BREED SPECIFIC VETERINARY MEDICINE
Health concerns of popular dog breeds and recommended additional wellness testing.
American Pit Bull Terrier
Recommended tests-Skin Scrape for skin lesions
Cataracts, Collie eye anomaly, Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Recommended tests – biannual eye exam
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cataracts, cranial cruciate rupture, hip dysplasia, obesity
Recommended tests – annual eye exam, weight assessment
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 .
Disc disease, heart defects, hypothyroidism, Legg Perthes
Recommended tests–Annual weight evaluation, annual ECG, annual thyroid testing after age 7.
Cataracts, glaucoma, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy.
Recommended tests – biannual eye exam with intraocular pressures.
Diabetes, pancreatitis, PRA, bladder stones
Recommended tests - Biannual bloodwork and urinalysis.
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
Amyloidosis, ear/skin infections/ demodecosis, hypothyroidism
Recommended tests - Yearly bloodwork including thyroid test, skin scraping of skin lesions.
Dry eye, otitis externa, liver shunt, PRA, bladder stones, renal dysplasia, PRA
Recommended tests – baseline blood values, biannual urinalysis.
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
Naples Safari Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, Inc
3333 Vanderbilt Beach Road just East of Livingston
Naples Safari Animal Hospital & Pet Resort
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