her getting pregnant her owner had decided not to desex her.  Prescilla came in to see me a few weeks ago because she had gone off her food and was very quiet and lethargic and her belly was getting big.  She had been on heat a couple of months ago and there was no way she could have been pregnant. 

Prescilla the dog in a cage

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