Dogs are one of the most varied species in the world. However, due to the choice of certain types of characteristics, certain kinds of diseases end up accentuating certain races. While not all dogs are prone to the same diseases, we talk about health problems according to the race of the same.
Therefore, taking into account these types of situations can help you a lot to prevent them from developing or getting worse over time. We name you some of the most common diseases according to the most popular breeds.
German Shepherd: hip dysplasia
Many large breeds are prone to hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is a mainly hereditary disease, although it can also be caused by some kind of trauma, in which the hip bones do not fit properly, which causes pain, arthritis and problems walking.
When looking for a German shepherd puppy, we must ask if their parents have had this pathology, because usually dogs with hereditary dysplasia should not reproduce to ensure the possession of healthy puppies.
Siberian Husky: autoimmune disorders
Siberian Huskies are predisposed to suffer from autoimmune diseases, mainly those that affect the health of your coat and skin.
They are usually characterized by the appearance of sores, loss of hair, dandruff, among others. Equally, this race is predisposed to suffer eye diseases, among which are cataracts and glaucoma.
This brain disorder that produces strong seizures is more common in Beagles than in any other race of dogs (although this does not mean that other breeds can not suffer it). This disease usually occurs between the first semester of life and three years of age. Although it can not be cured, it can be treated with medication.
Bulldog: respiratory problems
Like all dogs with flat faces, Bulldogs suffer from respiratory problems. This condition is mainly due to having a soft palate with a narrow trachea.
It is important to keep these dogs in cool places, as they are more likely to suffer from heat stroke. Similarly, you should not exaggerate with your exercise.
Boxers are prone to cancer, including lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph nodes, although they also tend to develop mini-tumors that lodge in the skin.
In both cases, the cancer often feels like a bump on the dog's body.Cancer is treatable in dogs if early detection is done, hence the importance of visiting the vet regularly.
Labrador Retriever: obesity
Any dog has the possibility of developing obesity, however it has been proven that the labrador retriever is one of the breeds that gains weight more easily. Obesity is linked to hormonal disorders, overeating and lack of physical activity. Therefore, to avoid it you must resort to a balanced diet and daily exercise.
Shih Tzu: Patella dislocation
The dislocation of the patella is common in the toy races, like the Shih Tzu. This condition occurs when the kneecap goes out of place, causing pain and lameness. Normally, the patella will return to its place by itself, but in severe cases you will need surgery to prevent other diseases such as arthritis.
Sausage dogs: column problems
Due to its elongated body, this race you are in danger of injury to your back or spinal discs. Thus, we must avoid overweight in this race, as this is very important to ensure your health, because excess weight can overload the tension in the back.