Did you know that the origins of amputating dog tails goes back to early Roman times, when writer Lucius Columella asserted that the practice prevented rabies? Today, we know this is myth rather than fact, although tail amputation remains prevalent in some circles. When you own a dog, it is important that you make sure your pet is healthy in order for it to stay happy. Here are three dog health issues you might find yourself dealing with.
1. Genetic Conditions
Purebred dogs, because they are bred from small, selective breeding pools, often have genetic conditions that can impact their quality of life. Approximately 70% of Doberman pinchers, for example, are genetic carriers for or have Von Willebrand’s disease, which is a bleeding disorder. Hip issues like dysplasia are also common amon (more…)