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Vet criticises craze for pug-faced pet dogs

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Abandoned pugs and French bulldogs with breathing issues are the "biggest welfare issue" facing animal shelters, Battersea dogs' home has said.

While flat-faced dogs seem to be the must-have fashion accessory for stars including David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Miley Cyrus, statistics show the breeds are paying the price. London's shelter last year took in 50 such pets, the highest number in its 159-year history. Vets at the shelter performed more than 60 life-saving operations in 2018 to wide...