Short-nosed dog breeds at risk on airplanes

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, half of the dogs that died on airplanes from 2005 to 2010 were short-nosed breeds. In particular, English bulldogs make up a large portion of dogs that pass away in cargo holds of airplanes. Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association, explains why these breeds seem to be more at risk than other breeds and what dog owners can do to ensure that their pets travel safely.

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