• Top 3 Health Concerns For Your French Bulldog

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    If you already own a French Bulldog, then you are probably on a first name basis with your veterinarian. And, if you are thinking about adding a Frenchie to your home, you should definitely take into consideration the vet bills you will likely have. As a breed, they tend to have more health issues than others. The following are the top 3 health concerns for your French Bulldog you should know about.
    1 - Brachycephalic Syndrome
    As you probably know, Frenchies are a brachycephalic - short-nosed - breed. This causes a lot of problems when it comes to breathing, because their respiratory...
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  • Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Maltese

    Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Maltese

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    The Maltese breed is a fairly hardy one with a long average lifespan of between fifteen and eighteen years. And with few health issues, most owners spend more money on grooming than vet bills. This does not mean, however, that the breed is without any problems. All breeds have some health issues that owners or potential owners should be aware of. The following are the top three health concerns for your Maltese.
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    1 - Heart Diseases
    Heart disease is becoming a real problem in the Maltese breed. The two most common are patent ductus arteriosus and mitral valve disease . PMD is when the...
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  • Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Pomeranian

    Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Pomeranian

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Pomeranians are a fairly hardy breed, but they do have some health issues that come with being a small breed. Since small dogs were bred down from larger ones, they are predisposed for issues their larger counterparts do not often have. Whether you own a Pomeranian or are thinking of getting one, it's good to know the medical issues you may have to deal with. Some of them can be fairly costly, requiring surgery. Others are more about ongoing maintenance to avoid bigger issues. The following are the top three health concerns for your Pomeranian.
    1 - Tracheal Collapse
    This is probably the...
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  • Top 3 Health Concerns For Your King Charles Spaniel

    Top 3 Health Concerns For Your King Charles Spaniel

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average lifespan that is shorter than other small breed dogs, averaging ten to twelve years. They do have a few major health issues that cannot only be pricey to diagnose and treat, but could eventually lead to early death. Whether you own a King Charles Spaniel or are thinking about getting one, here are the top three health concerns you should know about.
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    1 - Syringomyelia
    This serious condition is caused by the occipital bone being too small for the cerebrospinal fluid. When this is present, the fluid is forced into the spinal cord, creating...
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  • Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Corgi

    Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Corgi

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Corgis are a popular breed that is generally pretty healthy. However, because they are genetically a dwarf breed - a small breed dog that is built proportionally like a “normal sized” breed - they have several health issues that can arise from their long spine and short legs. Whether you own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi or a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the following are the top three health concerns you should know about.
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    1 - Intervertebral Disc Disease
    Intervertebral disc disease is when the discs between the vertebrae bulge or herniate into the spinal cord space. When that happens, it can...
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  • Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Doberman

    Top 3 Health Concerns For Your Doberman

    24 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    The only real problem with a Doberman is that they just don't live long enough. Unfortunately, they belong to the “large breed” crowd that lives shorter than other dog breeds. However, you can help yours stay as healthy as possible by being aware of the common health issues so you can watch for signs of them. Taking your Dobie for regular vet visits is a good idea to help catch problems early. The following are the top three health concerns for your Doberman that you should watch for.
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    1 - Cancer
    It seems like most Dobermans pass away from cancer. The best thing you can do is be on...
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