Common dog health problems are not a big concern for most Weimaraner owners. However, there are some dog health problems that affect Weimaraners.
For the most part, Weinheimers are very healthy dogs. But, there are a few serious canine health problems that do affect Weimaraners, and they require veterinary intervention.
The average life span of a Weimaraner is from 10 – 12 years. If you choose a healthy Weimaraner puppy, your puppy will probably grow to be a healthy adult.
And the chances are even better that he’ll continue to be healthy, if you are aware of the signs and symptoms of the most common dog health problems faced by Weimaraners.
Most Common Dog Health Problems In Weimaraners
The Weimaraner is a deep-chested dog, making the Weimaraner a breed which is often affected by dog bloat or gastric torsion. It is probably the most common dog health condition seen in Weimaraners. Dog bloat is a very serious condition, and, if left untreated, canine bloat will lead to a painful death.
Here are the most common dog health problems for Weimaraner dogs:
In addition to these conditions, you might see:
- Distichiasis Entropion or diamond eyeFactor
- XI DeficiencyHip Dysplasia
- Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
- Nictitating Membrane
- Eversion Persistent Right Aortic Arch
- Pituitary Dwarfism
- Retinal Atrophy
- Thymic Atrophy
- Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
- Umbilical Hernia
- Ununited Anconeal Process (Elbow Dysplasia)
Reactions to Dog Vaccinations
Did you know that dogs, like people, are starting to have adverse reactions to vaccinations? The Weimaraner Club of America issued a warning in 2005 to Weim owners.
Weimaraner puppies could have a reaction (which resembles an immune response) to a vaccine. If your puppy has a reaction, he might develop a fever, elevated white blood count and inflammation in tissues in joints. If he has a reaction once, he is more likely to have a reaction with the next shot, and each reaction becomes more severe. .
In addition, there is a chance that your dog could suffer permanent damage from a vaccination–just as people can get autism or guillan barre syndrome.
Fortunately, most Weimaraners are strong and healthy dogs.
If you have a healthy puppy, take a few precautions to make sure she does not develop problems, and use common sense, your Weimaraner puppy will probably never develop one of these common dog health problems!
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