The surgical operation to help a French Bulldog, suffering from respiratory problems, to lead a normal life

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Less than a year old, a French Bulldog dog was running out of steam quickly and often had trouble breathing. In order to lead a normal life, she had to undergo an expensive operation. An association came to his aid.”

Dory can now live like all her congeners. She can walk, run and play almost normally, whereas she was unable to do so despite her young age. In question, respiratory disorders related to his brachycephaly, as metro recounts.”

Dory is a female French Bulldog. The breed is one of those called brachycephalic, or flattened face. This specificity, which is also found in the Pekingese, the English Bulldog or the Pug, is worth to the dogs concerned to experience more or less serious difficulties in terms of breathing. In Dory’s case, she frequently found herself out of breath and struggled to capture enough oxygen.”

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Arriving at the RSPCA Bath Cats & Dogs Home in Bath, England, the dog was particularly unstopped. Dory is only 10 months old. She should run, jump and do everything a mischievous puppy would do. But she can’t lead a normal life, because she has trouble breathing, explained Rachel Jones, a volunteer in this shelter.

” She needed this intervention to be able to lead a normal life

To relieve her of the obstructive airway syndrome that overwhelmed her, the female French Bulldog had to be operated. An intervention costing 1800 pounds sterling, or more than 2100 euros. It involved widening the animal’s nostrils and removing tissue from its airways.”

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It actually took place and ended in success, although Dory’s entourage must remain cautious. She needed this life-saving surgery just to be able to lead a normal life, but she will likely still struggle and will have to do little exercise and relax in hot weather, says Rachel Jones.

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For her part, Caroline Allen, chief veterinarian at the RSPCA, denounces the bad breeders who have a share of responsibility in the development of this kind of syndrome, source of suffering for dogs. She also points to the false perception that the public may have towards French Bulldogs and brachycephalic dog breeds in general: People see videos of them sniffing and snoring and think it’s cute – but that’s not the case. The dog is out of breath, trying to suck in enough air for his body.”

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