Some of the most popular dog breeds are also prone to the most health problems.
Here are some of the top health issues for seven popular dog breeds.
These pets may require more frequent visits to the veterinarian, and should receive proper nutrition.
Pet owners should monitor their dogs for any signs of common issues, especially as they age.
Daschunds are prone to cataracts and vision problems, sometimes leading to blindness. They also suffer from anxiety, arthritis, back pain and a risk of paralysis from a young age. Skin pigmentation disease can cause darkened, leathery and irritated skin.
German Shepherd is at risk for cataracts, leading to blindness. German Shepherds often experience arthritis, leg and hip pain, dysplasia, and loss of back leg function. Deep chest can lead to painfully bloated stomach (torsion). Prone to hemophilia and may develop pancreatic disorder causing weight loss.
Boxers have a very high risk of cancer. Boxers are prone to epileptic seizures. Their facial features are prone to cause issues- prominent eyes prone to developing ulcers and flat face leads to respiratory distress. Gum issues. Increased risk of heart defects.
See our Breed Guide for more specifics on your pet.
Source: Huffington Post