Sunday, 26 January 2014

Other Genetic problems with short snouted breeds (Skin fold dermatitis)

                                                 SKIN FOLD DERMATITIS


Lots of extra skin that is wrinkled is the result of a short nose and the skin that covers the snout has not been proportionally reduced. So then skin fold dermatitis  can occurs when the wrinkles rub together or hair rubs within the folds causing irritation. Added irritation is when the skin secretions and no air  is able to circulate between the folds.  Unfortunately discomfort and skin infections often occur in these dogs. Daily care is needed to keep folds clean!!!! GENETIC this problem could be bred out of brachycephalic syndrome breeds by breeding snouts a little longer your dog would also breath easier.



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