Here are the health issues your flat faced pets may face

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Pug playing catch with his humans at the beach. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Pug playing catch with his humans at the beach. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Flat-faced or short-nosed dogs such as bulldogs, pugs and boxers are known for having breathing problems, but these aren’t the only health issues they suffer from.

YOU spoke to senior veterinary surgeon and expert Dr Morné de Wet from Cottage Vet Clinic in Gordon’s Bay to shed some light on these issues and what you, as an owner, can do to help.

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