Health Issues to Watch for in Purebred Dogs

Hip socket issues like dysplasia frequently affect German Shepherds, St. Bernards and other large breeds.

Hip Dysplasia

Prominent, exposed eyes in breeds like Pekingese are vulnerable to injury and conditions like glaucoma.

Eye Problems in Pekingese

Excess skin folds on faces of Bulldogs, Pugs and Shar-Peis are prone to problematic yeast and bacterial infections.

Skin Allergies

Genetic mitral valve defects frequently affect the heart health of small dogs breeds like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  

Heart Conditions 

Yorkies, Chihuahuas and other tiny breeds are prone to weakened, collapsing tracheas leading to respiratory distress

Collapsing Trachea

High cancer rates of up to 60% have been documented in Golden Retrievers, likely linked to breeding.

 Cancer in Golden Retrievers

Dalmatians are prone to inherited copper storage disease negatively impacting their liver health

Liver Disease in Dalmatians  

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