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Pugs and bulldogs have more eye and foot problems than other dogs

By Jason Arunn Murugesu

Pugs and other flat-faced dogs are more likely to have eye and foot problems

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Pugs and bulldogs are known to have breathing problems because they are bred with flat faces. A new analysis of the veterinary data shows that they are also more likely than dogs with longer snouts to develop painful eye infections and foot infections.

Dan O’Neill of the Royal Veterinary College in the UK and colleagues created the first comprehensive database of UK health records for dogs to analyze health risks for different breeds. The team analyzed a random sample of more …