Quite often, the Akita Inu has hypothyroidism – a disease of the thyroid gland. Symptoms: skin problems (seborrhea, baldness, hair loss), obesity. The disease is transmitted from the mother.
Acarus is a hereditary parasitic skin disease that is also quite common among these dogs. Symptoms: the specific odor of the coat and deterioration of its condition.
Akita Inu is prone to bloating. This condition is dangerous by volvulus, requiring surgery. Prevention: a balanced diet. Eliminate all foods that cause fermentation: cabbage, legumes, onions, stale meat.
Like other large dogs, the breed sometimes suffers from hip dysplasia. Diagnostics: X-ray. Consultation of a certified specialist is also required.
Less common, but still there are congenital eye diseases. Retinal atrophy is fraught with loss of vision. Other diseases: microphthalmia, volvulus of the eyelids, cataracts, glaucoma, and uveitis. In order not to start the disease, it is worth being examined annually.
Akita Inu has a hard time tolerating anesthesia and a number of medications. Before applying them, the dog is weighed to accurately determine the dosage. If you need to use anesthesia, you should choose a clinic that has equipment for resuscitation.