Doberman health: diseases and their prevention
Doberman puppy is worth buying only from trusted breeders. This will reduce the risk of a genetic disease in your pet.
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A properly bred Doberman that eats well is usually a healthy dog. However, each breed has its own weaknesses. And you need to know about them.
Dobermans sometimes have von Willebrand disease - a hereditary blood disease, poor coagulation.
Hip dysplasia is dangerous. Symptoms: pain, lameness. The disease is diagnosed with an x-ray.
Progressive retinal atrophy can lead to visual impairment.
If you notice pet lethargy, skin diseases, obesity or hair loss, this may be a sign of thyroid disease (hypothyroidism).
Dobermans can suffer from cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle disease.
Among the representatives of the breed there are albinos - white dogs with bright eyes. They are sensitive to light, and may have vision problems and even cancer.
Weakened color - another ailment - may be associated with colored mutant alopecia. At birth, such puppies usually have a normal color, changes occur at the age of 4 months to 3 years. The coat becomes brittle, itching or baldness may appear.
Perhaps the development of narcolepsy, in which dogs can not control the transition to sleep and wakefulness. The pet becomes lethargic, falls asleep almost on the go.
Dobermans have gastric expansion and inversion. This is a dangerous condition, it may require urgent surgical intervention. The reason may be feeding immediately after class or once a day in a huge portion. Symptoms: vomiting, increased heart rate, depression, lethargy.
If you notice Doberman's disease symptoms, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible!