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The dogs that never sleep

1 month ago   |   By Pedigree Dogs Exposed

On Friday, the Royal Society of Medicine hosted a webinar exploring the parallels between obstructive sleep apnoea in humans and brachycephalic obstructed airway syndrome in flat-faced dogs. It was eye-opening - and profoundly sad. "I was almost in tears listening to the extent of suffering in dogs with BOAS," admits Dr Felicity Mehendale who co-hosted the webinar. Likewise, the spelling out of the debilitating, sometimes life-threatening, consequences of obstructed breathing in humans left me feeling sick about the likely cost to the dogs. That some brachycephalic dogs struggle to sleep...
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