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Brachycephalic Breeds & Specialised Care

At Berwick Clyde Vet, we understand the unique needs of brachycephalic breeds, and we are dedicated to providing specialised care and attention to ensure their well-being.

Brachycephalic breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pugs, Boxers, and Shih Tzus, are characterized by their short noses and flat faces. While they may be adorable and charming, they also face certain health challenges that require expert care and management. With our experienced team and state-of-the-art facilities, we are proud to offer comprehensive healthcare services tailored specifically to brachycephalic breeds.

Specialised Veterinary Care:

We recognise that brachycephalic breeds have unique anatomical features that can lead to various health issues. These may include respiratory difficulties, dental problems, and skin conditions. Our veterinarians have extensive experience in dealing with these breeds and are well-versed in the specific challenges they present. We have a deep understanding of the breed’s physiological nuances, allowing us to diagnose and treat issues effectively.

Comprehensive Health Examinations:

Regular health check-ups are essential for all pets, but they are particularly critical for brachycephalic breeds. During comprehensive health examinations, our veterinarians will assess your pet’s breathing, dental health, skin, and overall well-being. Early detection of any issues is key to providing timely intervention and preventing potential complications.

Compassionate Care:

At Lynbrook Vet, we understand that brachycephalic breeds require a special level of care and attention. We treat each pet with the utmost compassion and strive to create a stress-free environment for their well-being. Our team will take the time to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have about your pet’s health.

Respiratory Health Management:

One of the most common concerns for brachycephalic breeds is their compromised respiratory system. Their flat faces often result in narrowed airways, leading to difficulties in breathing. Our team is highly skilled in managing respiratory conditions in these breeds. We offer various treatments and interventions to improve breathing and enhance your pet’s quality of life.

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Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) Surgery:

In severe cases of brachycephalic airway obstruction, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our veterinary surgeons are experienced in performing BOAS surgeries to correct anatomical abnormalities and widen the airways. This procedure can greatly improve breathing and alleviate respiratory distress, enhancing your pet’s comfort and health.

Dental Care and Management:

Brachycephalic breeds are prone to dental problems due to their unique jaw structures. Misaligned teeth, overcrowding, and retained baby teeth can lead to issues like dental decay and gum disease. Our dental care services for brachycephalic breeds include regular cleanings, dental X-rays, and if needed, dental extractions to ensure optimal oral health.

Skin and Wrinkle Care:

The adorable wrinkles that brachycephalic breeds possess can be delightful, but they also require special attention. These skin folds can trap moisture, leading to skin infections and irritations. Our team will guide you on how to maintain and clean your pet’s wrinkles properly to prevent potential skin issues.

Weight Management and Nutrition:

Given their unique anatomical features, brachycephalic breeds are more prone to weight gain, which can exacerbate existing health problems. Our veterinarians will work closely with you to develop a personalised nutrition and weight management plan for your pet, ensuring they stay at a healthy weight and enjoy a long and active life.

Did you know we have a Pet Weight Loss Program?

With customised schedules and goals for your pet, our team of dedicated vets and nurses will help get your pet’s weight on track and make managing this at home easy! Ask us about this program today, call (03) 5902 7087

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