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Rottweiler: Health Issues

The health of a Rottweiler is often a concern for owners. Unfortunately, the popularity of the breed at one time led to the emergence of a large number of unscrupulous breeders, so today Rottweilers cannot boast of good health – both physical and mental.

One of the most common Rottweiler diseases is hip dysplasia.

Another scourge of the breed is damage to the central nervous system, the manifestations of which can be encephalitis or epilepsy.

The above diseases are considered hereditary, so when choosing a puppy, choose a breeder responsibly and check if the baby’s parents have passed tests for genetic diseases.

The following diseases are also found in Rottweilers:

  • Diabetes.
  • Metabolic disorders.
  • Skin diseases (dermatoses, dermatitis, or eczema).
  • Osteochondrosis.
  • Eye diseases (retinal atrophy, cataract).
  • Oncological diseases.
  • Bloating.
  • Entropion.
  • Aortic stenosis and other cardiovascular pathologies.

If you notice alarming symptoms (the dog has become lethargic and inactive, has lost appetite, digestive problems, and other signs of malaise), contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Remember that it is easier to prevent a disease than to treat an advanced case.

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