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Do You Know the Reason Why Your Smooshy's So Stinky?!

Do You Know the Reason Why Your Smooshy's So Stinky?!

Bulldogs, along with Boxers, Bostons, Persians, and Himalayans (to name a few), fall into a group I like to affectionately call smooshies based on that unique face shape. They all have brachycephalic skulls – "brachy" means shortened and "cephalic" means head. This creates the wheezes, snores, and snorts commonly coming from their mouths, but also causes another unwelcome emission . . . gas.

Along with narrower nostrils and wind pipes, it can take a greater effort for them to breathe through the nose. Then, when eating, dogs with smushed faces tend to inhale (literally), not chew their food, and typically suck in quite a bit of air in the process, which makes them rather gassy on the other end, too.

What can you do about it? Pick up a bowl to help pets eat, and drink, slower and ingest less air.

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pinksocks pinksocks 8 years
I love that lil smooshy face!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Good to know! I had no idea!
Ana_fashionista Ana_fashionista 8 years
Now you tell me! After six years of keeping up with my smelly princess...
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