Akita Inu Health

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.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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