Health concerns of popular dog breeds and recommended additional wellness testing.
      American Pit Bull Terrier
      Recommended tests-Skin Scrape for skin lesions

    Australian Shepherd
    Cataracts, Collie eye anomaly, Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy
    Recommended tests – biannual eye exam

    Bassett Hound
    Elbow/hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, glaucoma, otitis externa
    Recommended tests – annual intraocular pressures, weight assessment, otic exam

    Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Glaucoma
    Recommended test – annual intraocular pressures, weight assessment

    Bichon Frise
    Bladder stones, Cataracts, Cushings disease
    Recommended tests – biannual urinalysis,  eye exam, bloodwork twice yearly after 7 yrs.

    Cardiomyopathy, GDV, hypothyroidism, tumors, cancer.
    Recommended tests – Yearly ECG, thyroid test after age 7, biopsies of all tumors.

    English Bulldog
    Demodectic mange, screw tail, dry eye, otitis externa obestiy, djd
    Recommended tests – Schirmer teat test, skin scrapes for skin lesions, ear exam, weight assessment.

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    Mitral Insufficiency, Syrigomyalgia, idiopathic deafness
    Recommended tests- yearly hearing assisment, yearly ECG

    Dental Disease, hydrocephalus, luxating patellas
    Recommended tests – Biannual oral exam, weight and lameness assessment.

    Cocker Spaniel
    Allergies, Glaucoma, cataracts, otitis
    Recommended tests – biannual eye exam with intraocular pressures, otic exams.

    Intervertebral disc disease, glaucoma
    Recommended tests – Annual weight assessment, Intraocular pressures.

    Cardiomyopathy, Osteosarcoma, vWD, hypothyroidism
    Recommended tests – Annual thyroid test after age 7, annual ECG, radiographs if lameness present, baseline coagulation profile.

    German Shepherd
    Cardiomyopathy, hemangiosarcoma, elbow hip dysplasia, perianal fistula.
    Recommended tests – hip and elbow evaluations at 1 yr, annual ECG, annual abdominal/heart ultrasound after age 7.

    Golden Retriever
    Elbow dysplasia, lymphoma,, hemangiosarcoma, mast cell tumors.
    Recommended tests –yearly  abdominal/ cardiac ultrasound after age 7 .

    Osteosarcoma, dental disease
    Recommended tests – Biannual oral exam, radiographs if lame.

    Labrador retriever
    Cataracts, cranial cruciate rupture, hip dysplasia, obesity
    Recommended tests – annual eye exam, weight assessment

    Lhasa apso
    Patellar luxation, bladder stones
    Recommended test - Biannual urinalysis

    Dental disease, hypothyroidism, liver sunts
    Recommended test – Biannual oral exam, baseline blood panel, yearly thyroid checks after age 7 .

    Min Pin
    Disc disease, heart defects, hypothyroidism,  Legg Perthes
    Recommended tests–Annual weight evaluation, annual ECG, annual thyroid testing after age 7.

    Miniature poodle
    Cataracts, glaucoma, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy.
    Recommended tests – biannual eye exam with intraocular pressures.

    Miniature Schnauzer
    Diabetes, pancreatitis, PRA, bladder stones
    Recommended tests - Biannual bloodwork and urinalysis.

    Dry Eye
    Recommended tests – Annual tear test.

    Obesity, upper airway syndrome, dry eye, pug dog encephalitis.
    Recommended tests – biannual weight assessment, annual tear test.

    Hip and elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, hypothyroidism, subaortic stenosis
    Recommended tests -Baseline ECG, hip and elbow evaluations and radiographs at 1 yr, annual thyroid tests after age 7, radiographs for

    Shar Pei
    Amyloidosis, ear/skin infections/ demodecosis, hypothyroidism
    Recommended tests - Yearly bloodwork including thyroid test, skin scraping of skin lesions.

    Shih tzu
    Dry eye, otitis externa, liver shunt, PRA, bladder stones, renal dysplasia, PRA
    Recommended tests – baseline blood values, biannual urinalysis.

    Standard Poodle
    Cataracts, epilepsy, glaucoma.
    Recommended tests – Annual ocular exam with intraocular pressures.

    Skin disease/allergies, cataracts, craniomandibulat osteopathy, copper toxicosis, leukodystrophy.
    Recommended tests – annual blood chemistries, annual ocular exam.

    Pancreatitis, liver shunts, bladder stones, dental disease.
    Recommended tests: baseline blood values, biannual urinalysis and oral exam.

For more detailed information and for breeds not listed follow the link:
Canine Inherited Disorders Database

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