Brachycephalic Skull in Dogs

What is Brachycephalic Skull in Dogs?

Brachycephalic skull refers to a skull that is short and broad, with the breadth of the skull typically 80 percent of the length. Certain dog breeds, such as the pug and bulldog, are often classified as extreme brachycephalic.

Does a Brachycephalic Skull Require Treatment?

While there is no need for treatment, dogs with brachycephalic skulls are extremely sensitive to high temperatures. This is something to keep in mind during warmer months as well as when choosing a surface for your dog’s sleeping quarters or travel crate.

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