Dog Collar FAQ: Mesh Dog Muzzle for Short Nosed Dogs
And this is a ridiculous muzzle for short-nosed dogs (as if they didn’t have enough trouble breathing):
It stands to reason that dogs with flatter faces like Bulldogs and Boston Terriers may tilt their heads less since their short noses don’t get in the way as much as long muzzles. To test this theory, Dr. Corren conducted a survey of 582 pet owners. Of the dogs involved in the survey, 186 had short muzzles. Findings showed that 52% of short-nosed dogs tilted their heads when spoken to as compared to 71% of long-nosed dogs. So, that cute canine head tilt may also be a result of physical conformation.
. The RVC announced on July 1:
"A specialist clinic for brachycephalic dog breeds – also known as short-muzzled dogs – such as pugs, English and French bulldogs, cavalier King Charles spaniels and Pekingese, has been opened by the RVC at its Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in Hertfordshire.
"The Brachycephaly Clinic opened on Tuesday 1 July and is the first of its kind in the country exclusively specialising in the health of short-nosed dog breeds. This type of breed is one of the most popular pet choices in the UK, but the breeding of brachycephalic dogs has lead to a variety of health issues for the animals. These include problems with their bones and gait as well as eye, heart, ear (including hearing), skin, and breathing complications."
Dog Muzzle for Short Nosed Dogs ..
Short Snout Muzzle by Canine Friendly - Drs. Foster and Smith
Designed for short nosed dogs with or without breathing problems. Muzzle is designed to restrict aggressive behavior while allowing short nosed dogs to breath normally. One size fits all.Cons: When fitted properly, they are snug around the muzzle. Because of this, dogs wearing these muzzles can’t pant well to cool off. A dog shouldn’t be in a slip muzzle for more than about 10-15 minutes, and shouldn’t use it when outdoors where they could overheat. Some dogs, such as short-nosed breeds like English Bulldogs, can overheat easily so I recommend a shorter time for them. If a slip muzzle is loose enough for a dog to open the mouth to pant, then it is loose enough for the dog to bite at the open end.Veterinarians say that pet air travel can be riskier for short-nosed dogs than those with normal muzzles. Even though temperature and air pressure are controlled in a plane’s cargo hold, air quality and circulation may be less than optimal, thereby putting more strain on your snub-nose dog’s already labored respiration. BulldogsThe mesh webbing has adequate spacing so as not to obscure vision and padded bumpers to keep it off the eyes. The Canine Friendly Short Snout Dog Muzzle is the best option for dog breeds with shorter snouts and is an important addition to first aid kits for canines. Regular muzzles are usually molded to a shape, and it was often a bit of a challenge for many pet owners to find one that would fit their short-nosed dog’s unique facial features.