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Brachycephalic Consent Form


Brachycephalic Consent Form

Pug is examined by resident and students

Brachycephalic is a term for “short-nosed.” Several dog breeds may experience difficulty breathing due to the shape of their head, muzzle and throat. Shorter nosed dogs include English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers and many other breeds. The shorter than average nose and face in proportion to their body size can cause problems for these breeds at times.

Owners with brachycephalic breeds must pay extra attention to their animals during exercise, heat and while obtaining veterinary care.

Download the Brachycephalic Consent Form

Do you have emergency?

The Emergency Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your pet. We serve central Massachusetts as a primary emergency hospital, and New England and beyond for referral of critically ill or injured pets.

Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University
55 Willard St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7951
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850


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