Disease diseases: dermal and other
Disease diseases by and large are not much different from diseases of other breeds of dogs. But still the dachshund has diseases that are more characteristic of this breed.
In the process of creating this or that breed manProduces an artificial selection of those dogs that in his opinion more closely correspond to his concepts of this breed. As a result of such painstaking and long-lasting selection, individuals that are similar not only in their external characteristics but also in psychophysical parameters have been obtained.
But there is also a negative moment in such selection: along with positive signs, dogs retain negative features peculiar to their breed.
The dachshund is considered to be one of the healthiest breeds of dogs. Disease diseases - a fairly rare phenomenon.
There are only 2 diseases of the dachshund,
Which are characteristic exclusively of this breed:
1-st - Swimmer effect - a disease that is only present in theIs associated with osteoporosis. This disease manifests itself in the fact that at the age of three or four weeks the puppies crawl, spread out on their stomachs, and can not stand on their feet. Often these manifestations pass, and the puppies stand upright on their feet - and sometimes not. Usually this can happen with puppies, for whom excess weight and they should move on a slippery floor.
The second and most serious and common hereditary disease in the dachshund is Defects of intervertebral discs, Which lead to the infringement of the spinal cord andParalysis in dogs. It is at the rate that the sliding disc syndrome happens more often than in other breeds, which are also predisposed to a similar disease - Pekingese, beagle, cocker spaniel, boxer, German shepherd. Most often this disease is peculiar to them in 5-7 years, but at an earlier age you can see the symptoms of an approaching illness.
How to determine the disease of the dachshund?
Like all living things, our petsFrom time to time, too, may feel unwell and even seriously ill. Unfortunately, nature has not endowed them with the ability to talk, and, therefore, in order to reveal any symptoms of an illness in any pet, the master should learn to understand it by changing behavior.
Distinguish sick from a healthy fee is not so muchcomplicated. In their daily life, dogs of this breed are quite active, mobile, ready to support the game and even to hooliganize. The wool of a healthy dog is smooth and shiny, the nose is wet and cold during wakefulness, the mucous membrane of the mouth is pale pink. Well, and, one of the most important indicators of health taxis - excellent appetite.
So, with a clear deviation from the usualBehavior, the owner should take a closer look at his dog. Usually, dachshund illnesses are manifested by the lack of interest in everyday pleasures, for example, a dog can abandon the game, preferring lying in its place, buried in the litter and not showing habitual activity. But an increased anxiety of the dog, expressed by whining or increased excitement, can also indicate a bad state of health.
Lack of appetite is also an indicatorDisease diseases. But here it should be taken into account that sometimes, demonstratively refusing to eat, the dachshund obtains handouts from your table and that the dog does not eat anything from its bowl, does not give one hundred percent certainty in its ailment, but if the nose is blocked from "delicacies", then Already in time to sound the alarm!
The fur of the sick dachshund becomes dull,Disheveled, may even fall out in some places. Frequent problems with digestion, manifested by vomiting, diarrhea, or, conversely, constipation, also indicate the presence of problems in the body of the dog. Therefore, it is very important to monitor the color and quality of canine feces, as well as urination, A change in the color of urine or its incontinence also indicate the need to meet with a veterinarian.
The eyes of a healthy dog always remain clean, that is,E. The presence of lacrimation or purulent discharge is already a cause for concern. The presence of small ulcers in the dog's mouth, as well as the unpleasant smell emanating from it, serve as evidence of the disease. The bluish or bright red shade of the oral mucosa is also a deviation from the norm. A hot dry nose, covered with cracks or crust, from which, moreover, oozing incomprehensible discharge - this is a direct reason for an urgent visit to the veterinary clinic.
Thus, diseases of the rate may be expressed by loss of appetite, a decrease in activity and a change in appearance. Careful owner, constantly communicating with hisPet, undoubtedly, immediately notice the slightest changes in the behavior of the tax. And timely measures can not only save your dog from a malaise, but also save his life.