Squishy-faced animals are super cute, we get it. Sadly, flat-faced animals, or brachycephalics, come with a range of health issues that require lots of extra care.
Nicole and Jez discuss the various issues brachycephalics get, and the most important thing to do if you have a flat-faced pet.
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The Tiny Vet Podcast
By Dr Nicole Su & Jez Watts
A very small podcast about big animal issues. Weekly episodes hosted by Dr Nicole Su (BSc. BVMS MANZCVS Unusual Pets).
Dr Nicole Su is a veterinarian, Jez Watts is a comedian-biotechnologist, and together they discuss commonly misunderstood topics in the pet and vet world. They live with three rabbits who are their children.
Presented by Upilio Pty Ltd.