Purebred Dog Breeds with the Most Health Problems

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Waukesha Veterinarians Treat Canine Genetic Disorders

Genetics are the number one cause of health problems in purebred dogs. Centuries of selective breeding has caused certain breeds to have more genetic disorders and physical ailments than others. If you are the owner of a purebred pet, you’ll want to be aware of common issues to keep your pooch as healthy as possible.

Additional health problems may be caused by your dog’s body type. Larger dog breeds like Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds are more prone to developing hip dysplasia due to their size. Similarly, smaller breeds like Chihuahuas are at risk for physical injury from falls or rough play. If your dog was adopted through a shelter and does not have a pedigree, there are ways to determine their genetic background. You’ll want to know as much as possible in order to know which breed-related health problems to watch out for with your pooch. Our veterinarians are familiar with many breeds and their treatment.

Dog Breeds with the Most Genetic Disorders

Learn more about each of these popular breed and their common health issues below. If you own a dog descended from one of these breeds, make sure you regularly take them to visit the experienced Waukesha veterinarians of Animal Wellness Center for observation and preventative care.