Brachycephalic breeds also suffer (to varying degrees), the following conditions that you should at least be familiar with:
- Caudal aberrant turbinates (prolapsed extra folds in the nose)
- Hyperplasic intranasal turbinates (thickened folds in the nose)
- Hypoplastic trachea (narrow windpipe) especially in English Bulldogs
- Hemi-vertebrae (deformed spinal vertebrae)
- Hip dysplasia
The remaining 10% of gastro-oesophageal problems that don’t improve after airway corrective procedures are mostly caused by pyloric stenosis, sliding hiatal hernia or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (food intolerances).
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