Fido, Fifi & FYI

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, July 23, 2021, 13:56 (859 days ago) @ catlover

Animals with short or snub noses are more likely to die on an airline due to breathing issues, studies have shown. Dog breeds with snub noses—brachycephalic breeds—are more prone to respiratory problems even under normal conditions, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. “They don’t breathe as efficiently as dogs with normal-length snouts and can have difficulty cooling off when they’re playing or exercising, or if they’re stressed or overheated,” the AVMA said.

There are other breed restrictions as well, along with size restrictions.

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