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Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome

What is BAOS?

Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BAOS) is a genetic disorder that affects flat nosed dog breeds. It makes breathing hard for dogs such as; Pugs and French Bulldogs. This disorder is is the result of selective breeding overtime.

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What's the impact?

All dogs bred to have flat noses suffer from BASO. But 50% suffer severely.

Side Effects

Loud Breathing and Snoring

Exercise and Heat Exertion

Gagging and Vomiting

Flat Nosed Dog, Market Share

Over 18% of the dogs advertised are at risk for suffering from BAOS.

Flat nosed breeds: Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, Shih Tzu, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, King Charles Spaniels

Which breeds does it affect?

BAOS affects all flat nosed breeds to some extent. These breeds include; French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Pug, Boxer, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, King Charles Spaniel.

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