Warm Weather Safety for Flat-Faced Pets

flat-faced dogThe long summer months seem to take a toll on everyone – pets included. However, for some animals, hot, humid weather is particularly perilous.

Brachycephalic breeds, or flat-faced pets, are at a greater risk for heat-related conditions due to their physical characteristics. If you own a pet and especially a brachy as they’re affectionately called, take a moment to learn how to keep him or her cool, comfortable, and – most importantly – safe.

Why Flat-Faced Pets are More Susceptible

Brachycephalic animals include Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Persian cats. The very traits that make these flat-faced pets so adorable are also the traits that affect airflow and temperature regulation. Continue…