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Research shows high risk of breathing problems in dogs with short muzzles

Findings highlight that snuffling, grunting and snorting in popular breeds isn’t normal or healthy

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have recently demonstrated the health risks of breeding dogs with short muzzles. Although short muzzles are an increasingly popular face shape in pet dogs, flattened faces were found to greatly increase the risk of developing a debilitating, lifelong respiratory condition leaving dogs chronically short of breath.

Nominations invited for two prestigious UFAW awards

UFAW is inviting nominations for its two prestigious awards - The UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science and the UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award

Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship 2016

UFAW is inviting applications for its 2016 Animal Welfare Research Training (PhD) Scholarship.
Deadline 20th November 2015

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