Every dog owner wants to make sure that their dogs are fine and they are in good health. Sadly, some dogs may carry a defect for their entire lives with no obvious physical effects; this may cause serious health problems.
Here are 10 common dog breeds withehealth issues that effect them:
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This dog breed commonly suffers from genetic disorders. When they reach 5 years old, more than 70% will suffer from a neurological disorder which make their brains become too large for their skull.
The common health concerns for this dog breed is deafness. In fact, more than 8% of Dalmatians are born totally deaf and about 24% are born with deafness in one ear. Besides, they also have a unique urinary tract system that makes them more susceptible to Urolithiasis.
- Bulldogs/French Bulldogs
They often suffer from breathing problems because of their smashed in faces. Extreme heat or much exercise can cause struggle in breath. The best thing to do is keep them indoors during hot days.