Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is identified by various audible clinical signs. Since BOAS occurs when a dog’s internal structures, such as the palate, muscles, nasal tissues and airways, grow out of sync with the bones of the skull, each individual case manifests differently from one dog to another. The most apparent indicators of a Continue Reading

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome is the medical term given to breathing and respiratory problems occurring in dogs of the short-nosed, flat-faced varieties. The breeds most likely to suffer from such breathing problems include Boston Terriers, Boxers, Bulldogs, Bullmastiffs, English Mastiffs, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzus and, of course, our beloved pugs. Brachycephalic literally Continue Reading