Are you the owner of a flat-faced dog? Then you’d be advised to seek medical attention during a heatwave.
Blue Cross pet charity is warning owners of flat-faced dogs like French bulldogs, pugs and boxers, to keep them cool after emergency cases of heatstroke in these breeds were admitted to their animal hospitals.
Nearly 700 flat-faced – or brachycephalic – dogs were seen by Blue Cross vets since the mercury started to rise on June 1.
Several have since been admitted for emergency care after suffering from heatstroke or breathing problems.