Health Risks For Seven Top Dog Breeds

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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.

 

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Daschunds are prone to cataracts and vision problems, sometimes leading to blindness.  They also suffer from anxietyarthritisback pain and a risk of paralysis from a young age. Skin pigmentation disease can cause darkened, leathery and irritated skin.

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German Shepherd is at risk for cataracts, leading to blindness.  German Shepherds often experience arthritis, leg and hip paindysplasia, 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.

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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.

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Basset Hounds are prone to hip problems and mobility issues, including difficulty exercising.  They are prone to developing glaucoma and vision loss.  They are prone to elbow joint pain which can cause mobility problems, and their deep chest may lead to painfully bloated stomach.

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Pomeranians most commonly suffer from patellar luxation, anxiety, separation anxiety, collapsed Trachea, hypoglycemia, thyroid imbalance, Cushing’s Disease, seizures, skin problems, and allergies.

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Pugs have a high incidence of anxiety, patellar luxation, hypoglycemia, Cushing’s Disease, seizures, skin problems, and allergies.

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A Golden Retriever has significant risk of cancer.  They are prone to skin allergies, hip and elbow pain from joint malformation, heart defects, and retina malformation.

 

See our Breed Guide for more specifics on your pet.

 

Source: Huffington Post