As cute and full of character as Pugs are, they have a major anatomical flaw! They are short nosed dogs and therefore all the respiratory structures literally don't fit properly, and this results in their breathing being obstructed. Imagine going through life not being able to breathe properly!
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The trachea, or windpipe, is made up of several cartilage rings joined together by ligaments. Tracheal Collapse, or Dynamic Airway Disease, is a condition whereby weakening of the cartilage rings causes collapse of the trachea and a dynamic reduction of the tracheal diameter. The narrowing of the trachea means that airflow, and therefore breathing, becomes more difficult in affected dogs. read more