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It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is around the corner and the festivities bring the excitement of planning and experimenting with new ideas. Markets are swollen with infinite gifting options. Diverse alternatives to the more traditional ones with newer, more unconventional and quirkier modifications are available. You are always on a mission to make your friends and family feel happy and special. Besides your family and friends, the happiness of your pet, an integral part of your family is essential as well.

Stop using pugs as advertising accessories!

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Dear Eimer,

I am writing as a vet to express my concern over todays advert in the Sunday Business Post  featuring a brachycephalic (flat-faced) dog.

Flat faced breeds, including Pugs, French bulldogs and British bulldogs have boomed in popularity over recent years, fuelled by the media, celebrities and the use of these dogs in  advertising. However, these breeds struggle with serious and often life-limiting health problems. 

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A 4 month old Hungarian Vizsla called Loki  came into our Stillorgan Clinic very bouncy and full of life. But there was something wrong.

His owners had noticed that Loki had vomited four days previous. They suspected that Loki may have eaten something unusual.

His temperature was normal and he was in great form until our vet Ruth Wolfson felt his tummy and could feel a lump the size of a plum in there.

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