Pugs and other short-nosed dogs often struggle to breathe, especially in warm weather. It’s dreadful to see them suffering like this, and finally, it looks as if action may be taken to deal with the issue in the UK and Ireland.
Veterinary Ireland, the body representing Irish vets, issued a statement over the weekend saying that a goal has been set that within a decade all pugs that are born will be able to breathe without needing surgery. They are working with the Irish SPCA and Dogs Trust Ireland on this.
Meanwhile, in the UK, a petition has been started for vets and vet nurses who are clamouring for change